ALLEN WEST Receives Votes For Speaker of the House …Update: Boehner Wins Reelection

An Allen West for Speaker of the House Facebook page was set up this week.

By law you do not have to be a US representative to be Speaker of the House.

Already one Republican voted for Allen West during the election today.

UPDATE: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) gives Allen West his second vote for speaker.
There were at least four Republican abstentions and six defections from Boehner.

UPDATE: Nine Republicans have defected so far. With 17 defections they will need to hold a second vote.

UPDATE: Boehner wins reelection as Speaker of the House.

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  • Linda

    AWESOME…WE’LL BE PRAYING FOR YOU!!

  • FurryGuy

    The GOP majority is a thin thing so one problem with splitting the vote for Speaker could end up re-electing Nancy Pelosi to the position, again.

    American politics, the epitome of “lesser of two evils”.

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  • Misty McGinnis

    John Boehner should remain speaker. The optics of ousting him will make us look like there’s a split in the Republican Party.

  • Buzzy

    #2- It is mathematically impossible to have Pelosi elected as Speaker again, unless a number of Republicans vote for her, and that ain’t happening.

  • Another Bob

    Yes we could have gotten Nancy again. I’d rather have John Boehner and he got 217 votes so he stays on.

  • Just read Boner re-elected as speaker

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  • Boehner Fan

    Yippee!

  • Indiana

    Bummer……It bothers me that he slurs his words when he speaks…..and I’ll never have any confidence in a Politician that cries on the stump.

  • Buzzy

    Sorry but the cry baby won his seat back.

  • RCL

    What a collection of weasels we’ve got here.

    Boehner’s Nancy’s bitch.

    The GOP is a dead man walking.

  • donh

    Nancy Pelosi would have rounded Boner up a few Democrat votes if more republicans defected. Having Boner sit as her puppet is more empowering to the Democrats than openly holding the gavel in her own hand. They still get everything they want without having to take any blame.

  • Ima Burke

    “The optics of ousting him will make us look like there’s a split in the Republican Party.”
    you have to be be kidding. you’re the same person that was clueless romney didn’t have a chance. numbers mean nothing to you. we need two parties, we had two parties, but divide one of those parties in half and neither will ever win power again. lordy goodness. get off of fox and stop listening to rush or you’re doom to losing everything. fox fired rove. figure out why

  • lincoln’s widow

    So close, what a squeaker. West only lost by a couple hundred votes.

  • Patty

    What a Great Speaker he would make. IF ONLY!!

  • cavt

    Sad but predictable. Nothing will change as is usual. Will be interesting though to see now if the cryer does indeed refuse to do any one on one negotiation with the dictator.

  • shadow

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) gives Allen West his second vote for speaker.

    That figures. Now that West and Walsh are gone, Gohmert heads up the headcase contingent, but(Steve) King and Bachmann are not far behind.

  • Freddy

    Was the Republican establishment concerned about West one day becomming speaker when they were redistricting Florida?

  • shadow

    What a Great Speaker he would make.

    No doubt the late night comedians are very disappointed.

  • shadow

    Was the Republican establishment concerned about West one day becomming speaker when they were redistricting Florida?

    I’m sure it drives every last decision they make.

  • Dan in Not Chicago, Illinois

    Ima Burke, the two parties we have right now are Democrat and Democrat Lite. How does that do Conservatives and small government folks any good? The Democrat Lite party treats conservatives like crap because they KNOW there is no place else for them to go. It wasn’t the wave of “moderate Republicans” that swept Boehner into the Speaker office, it was Conservative, TEA Party Republicans.

    A 3rd, small Contitutionally aligned government party would probably pull about a 3rd of the population. Then the Democrat Lite party can be free to be who they really are (supposedly moderate) which would probably pull support from the full blown Democrat party. And then the Democrats can also drop their mask and be who they really are, a far left socialist party.

  • DaveL

    If the Tea Party wants to form a new party I’m all in. I’m through with the GOP.

  • Dan in Not Chicago, Illinois

    *Constitutionally, not Contitutionally.

  • Lady Mondegreen

    Allen West served his purpose and we will continue hear less and less of him.

  • Republicans hate America, reelecting Boehner.

  • donh

    So now you know of those 151 some Republicans who voted AGAINST Boner’s fiscal cliff deal , 138 of them were just putting on a face….political theater ….to cover their rear end for 2014 elections. Only a bakers dozen in the house and 4 in the Senate are genuine conservatives willing to fight for America. The rest of them in Congress are ALL Democrats in disguise… posing as something they are not….faking and lip servicing…flim flamming and scamming…. plotting and planning to remove the fighters trying to do the right things.

    To re-elect this CAVE man after he disappoints time an again losing EVERY political battle big and small PROVES the Republican party prays for its own death.

