Foes find themselves losing plum committee posts.
By Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan
John Boehner is getting revenge.
He secured his third term as speaker Tuesday afternoon, losing 25 votes on the House floor to three relatively unknown members of the House Republican Conference. But he’s already punishing those who betrayed him.
First up: Florida Reps. Daniel Webster and Richard Nugent. The pair will be booted from their spots on the House Rules Committee, according to sources familiar with the decision. Webster ran against Boehner (R-Ohio) for speaker Tuesday, and Nugent supported his fellow Floridian.
Read this story at politico.com ...
by Tom Hoefling
According to their ranking minority member, none of the members of the House Rules Committee, of either party, read the $1.1 trillion dollar “omnibus” spending bill before they met to push the legislation toward the floor of the House.
Top Democrat Admits: Not One Member Of House Rules Committee Actually Read Omnibus Bill Before Hearing
If they had bothered to do their job, here are a few of the choice items they would have found:
A ten-fold increase in the size of individual contributions that can be received by the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, one of the main instruments used to help crush Tea Party Conservatives in the 2014 primaries.
Education Spending Spree Continues Apace in Omnibus
Rules Committee Republicans Meet, Writing 'Blank Check' for Obama's Executive Amnesty Today
Boehner Omnibus Gives Social Security Benefits to Illegal Aliens Under Obama Amnesty
GOP Rep: Leadership Blocked Bill Protecting Churches from Funding Abortion
Obamacare, which almost all Republicans ran against in the 2014 election, remains fully funded.
And apparently, full funding of abortion and so-called “family planning” efforts in America and abroad, via the UN, appear to have remained completely intact.
More continues to come out about this monstrosity of a bill by the hour. Stay tuned.
If you hear a very loud noise outside tonight, it may be the sound of the gnashing of the teeth of the Republican conservatives across the land who actually thought they had won something in the November election.
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
-- Albert Einstein
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero
“What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage. The mere act of believing that some wrongful course of action constitutes an advantage is pernicious.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Non nobis solum nati sumus. (We are not born for ourselves alone.)”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero, On Duties
"The law of nature is that which God at the time of creation of the nature of man infused into his heart, for his preservation and direction. ... the ligeance or faith of the subject is due unto the king by the law of nature: secondly, that the law of nature is part of the law of England: thirdly, that the law of nature was before any judicial or municipal law: fourthly, that the law of nature is immutable."
-- Sir Edward Coke
Coke was an Englishman, obviously. In America, of course, we recognize the whole body of the people as the sovereign, under God.
"Every man, and every body of men on earth, possesses the right of self-government."