Laura Ingraham: Sources Say Paul Ryan to Replace John Boehner as Speaker (Video)

There are rumblings in the House that several Republicans are contemplating a plan to unseat Speaker John Boehner.
Breitbart has an exclusive report on this development.

And, guess whose name keeps popping up?
Laura Ingraham says her sources told her there is a movement to replace John Boehner with Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House.
Via The O’Reilly Factor:

Republicans will vote for Speaker on January 3.

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  • ★FALCON★

    Another point – based on this – (sorry for the extremely long snippet) – my comment at the end.

    According to the plan as drafted, the first step is to re-establish the election of the Speaker of the House by secret ballot, rather than by a public roll call vote. That’s because the members who would oppose Boehner, if there ended up not being enough votes to achieve their desired result or if Boehner scared via threat or coaxed via prize some of the opposition into voting for him, would be sitting ducks for retaliation in the near future.

    As one hill staffer considering this path told Breitbart News, the members involved in an unsuccessful coup d’etat would be “toast.”

    To establish a secret ballot election for Speaker of the House, one Republican member will need to step forward and introduce a resolution on the House floor on the morning of January 3, 2013, before any other business takes place. Those close to this plan are convinced that a member will step forward and introduce this resolution.

    On January 3, the House of Representatives will convene for the first order of business for the 113th Congress. Normally, the first order of business is for the House to elect a Speaker.

    But if a member introduces that resolution for a secret ballot, the whole House will vote on that first. That vote will need to have a public roll call, meaning the American people, the press, and Boehner will know who voted which way. Even so, those who are considering this path forward to unseat Boehner know that Boehner and other establishment Republicans can’t legitimately oppose the concept of a secret ballot election for a leader of a political body.

    Why’s that? In a 2009 op-ed Boehner himself wrote for U.S. News and World Report, the then House Minority Leader bashed unions for their failure to employ secret ballot elections to protect those voting. Boehner’s op-ed was an attack on the Democrats’ Employee Free Choice Act, also known as “card check” – legislation that would have hurt the sacred concept of elections so badly that, in Boehner’s own words, “it would leave them [workers voting in union elections] open to coercion and intimidation.”

    This truly is the last chance to save the country. I know many will say that our Presidential defeat was game, set, match. However, the leadership of Boehner and Cantor (who I supported two years ago) has acted as Obama’s cohorts.

    A government lacking a system of check and balances is sure to fail and we have see the results of this conglomeration.

    If Boehner is not defeated in this struggle for the party you can literally kiss your ass goodbye. Fin.

  • shadow

    Allen West Michelle Bachman and Lou Gohmert.

    You left out Steve King and Joe Walsh, the balance of the Bat-Crap Crazy Caucus.

  • donh

    The reincarnation of dough face Wig party leader WAGON BOY FROM OHIO must GO….>

    ” He is perhaps also remembered for his sponsorship during the 36th Congress in early 1861 of the proposed Corwin amendment to the United States Constitution which remains to this day technically still pending for ratification before the state legislatures. That amendment would have prohibited any amendments to the Constitution from interfering with slavery in the United States. When it was approved by Congress and sent out to the state legislatures for consideration, it was a last-ditch effort to avert the outbreak of the Civil War. ”

    Corwin as a REPUBLICAN tried to insulate slavery from EVER being defeated AFTER Lincoln won election in 1860….Boner , following the TEA PARTY revolution of 2010 has followed in the footsteps of Corwin …. enabling an outrageous evil moral hazard to continue . He has sought to rewrite the laws governing debt ceilings so the American people can never stop government from spending unlimited money and condemning future generations to the slavery of unbearable debt. BONER MUST GO ! and enough of that little brown noser RYAN too. He is one of the BOYS in a time that calls for MEN and WOMEN. He couldn’t even beat Biden in a debate !

  • Oliver

    Doesn’t really matter who’s Speaker; bottom line is that the GOP just got played big time by the master strategist Axelrod.

    Bush tax cuts expire, Obama implements NEW cuts for the 98%, heretofore known as The OBAMA TAX CUTS and looks like a hero, while House Repubs look like the schmucks they are.

    The whole bunch of them just walked right into it. Pathetic.

  • owl

    I love Paul Ryan but I do not think he is the right person at this time.

    We need someone capable, experienced and with nothing to lose.

    I say we need Newt. I agree with #11 about Bachman, West and Louie. They get it but I think we need a real hell raiser that knows how to shut the place down. It would shock the Scoopers/Dems/Obama into he**.

    Newt would get out there and ask about the budget and then tell you what he really thought about it. Newt likes to hear his VOICE. Newt thinks he is smart and I think he is smart enough to hold it together and give them what Boehner should have done in 2010.

    This nice gentlemanly conduct is bull when we are getting our brains beat out without anyone raising a VOICE.

    We need someone that will turn our side loose. Newt would not have stood for this crap and I am afraid that Ryan is too much the tech/nerd to do us any good. We need a VOICE.

    Willing to consider your Aunt or Uncle but these Wimpy Not Able To Control Anything while doing The Silence has been building in me since 2004. They lost 2006.

  • jackson_murrell

    Paul Ryan would be a helluva House Speaker. He wouldn’t treat the Tea Party caucus like an inconvenient relative and, being tough,articulate, and intelligent, would never be confused for a Dem.

  • Fuquay Steve

    I also heard Laura say that because she has children of a certain age (6 or 7) that gun control really must be looked at rationally and reasonably. Oh well, there goes another one…in a few years when her kids get to be of a certain age, she will think free condoms will be great and abortions on demand will be just peachy. Eventually when her kids hit retirement age, SS better not be touched or modified in any way, after all – they are her children.