  • cavt

    Well said Dan. Have these same discussions with my conservative friends who feel like Ima. Demo-lite GOP will only make the descent slower, not reverse the course. Need a small govt, constitution based party. Yeah, may very well lose ground at first but the strong contrast in beliefs is needed if we are to have any hope for the future. Otherwise, it’s hello big govt, socialistic Amerika.

  • Multitude

    Actually, had Boehner lost, the Republicans could have blamed the dismal sequestration politics, the ass-kicking by Obama that led into the massive tax raise on 70% of Americans without a nickle of spending reductions, etc. all tagged to the failed leadership of Boehner.

    They’d have a clean slate, going into 2014 with focus. Instead, they’ve re-hired the coach who just went 0-12 the last two years. We warned you on Romney that the RINO path would lead in failure. I’m telling you now: Republicans will get punished even further in 2014, probably giving back the House.

    Oh by the way, the Supreme Court will be certain to be at least a guaranteed 6 justice advantage locked in for the progressives. It’s game over, America.

  • bg

    ++

    there is a God and we are the people, Amen..

    disclaimer: we need to go further and seat
    him in that empty chair in the White House..

    ==

  • Paul in N. AL

    I can’t believe that coward was reinstalled into the speakership. Once again shows the lack of backbone from the GOP.

  • bg

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    irony is, too bad they weren’t voting for him to replace Obama, he’d
    probably win in a landslide, including quite a few Dem switch-overs..

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  • bg

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    S. Wolf #26 January 3, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    still flu bound?? 😯

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  • Mad Hatter

    Something tells me that Allen West is saying what General MacArthur said,

    “I shall return.”

    And like MacArthur, he’ll return successfully.

  • Winston Wolfe

    The optics of ousting him will make us look like there’s a split in the Republican Party. – Misty

    In case you haven’t noticed, there is a split in the Republican party.

  • bg

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    Thank You Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

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  • Lilbby

    And this is why I switched to “unaffiliated” yesterday on my voter registration.

  • bg

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    “The new Republicans are the old Democrats,
    The old Democrats are the new Progressives,
    The new Progressives are the old Communists”

    ~ bg

    ==

  • Joanne

    He would have made a great Speaker, and that is exactly why he is not the Speaker. The whole American people are led around by roughly 500 men and women and a man with the head the size of 500 men and women. How pathetic!

    Did you all know this?

    In 1962 President Truman established one day a year as a National Prayer Day and in 1988, President Reagan enacted legislation to establish the 1st Thursday in May of each year as a National Day of Prayer. In 2007, Obama, the U.S. Presidential candidate declared the US was no longer a Christian nation and as President in 2009 cancelled the National Day of Prayer at the White House, even though, the same exact year a National Day of Prayer was held on Capitol Hill for 50,000 Muslims. Waked the hell up America.

  • Joanne

    Allen West can still lead the charge – he is a man of God, and therefore, fearless – something the left hates to the core.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    UPDATE: Boehner wins reelection as Speaker of the House.

    They don’t call it “The Stupid Party” for nothing…

  • ALL_IS_LOST

    And I should vote GOP why exactly?

    I will never forget the Speaker’s purge of conservatives from committees.

  • Carol-Christian Soldier

    #s 41 and 42–
    Right ON-could not have stated it better!
    C-CS

  • bg

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    Joanne #39 January 3, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    re: [Obama, the U.S. Presidential candidate declared the US was
    no longer a Christian nation and as President in 2009 cancelled
    the National Day of Prayer at the White House, even though, the
    same exact year a National Day of Prayer was held on Capitol Hill
    for 50,000 Muslims.]

    just a sample of so much more.. 🙁

    April 15, 2009

    Obama Administration Stacking the Deck with Islamists

    [“…even under the pressures that you and I know about, the deen of
    Islam is growing because people see even within all of this struggle it is
    better to be a Muslim under these conditions than to be a kaffir under
    any conditions… before Allah closes our eyes for the last time you will
    see Islam move from being the second largest religion in America-that’s
    where we are now- to being the first religion in America.”
    ]

    September 1, 2009

    not the first time..

    Christians to Pray as White House Observes Ramadan

    [“He’s stated before the entire world that we’re not a Christian
    nation,”added the founder of L.E.A.R.N. Inc. “By him turning his
    back on Christians on a day when we’re to pray to God, then
    turn around and make such a flamboyant move toward Islam,
    it tells me that it’s not America that’s not Christian, it’s the
    president that’s not Christian.”
    [more at link, connecting links,
    and threads]

    September 24, 2009

    50,000 Muslims to Pray on Capitol Hill: Guess Who’s Not Happy?

    [But perhaps the most intriguing objections to this unprecedented
    event have come from within the American Muslim community itself.

