26 Republicans Vote Against Blackburn Amendment To Defund Obama’s Executive Amnesty for Illegal Aliens
A whopping 26 Republicans joined the Democrats in Congress to vote against an amendment to the DHS funding bill sponsored by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). That amendment aims to block funds for President Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), largely believed to be the root cause of the border crisis last summer.
Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) was the first Republican to break ranks. “Ellmers is [the] first GOP no vote,” Politico’s Seung Min Kim Tweeted as the vote began.
The other Republicans who voted against the measure, which passed, are: Reps. Mark Amodei (R-NV), Mike Coffman (R-CO), Ryan Costello (R-PA), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Jeff Denham (R-CA), Charlie Dent (R-PA), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Bob Dold (R-IL), Chris Gibson (R-NY), Richard Hanna (R-NY), Joe Heck (R-NV), Crescent Hardy (R-NV), John Katko (R-NY), Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), Peter King (R-NY), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Pat Meehan (R-PA), Devin Nunes (R-CA), Dave Reichert (R-WA), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Fred Upton (R-MI), and David Valadao (R-CA). Read more at breitbart.com.
By the way, Representative Ellmers, and I use the word representative loosely, has a long history of ignoring and being combative and argumentative towards her constituents. Watch the short videos on page two of the following link, and you will see for yourself: pjmedia.com.
The “most offensive headline against undocumented immigrants ever.”
I received this last night:
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives elected John Boehner to be the Speaker of the House for the 114th Congress. While I did not support his candidacy and desired a different outcome, I am still hopeful.
I am hopeful because the 24 Republicans who stood with me against the status quo and Speaker Boehner made history. Our efforts to change leadership for the better have been the most successful attempt to do so in over 100 years. Our group of conservatives came just 4 votes shy of dramatically changing the direction of our country for the better. Never before has a sitting Speaker of the House faced such opposition.
More than that however, this marked the beginning of a new Congress. This was a chance for members who supported Rep. John Boehner and those who voted against him to be a part of the solution. This was a chance for Speaker Boehner to prove to the members of the House and more importantly the American people that Republican leadership will act in the best interests of all Americans. It was a chance to show that legislation will be brought to floor based on merit, not because it is politically popular.
Unfortunately, the actions of the Speaker this week to remove Rep. Nugent and Rep. Webster from the Rules committee as well as taking Rep. Weber off key legislation do not reflect a promise of good things to come. In fact, several media outlets report that more retribution is to come for those who voted for someone other than Speaker Boehner.
Regardless, I am proud of the efforts of my friends and colleagues who stood up for the American people. In the face of retribution and pressure from other members as well as leadership, they stood on principle and for that, they should be commended.
My twenty four colleagues that stood with me are the true Patriots and I thank each and every one of them for their courage. A very big thank you goes to all of the thousands of constituents who called, emailed, and faxed Representatives from all over the Country. Without your efforts, this would not have been possible.
The following was a quote from Mark Twain that guided our group of 25 throughout this process:
“In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”
Our group of 25 will continue to represent the People and will not stop in our pursuit of the core values, founding principles, and defense of our Constitution. Washington didn’t build this Country – We the People did. The time is now to take it back and rebuild America.
“The Republican Party today is not a conservative party” – Mark Levin
We didn’t win in November to have “Obama’s Buddy” continue running the House!
Fortunately, Congressman Ted Yoho will not vote for Boehner. Please let him know that you appreciate that. And contact as many other representatives as you can , using whatever means you can, and tell them to do the same!
From TeaPartyNation: We have three days to save America.
On January 6th, the House of Representatives will hold its first vote of the new Congress to determine who the Speaker will be.
House Speaker John Boehner is running for reelection. We must stop him.
In the four years Boehner has been Speaker, he has been nothing short of a disaster. He has refused to fight Obama on anything. Yes, some of his options have been limited because the Republicans only controlled the House of Representatives.
However, he has not made the slightest effort to fight Obama and the Democrats.
If John Boehner is reelected, he has already said one of his priorities this year is to pass amnesty. His problem with Obama’s executive amnesty is not the amnesty itself, only that Obama did it instead of Congress.
We have to stop Boehner’s reelection.
Ordinarily the selection of a House Speaker is not a controversial decision. Most times, Congressmen do not even hear from their constituents on this issue.
They need to hear from us.
The vote will be on Tuesday, January 6.
Between now and then Republican Congressmen must feel the heat so they will see the light.
Go on social media this weekend. Every Congressman has a Facebook page as well as a Twitter account. Some even have Pinterest, Linkedin and Instagram accounts. Get on all of them and send a message. Vote against John Boehner for Speaker.
These accounts are monitored by staff and sometimes by the member themselves. They will hear about this.
On Monday call.
We have to melt the phone lines.
One of the things we desperately need in this effort is numbers. Call and email your friends. Ask your local Tea Party group to put this call out over the weekend. Ask your local Republican Party to do the same.
If John Boehner is reelected Speaker, we will see an agenda driven by the Chamber of Commerce, not by conservatives. That agenda will support big government and big business. It will not be for real Americans.
The holidays are over.
Start calling. Start emailing. Start posting on social media.
