By Lynn R. Mitchell
The elections for the House Republican Leadership were held on November 13 in the Conference and there were no surprises. The Conference meeting included all of the new members, who were in town for orientation and these meetings. The new members chose their Freshman Class representative, Congresswoman-elect Mimi Walters (R-CA), as well.
Here’s the press conference they held after the leadership elections.
Keep in mind what I already wrote: nobody ran against Boehner.
With that — boom — Brian Schoeneman exposes that the anti-Boehner masses are being duped by the very people they thought they could trust (see No, there’s no race for Speaker of the House). He continued:
Fast forward to this weekend, where we’ve already seen a number of people announce that they’re either “running for Speaker” or they intend to vote for someone other than the Speaker. First were Ted Massie (R-KY) and Jim Bridenstein (R-OK), who announced they wouldn’t vote for Boehner. Then Ted Yoho (R-FL) and Louis Gohmert (R-TX) both announce over the weekend that they’re going to throw their names out there as alternatives to Boehner for Speaker.
This is a joke. These guys aren’t actually running against Boehner, and they know they aren’t doing that. If they wanted to do that, they should have done it in November, when they could have put their names in contention, forced secret ballot elections in the Republican Conference, and actually had a chance of showing their colleagues that they were tired of Speaker Boehner and wanted new leadership. Did any of them do that?
There’s more to read in this explosive piece that shows the anti-Boehner faction is being played like a fiddle, again. Brian’s closing paragraph says it all:
Don’t give these guys any credit or your donations. They don’t deserve them. If they truly believed what they were saying – that John Boehner doesn’t deserve to be Speaker – they had every opportunity to mount a real campaign for Speaker in November and they chose not to. What is happening now is pure political theater – the kind that so many Republican activists have told me time and again they are tired of.
If we really don’t want this kind of political theater, we need to stop rewarding it.
Read Brian’s entire piece. It exposes the hypocrisy of the anti-Boehner “leaders.” With this type of exposure, it makes them look as if they are playing games at the expense of their constituents, wasting time when leadership is most needed, and not expecting the exposure of their faux challenges to see the light of day.