    “The truth may not be welcome, but remains truth: thousands of
    Muslims lining up for silent prayer in unison, within sight of the
    center of American government, is going to be misconstrued as
    an intimidation rather than an outreach, and not just to the rabi
    Islamophobic fringe,” wrote Aziz Poonawalla, a Muslim blogger
    at Beliefnet, in a post last Friday. “It really doesn’t help that the
    official slogan for the event plastered all over the Web site is ‘Our
    time has come.’ Or that when you load the official homepage, you
    are blasted with audio of a thickly accented Islamic prayer.”

    [..]

    In his post at Beliefnet, Aziz Poonawalla raised concerns that the event
    is the brainchild of a few mosques in New Jersey, most notably Dar-ul-
    Islam, and that there was not enough vetting of speakers and
    organizers.[more at link, etc]

    October 21, 2012

    A Red Carpet for Radicals at the White House

    October 22, 2012

    Islamist radicals find warm
    welcome in Obama White House

    [White House visitor records show that administration officials have
    hosted numerous White House meetings with a series of U.S.-based
    Muslim political groups that have close ties to jihadi groups and push
    to reduce anti-terrorism investigations.

    The visits were discovered by the Investigative Project on Terrorism,
    which compared the Obama White House’s visitor records with its
    database of Islamist advocacy groups.]

    inch by foot by yard by mile..

    ==

  • shadow

    irony is, too bad they weren’t voting for him to replace Obama, he’d
    probably win in a landslide, including quite a few Dem switch-overs..

    Dream on.

  • shadow

    And this is why I switched to “unaffiliated” yesterday on my voter registration.

    And aside from less junk mail at election time, what do you believe that accomplished?

  • shadow

    Did you all know this? In 1962 President Truman established one day a year as a National Prayer Day

    Did you know that:
    Truman wasn’t president in 1962. Kennedy was.
    Obama never said, “the US was no longer a Christian nation.”
    There was never an official National Day of Prayer at the White House to cancel.
    Any Islamic Day of Prayer was not officially sanctioned and Obama had nothing to do with it.
    You are passing on an internet hoax that is pure BS.

  • You Got To be Kidding!!!

    Alan WEST???????!!! You are kidding. He is an imbecile. He couldn’t even win in a district that was gerrymandered for him!!! That being said, he was divisive, dismissive and a DUMB A$$!!!!!

  • shadow

    He couldn’t even win in a district that was gerrymandered for him!!!

    Now that’s not fair. It wan’t gerrymandered for him. He moved there for the advantage.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    He couldn’t even win in a district that was gerrymandered for him!!!

    Florida has a Fair Redistricting law, so it’s rather unlikely that their legislature could gerrymander a district that way. What’s more, there wasn’t no love lost between LTC West and the Republican-dominated FL legislature, as anti-establishment as he was. What incentive did they have to try to keep him in the fold if he posed a threat to upsetting their applecarts?

  • bg #33

    Just the tag end of it. Not feeling 101%. Thank you.

    OK, not all Republicans.

  • RealMc

    Too bad they didn’t vote Mark Levin in. I’d mortgage my house and GIVE him the money.

  • Joanne

    “Did you know that:
    Truman wasn’t president in 1962. Kennedy was.
    Obama never said, “the US was no longer a Christian nation.”
    There was never an official National Day of Prayer at the White House to cancel.
    Any Islamic Day of Prayer was not officially sanctioned and Obama had nothing to do with it.
    You are passing on an internet hoax that is pure BS.”
    by shadow

    – Typo – it should read 1952, sorry about that.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmC3IevZiik Obama said the US was no longer a Christian nation, so bite me.

    – “The National Day of Prayer (36 U.S.C. § 119)[1] is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress, when people are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation”. Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day.[2] The modern law formalizing its annual observance was enacted in 1952, although it has historical origins to a mandate by George Washington, the first president of the United States” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Day_of_Prayer

    – No one said the muslims on Capitol Hill took part in a ‘sanctioned’ National Day of Prayer

    – “Washington, D.C. – On September 25th there will be a national prayer gathering of Muslims on the west front of the U.S. Capitol Building. They are expecting at least 50,000 to attend from mosques all across America.

    They will gather to pray from 4:00 AM until 7:00 PM. The gathering will take place by the site where U.S. Presidents have been inaugurated since 1981. The organizers say that it was Obama’s inauguration speech in January and his speech broadcast from Egypt in June that gave them the idea for this prayer gathering on Capitol Hill.

    They have a website set up for this event. If you never look at another website look at this one, especially the final words: http://www.islamoncapitolhill.com/” The site is scrubbed – go figure.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/10/obama-hosting-ramadan-dinner-at-white-house/
    What Christian would host a ramadan dinner.

    Shadow – p*ss off.

  • bg

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    shadow.. :roll:

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  • bg

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    Allen West is the best!!

    scroll for much more here & here..