This story originally appeared on teapartynation.com.
PJ Media, Dec. 10th, 2014: Can Republicans endure the wrath of voters if Texas Sen. Ted Cruz disrupts government operations this year like he did in 2013? Scott Ott thought not.
You’ve probably heard by now that Jeb Bush “…will actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States.”
Long Island Woman Receives $1.12 Million For False Prosecution
A Long Island federal jury rewarded Nancy Genovese, 58, a mother of three, $1.12 million in compensatory damages after being arrested in 2009 for attempting to photograph a helicopter at a Air National Guard base in the Hamptons. Genovese intended to use the photo on a “Support the Troops” website; she was arrested for trespass and insulted as a “Teabagger.”
From The New York Post:
Southhampton cops searched her and found a legally owned rifle that she was transporting from a nearby rifle range. She contends a deputy sheriff arrived on the scene later and said to her, “I bet you are one of those Tea Party people.” When Genovese said she’s gone to Tea Party rallies, he allegedly said, “You’re a real right-winger, aren’t you?” and “You are a ‘Teabagger’” and then added that she’d be arrested for terrorism to make an example of other “right wingers.”
Read more at breitbart.com.
Note: There are issues on the forefront right now that may be much more significant to most people than this story: the CROmnibus, ISIS and President Obama’s lawless Executive Amnesty to name a few, but not to worry, I’ll be back at them soon – Just taking a few days away from them trying to calm down a little – ADB.
Gohmert: Leadership Wouldn’t Work With Conservatives on Cromnibus
Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said that conservatives in the House heard “not one word” from House GOP leadership on compromises to make changes to the cromnibus in order to get conservatives to vote for it even though “we were willing to work with them to compromise” on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Read more at breitbart.com.
The following video clips are of several members of Congress questioning Obamacare architect and admitted liar, Dr. Jonathan Gruber, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator the
honorable arrogant Marilyn Tavenner during a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on December 9th. I could write several pages of commentary, but the videos, which are just a small sampling of the questioners, speak for themselves.
“…so get over this damn glibness?” Rep. Cynthia Lummis finishes her questioning time at the health care hearing by talking about her husband, who died from a heart attack, and the problems they had with Obamacare.
Jeb Bush was interviewed on December 1st by The Wall Street Journal. He spoke about his possible (likely) run for president in 2016 and his possible strategy – It sounded like a tutorial for would be RINOs
On his December 2nd radio show, Levin spared few words about his sentiments about the newest Bush trying to continue the presidential dynasty. Listen to the above clip. Also referring to Jeb Bush, Levin was quoted in a recent article that appeared at the washingtonexaminer.com: “He’s very boring. He doesn’t elicit excitement and energy outside a very small circle of wealthy corporatists and GOP Beltway operatives. Time to move on.”
Schlafly: Don’t Let Republican Elitists Nominate Someone Like Jeb Bush
Author Phyllis Schlafly’s “A Choice Not an Echo” caused waves in 1964 by taking on the Republican ‘Kingmakers’ who seemed to ignore the needs of true conservatives. Fifty years later, she’s still a thorn in the Establishment’s side. This week, Schlafly released the 50th anniversary edition of her groundbreaking book (You can purchase it here.) She told Townhall why any candidate considering running for office in 2016 needs to read it.
Congratulations on your anniversary edition of “A Choice Not an Echo.” I know part of the reason you decided to do this anniversary edition was because it marked 50 years. But was the current political environment also a factor in your decision to release this new version?
“It was a major factor, because we have a two-party system in this country and I do believe we have to work within the Republican Party to get on the right track, since I really have no hope of getting the Democratic Party on the right track – and the Republican Party is still a fight between the Establishment, or the people we call the RINOS, (Republican in Name Only) and the grassroots. I want to activate the grassroots to realize they can be the dominant factor in the Republican Party and nominate a candidate for president who is our choice, such as the example of Ronald Reagan in 1980.” Continue reading at townhall.com.
You won’t need Common Core to solve this simple math problem:
(The number of people in this photo) minus (The number of people in this photo who are no longer in office) equals (The number of people who still need to go).
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) revealed on Saturday that Republican leadership, led by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Oh), has no intention of resisting President Obama’s executive amnesty that he ordered on Thursday.
Read the full article at breitbart.com.
Go Ted go, but we’re fighting an uphill battle on a treadmill – Especially with the House and Senate lead by Boehner and McConnell.
Published on Nov 19, 2014 by FastNews!!
Senator Ted Cruz joined Megyn Kelly tonight to rail against President Obama‘s planned action on immigration. And Cruz argued Obama’s acting particularly despotic, not just because he’s taking executive action without the approval of Congress, but because he is flagrantly ignoring the message the American people sent in the midterm elections.
Cruz argued that the midterms were actually a “referendum on amnesty” and that Obama is discarding the will of the people and becoming an “unaccountable monarch.”
Cruz also pointed out that 1) Obama has said elections have consequences when they go his way, and 2) several Democrats who supported his immigration plan in the Senate were voted out. He again proposed that the Republican-held Senate should threaten to block every single Obama nominee if Obama attempts to act on his own.