  • Fuquay Steve

    No wonder she’s filling in for the great big gov’t secularist, Bill O’Reilly.

  • GotFreedom

    Here’s a question for all of you to ponder. . .if Ryan becomes Speaker. . .would he run for POTUS in 2016?

  • Flintstone F.


    Face and palm suddenly meet.

    Boehner’s got to go. Obama is not an easy person to negotiate with because he’s a Narcissistic spoiled brat elitist thug commie, stoner.


  • Injunjoe

    That would be a real breath of fresh air…

  • AmericaWILL

    I was cheering for this a week after the election. I don’t think Ryan will be as easy to manipulate by the demos.

  • Multitude

    Boehner has been a persistent failure. In the corporate world, he would have been fired at least two years ago. His aggressive actions that divided the party – secretly removing committee chairs that didn’t vote lock-step with his paternalistic, authoritarian command – not only drove away Tea Party folks, but reminded the nation once again that the Republican Party is the party of elite, white privileged men of excessive wealth.

    The left will continue to drive the country into its communist dystopia if unchallenged, and Boehner preempts and precludes any serious challenge. He effectually enables the tyranny of the left through his ineptitude.

    Throw him out, or we’re already gone. Republicans, you deserve no second chance through the astounding bungling you did in 2008 and 2012. You’ve repeatedly ignored the will of the people, appointing Mint Julep white elite males and trashing black men and conservative women. No more!

  • bad actor

    Paul Ryan would be a big improvement!

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    ..or if Boehner scared via threat or coaxed via prize some of the opposition into voting for him, would be sitting ducks for retaliation in the near future.

    Are those people serious? They’re worried Mr Weepy is going to scare a fellow House Republican via a threat or somehow retaliate in the future?

    What’s he done so far? Remove people from committees? If a House Republican doesn’t have one of those assignments then there’s little to lose. And if he is somehow one of those types who is willing to play political hardball with fellow party members but not the opposition, then he should be removed anyway, because his value in his current position is diddly squat.

  • Rose

    Paul Ryan’s budget was little different in total $$$ outlay than Obama – his trajectory of spending nearly the same, delayed in places by as as little as 3-4 months and in others a MUCH as 3-4 years.

    He doesn’t understand CUT SPENDING, and in SEND THE TRAJECTORY DOWNHILL!

    Easy to do, they don’t even LOOK at the real waste – EPA INSANITY needs to be DISMANTLED.
    Dept of Interior, Dept of Ed, HUD


    GREEN ENERGY/ ETHANOL….SLASH IT, Grants and subsidies and tax breaks – OUT!

    If they want Green Energy, let them built ELECTROMAGNETIC GENERATORS on HIGH SIDES of NIAGRA, etc…
    If THAT is not environmentally SAFE – NONE OF THE REST OF IT IS, EITHER!!!!!

    UN spending ENTIRELY wiped out – removed from USA – it’s RUSSIAN AND MIDDLE EAST TOOL anyway – AND WE PAY for them to undermine US.
    TSA homeland security FOR MOLESTERS. Obamacare, Freddie and Fannie, NEA/NPR/PBS, ACORN, SEIU, SEUI PENSIONS.

    Congressional Pensions, WHITE HOUSE PENSIONS, Judiciary Pensions.

    If that is their plan – they should go to the DIM PARTY.

    I won’t help ENABLERS.

    The patronage of public office should no longer be confided to one who uses it for active opposition to the national will. – Thomas Jefferson


  • Houstonpetitions

    If you are OK with amnesty get Ryan in there.

  • Multitude

    Does anyone think Boehner matters outside of DC anyways? And seriously now, RINOs, ask youself: Since you guys were such utter losers in the election, do you think anything will happen in DC either?

    Boehner’s all about the short game: no vision. One must give credit to the progressives for playing the long game, investing into infecting education, unions, low-information voters, government assistance recipients, blacks, Hispanics, lazy college women who apparently need $14,000 a year in condoms for sex that puts a prostitute’s frequency to shame, all these demographics were constructed and informed that they need Democrats to exist. Show me a single non-political American that Boehner connects with… anyone?

    Not a soul. At best, they don’t know of his existence. When they do learn, they’re repulsed. Country club white rich man who plays dumb inside DC games for short career games at the expense of millions in suffering.

    Fire his weepy ass and put someone with principles and a fire in his belly in. Or expire, you worthless, mostly dead party. We’ll go build something better.

  • EBL
  • Amjean

    In the years he has been in govt. Paul Ryan
    hasn’t really taken a stand for anything – votes pretty much party line from what I have
    been told. Since Bush’s two terms were rino like as far as fiscal policy with growing goverment,
    that means Ryan voted right in step. Ryan also didn’t light the world on fire during Romney’s campaign. Other than his 6-pak abs that is.

    Also, I heard him lie about his time in a marathon on a radio show. I was absolutely
    shocked! And the host (might have been Hugh Hewitt, I don’t recall for certain) gave him
    an opportunity to correct himself and it didn’t happen.

    I am willing to give him a chance. I liked the way he schooled Obama on the budget.
    Hopefully, he would stand up to the dems. I don’t have much hope tho as they keep trying
    to get rid of Palin, conservatives in the party and the Tea Party. I don’t really see Ryan
    as a conservative; perhaps a faux conservative. He would be better than Cantor.