It's unlikely that the GOP caucus would vote Boehner out of his Speaker's chair, but someone has come up an interesting plan to get rid of him. Vote for the Democrat!
I'm not advocating for this, but I won't shed a tear if it happens. As the author points out, losing his seat wouldn't swing the majority to the Democrats, and the GOP would almost certainly win the seat back in two years.
....So what do we do about John Boehner? While there are grassroots efforts emerging to primary Boehner in Ohio's 8th District -- and we wish them all possible success -- the time has come to consider an alternative plan. A nuclear option, if you will.
Assuming that Boehner wins his primary in OH-8, I suggest we rally support among Tea Party and Constitutional Conservatives in that district to vote. To vote Democrat.
That single seat has virtually no chance of swinging the majority in the House one way or the other. A newly elected Democrat in that very Red seat will be a back-bencher and virtually powerless. This will give time to the district (and it is a very conservative district by all accounts) to assemble a credible candidate should one not emerge in 2014.
I would never advocate such a tactic in the Senate even though Mitch McConnell is Boehner-lite. In the Senate the odds of taking majority control are simply too tempting to chance returning the dimwitted crackpot from Searchlight, Nevada to a seat of power.
But Boehner, on the other hand, is such an egregious failure, such a cowardly and un-principled operator, that he must be ripped out of the Speaker's chair by any means necessary.
Let's see what happens in OH-8, but I suggest we fund and vociferously support any -- and I do mean any -- Boehner opponent. Enough is enough.Read it all here
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