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Should We Buy Speaker Boehner Some Balls?

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Our friend Erick Erickson of Red State set off an amusing avalanche of double entendre in conservative cyberspace by posting an article in which he ridiculed Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner by saying, “I guess Barack Obama took John Boehner’s balls because Boehner is playing with the President’s balls instead of his own,” and then offering a link through which readers could send Boehner some “Blue Bullet balls” from Amazon.

After the 13-year-old part of our brain got done laughing at Erickson’s locker room humor, we got to thinking more seriously about the problem of Speaker Boehner’s apparent lack of fortitude in the face of President Obama’s unconstitutional plan to grant amnesty to illegal aliens and other instances where the Speaker appeared to cave-in to Obama, such as on the massive growth in spending during the past six years, and the concurrent growth in the national debt.

And it struck us that in reality Boehner has actually shown plenty of masculine fortitude and has faced down opponents on numerous occasions – the problem is those opponents are always conservatives, not President Obama and the Democrats.

After the 2012 election Boehner didn’t show any hesitation in batting down conservative critics, such as Representatives Tim Huelskamp and Justin Amash, by depriving them of their committee assignments. This year the Speaker and his minions rammed through a Republican Conference rule mandating that any Member who voted against Boehner for Speaker would likewise be kicked-off their committees.

Indeed, in the present fight over Obama’s unconstitutional plan to grant amnesty, Social Security and Medicare benefits to millions of illegal aliens Boehner has been steady and consistent in undercutting and defeating conservative opponents of amnesty.

He skillfully gave Americans who were looking forward to Christmas and already distracted by the multiple Obama disasters in the Middle East and Ferguson, Missouri a shiny object to focus on – the meaningless Yoho bill.

And he made the gutsy move of putting three major big government proposals on the Floor that would have been under severe conservative pressure had they come before the House in regular order; the public lands bill, now part of the National Defense Authorization Act, the Omnibus Appropriation that continues to fund government spending at ruinous levels through the end of the fiscal year, and the most gutsy play of all, the continuing resolution for funding the Department of Homeland Security that does nothing to prohibit President Obama from implementing his unconstitutional amnesty plan.

Each of these moves took skill and fortitude and showed Boehner and his House leadership team to have plenty of spine – the problem is that all of that skill and fortitude has been directed at resisting conservatives, and advancing big government, not at defeating Obama and the Democrats.

CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie made the point in his book TAKEOVER that the greatest impediment to governing America according to conservative principles is not the Democrats – it is the progressive establishment of the Republican Party.

Conservatives should keep that in mind when they contemplate buying Speaker Boehner and the rest of the House leadership team a new can of balls, because especially in the fight over Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty for illegal aliens, it is not balls, but a commitment to conservative principles that Boehner and other GOP leaders lack. 

 We urge you to call or write your Representative and Senators (the Capitol switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to tell them they must vote to defund Obama’s plan to hire 1,000 new amnesty bureaucrats NOW, not in March after they have already sent millions of Social Security cards to illegal aliens. SIGN and SHARE OUR PETITION TO STOP OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE AMNESTY!

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I knew all was lost when this guy Boner was reelected by his constituents and subsequently reelected Speaker by his contemporaries. This guy is Obama's most valuable supporter; he is more progressive than most Democrats.

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He would not know what to do with them!