By Lynn R. Mitchell
The war on John Boehner began before the November elections and is continuing as we head into the new Congress. The local Republican Party units, aligned with the tea party — indeed, the Augusta County unit chair who is also the State Central member is married to the director of the Shenandoah Valley Tea Party Patriots — have been urging Boehner’s removal for months, echoing the message of other far right-of-center voices who are more impressed by Senator Ted Cruz’s shut-down-the-government efforts than the pragmatic leadership of less showy representatives.
Over at World Net Daily, they are advertising a $29.95 we-do-it-all deal to call for Boehner’s removal. Joseph Farah’s commentary noted that he received literally “hundreds” of emails when he asked for reaction to unseating U.S. House Speaker John Boehner. Not thousands, mind you … not tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands … hundreds. Two hundred? Three hundred? For a nationwide campaign, that is not much of a gauge but for $29.95 he will take care of it all so you don’t have to lift a finger:
Just compare the price and time commitment of an individual participating in this campaign versus a do-it-yourself effort or one of the old-fashioned fax or phone campaigns. There’s simply no comparison in price, time commitment and, most importantly, effectiveness.
Even Blue Ridge Forum has weighed in on the dump Boehner band wagon, accusing the Speaker of “enabling Obama to transform America:”
Last evening the Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner put flesh and blood on the phrase “bi-partisan ruling class.”
He did so by openly working with a skilled revolutionary who is president of the United States to secure House passage of a massive appropriations bill called the Cromnibus.
He then pointed at what he called the “Beltway Republicans” and accused them of not having conservative principles, a familiar theme that falsely accuses those who don’t walk lockstep.
Then there are the petitions urging signatures to dump Boehner that are circulating throughout the internet and social media.
And the Republican civil war continues….