A campaign to send letters to House GOP members urging them to find another House speaker because of John Boehner’s decision to give in to Barack Obama’s demand for amnesty and Obamacare funding moved above 575,000 just as Boehner, himself, was conceding that there were mistakes in the handling of those issues.
The “Dump Boehner Now” letter writing campaign allows voters to reach every single Republican House member with hard copy letters with FedEx delivery guaranteed.
The letter points out that the House had every power it needed – the power of the purse – to halt Obama’s plans to give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens already in the country, and to at least delay and chip away at Obamacare, after the huge GOP sweep of election results in November.
Then, voters gave the GOP an increased majority in the U.S. House and control of the U.S. Senate.
But Boehner compromised with Obama to carry on funding into 2015 for both Obamacare and amnesty.
Now in the Washington Times, Boehner was quoted saying, “Yeah, there’ve been a couple of stumbles, all in our effort to show the American people we’re here to listen to their priorities.”
The Times reported that Boehner and other GOP leaders have rushed bills along, “but he said those bills have led to the stumbles, and he said they need to work them through with rank-and-file lawmakers to make sure everyone is on the same page.”
And The National Journal reported, quoting insiders at a GOP meeting, that Boehner was considering a legal action against Obama over the amnesty plans.
“Our team has been working on litigation. We are finalizing a plan to authorize litigation on this issue – one we believe gives us the best chance of success,” he said, according to the Journal’s source.
The issue with the GOP is that voters spoke loudly and clearly during the 2014 mid-terms. Their decision was that they really didn’t want or like amnesty or Obamacare.
But within weeks of the sweeping victory, Boehner and others agreed to continue funding Obamacare and amnesty into 2015.
Boehner fought off a rebellion at the beginning of January when he was faced with a couple dozen members of his own party who wouldn’t support him in his re-election bid to be House speaker. He won anyway, but sources report he was alarmed by the extent of the dissatisfaction with his work.
The letter campaign was launched specifically over Obamacare and amnesty.
In addition to the hundreds of thousands of letters, the Washington Examiner reported: “There were hundreds of them, jamming the phone lines of the district and Capitol offices of dozens of House GOP lawmakers. The callers were not angry about legislation. Nor were they asking for help with a local matter. They were demanding their representative vote against Boehner … in his bid to win election to a third term as speaker.”
And there’s a move by a couple of dozen House members, led by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, to create a new caucus that would urge bold, conservative actions on immigration, Obamacare and other issues.
Jordan told Gannett: “If you set small goals, you’re not likely to accomplish big things. Our party had better understand what is at stake. We had better get it.”
The report said the idea “is to leverage the Republican sweep in November’s elections into conservative victories in Congress – and to serve as a check on the GOP leadership if they move too far toward the middle” to “compromise with the White House and congressional Democrats.”
“Absolutely, I want people storming the halls of Congress,” Judson Phillips told WND. “Melting the phone lines and anything else.”
“So, I love [WND CEO Joseph Farah’s] letter writing idea.”
The campaign allows people to send letters, with their own names and addresses via FedEx, all for the one price of $29.95, to each of the House GOP members.