Now He’s Just Teasing Us.

In a radio segment with Laura Ingraham, Rand Paul had this to say.

   Hope he sticks to his guns.

Rand Paul: Boehner speakership in jeopardy over immigration reform  [AUDIO]

 

From The Daily Caller.com.  By Jeff  Poor 4:49 PM  08/30/2013

 

Be careful, Rand, you wouldn’t want to be the cause of THIS, now would you…….

….. Making Johnny Boy cry now, would you??  You BRUTE.

On Laura Ingraham’s Friday radio show, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul  said that if Speaker of the House John  Boehner passed an immigration reform bill similar to the Gang of Eight’s, it  would be “final things he did as speaker.”

Paul offered an update on Congress’ immigration reform efforts: Earlier  this summer, the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate passed its version of  immigration reform legislation. Despite that, Paul still lobbied for his  amendment that would put Congress in charge of making sure the border is secure.

“I’m not hearing much,” Paul said. “It’s gone pretty quiet on it. And I still  think they’re still working on something in the House and the conservative  members that have come up to me — what I keep saying and what I come back to is  my amendment is trust but verify  and in my amendment, I say you have to have congressional votes each year for  about five years and each time we have to vote to say the border is more  secure.”

Host Laura Ingraham was skeptical of Paul’s position, noting that Congress  may be in hands of Democrats who would like to see a weakened border for their  own political gain. Paul said that would still be better than a  president with sole discretion.

“There’s always the risk of that but the most important thing is that I want  Congress to be in charge of whether the border is secure or not,” he said. “The  president — whether it’s a Republican or Democratic president — I want Congress  to be in charge because I have more trust in the people’s representatives  because they’re closer to the people. Is it perfect? Probably not perfect, but  that’s what I want to have happen, that Congress is in charge of it.”

Ingraham fired back, saying Paul seemed to be suggesting he would like to see  the process head to a conference committee  between the House and the Senate and a bill be negotiated that both chambers  could vote on.

However, Paul said if House Speaker John Boehner were to bring a questionable  bill to the floor out of that conference, then it could be the end of his tenure  as House Speaker.

“I’m worried about conference, and what I would say is the only way to avoid  the problem with conference is for the speaker of the House to say we are not  going to conference on — we will not allow a vote on anything coming out of  conference that resembles the Senate bill,” Paul said. “And if there were a much  more limited bill that emphasizes border security first, then  we would do that. But he has to hold the line. I think if he [Boehner] allows  something to pass out of conference that looks anything like the Senate bill and  it is passed with a majority of Democrats, I think that’ll be the final thing he  does as speaker. So I think he knows that and I think he’s going to be very  cautious. But I hope he will defend us on this and not pass something that looks  like the Senate bill.”

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“I think if he [Boehner] allows  something to pass out of conference that looks anything like the Senate bill and  it is passed with a majority of Democrats, I think that’ll be the final thing he  does as speaker. So I think he knows that and I think he’s going to be very  cautious. But I hope he will defend us on this and not pass something that looks  like the Senate bill.”  When is the last time we’ve heard talk like THAT directed at ol’ Weepy ?

MY question, is WHO does Rand have backing up this bravado ? Obviously, HE cannot remove Boehner as speaker. I don’t see the repubs lining up to be the one to challenge Boehner’s speakership.

While I would LOVE to see Boehner get the broom, is there ANY “conservative” who could assume the Speakership? The way the PSP party operates these days, the most likely candidate would be House Whip Cantor, a PROTEGE’ of Weepy.

My choice, tentatively, would be Dave Camp, of Michigan’s 4th District, from Cadillac, 90% right on House issues.

This fight has yet to play out, so stay tuned. Same Bat-Time, same Bat-Channel.

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Clyde

 

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6 Responses to Now He’s Just Teasing Us.

  1. Grouchy Fogie says:

    Fun Times at Capitol High.
    Boehner and a milk-bag on a bull have one thing in common.
    They’re both useless.

  2. Hardnox says:

    Rand has the right of it. Good to see Rand stick his finger in Boehner’s eye for a change. Ol’ Weepy has attacked Rand a number of times. Funny how the D’s never criticize each other but the R’s form a circular firing squad.

    Good post.

    • Clyde says:

      Well, as long as they take the rino’s out, that circular firing squad isn’t so bad. Thanks, boss.

  3. pepperhawk says:

    clyde,

    It could be the last time Boehner will be a rep. The people in Ohio are protesting at his office almost every day over every one of these issues he fails us on. So Rand could be right since the Ohio constituents are ticked.

    He used to be my rep before he became speaker and I don’t know what on earth happened to him. Before being speaker he was on conservatives’ sides all the time. He has really disappointed me as a speaker and I have to wonder what the King has on him or has bribed him with.

    • Clyde says:

      Must be all those rounds of golf Crybaby played with the BECS. And the pictures of John at Man’s Country.Thanks for coming by, Pepp.