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  • bg

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    shadow #47 January 3, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    re; [Obama never said, “the US was no longer a Christian nation.”]

    “whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation”

    ==

  • shadow

    Obama said the US was no longer a Christian nation, so bite me.

    Ah, context. “At least not just!” Meaning, we are a nation of many faiths, no matter how you intolerant self-agrandizing Christians feel about it.

    – “The National Day of Prayer (36 U.S.C. § 119)[1] is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May …
    Now show me where it was an official White House event and where Obama canceled it.

    – No one said the muslims on Capitol Hill took part in a ‘sanctioned’ National Day of Prayer
    So then what does this have to do with Obama? People do all kinds of things on Capital Hill? BTW, Obama wasn’t even there. He was in Pittsburgh on September 25, 2009.

  • bg

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    shadow #57 January 3, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    no, he sent the message then he gave his BS
    coverup speech, step into the light, wake up..

    “We Are No Longer a Christian Nation”

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  • bg

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    wow shadow..

    “At least not just!”

    talk about context, you
    kind of overdid it again..

    ==

  • bg

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    shadow #57 January 3, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    May 7, 2009

    Obama ends Bush-era National Prayer Day service at White House

    [“It’s not his job to tell people to pray,” David Silverman,
    nationalspokesman for the organization American Atheists,
    told CNN. “We are very happy he did away with the George
    W. Bush-era celebrations and party, but we wish he wouldn’t
    do it at all.”]

    now go back, click on, and read info in links..

    or STFU gnat!!

    May 3, 2010

    Franklin Graham uninvited from Pentagon prayer breakfast

    have you seen the list of Mo Bro Members positioned within
    our gov institutions armed with our secrets and much more,
    let alone visitors to the white house??

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  • bg

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    re: #60 January 3, 2013 at 9:57 pm bg

    Egyptian mag affirms Brotherhood infiltration of White House

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  • shadow

    Obama ends Bush-era National Prayer Day service at White House
    Political commentary from Andrew Malcolm

    That is all I really need to see. You have a problem seperating news from comentary, but then you think WND and EUTimes are news.

    At any rate, Bush chose to host a prayer service at the White House, which was his perogative. It was also his style. He wore his religion on his sleeve. Other presidents, not so much. Reagan had one the first year, but didn’t repeat the event. Did you accuse Reagan of “canceling the National Day of Prayer in the White House?” Did all the other self-righteous Christian zealots attack their demi-god for doing so? I bet not.

  • bg

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    shadow #62 January 3, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    so your own search..

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  • bg

    ++

    re; #63 January 3, 2013 at 11:39 pm bg

    so = do

    re: Obama ends Bush-era National
    Prayer Day service at White House

    like i said, click on links for info, or STFU!!

    [The National Day of Prayer (36 U.S.C. § 119) is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress, when people are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation”. Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. The modern law formalizing its annual observance was enacted in 1952, although it has historical origins to a mandate by George Washington, the first president of the United States.

    On the National Day of Prayer, Americans from all religious backgrounds turn to God in prayer for the United States. Its constitutionality was unsuccessfully challenged in court by the Freedom From Religion Foundation after their first attempt was unanimously dismissed by a federal appellate court in April 2011]

    [disclaimer: pardon source]

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  • bg

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    ipso fact: to each their own on their own merits/demerits, i made
    now comparisons, just stated the facts, get over it you irrelevant
    nitpickygnat..

    History of the NDP

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  • bg

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    gah, re: #65 January 3, 2013 at 11:55 pm bg

    now = no

    way past bedtime..

    oh yeah,

    hey see through,

    let me know if you learned anything.. /s/

    ==

  • Navy Seal

    Google Bilderburg & check out what’s going on behind our backs….

  • Gary

    BG 38

    That paradigm leaves one line missing at the top:

    The new X are the old Republicans.

    Conservatives are without a representative party in Congress.
    It’s time for a new Conservative party.

  • Gary

    Shadow 62

    You’re a bad speller:

    comentary should be commentary
    perogative should be prerogative

    Ordinarily not worth pointing out, but when a liberal presumes to be more intelligent than Conservatives, or asserts that we’re all mindless zealots (in stark contrast to the liberal echo chamber, of course), then it bears pointing out. If you’re going to smarter than the rest of us, you shouldn’t make such noticeable errors.

  • shadow

    Ordinarily not worth pointing out, but when a liberal presumes to be more intelligent than Conservatives, or asserts that we’re all mindless zealots (in stark contrast to the liberal echo chamber, of course), then it bears pointing out. If you’re going to smarter than the rest of us, you shouldn’t make such noticeable errors.

    Thank you for pointing that out. No, spelling is not something at which I excel. (Although “comentery” was a typo.) And I’m sure you’d do the same for all the people who have called me derogatory names and questioned my intelligence, if they had ever misspelled a word, including “Mr. To Stupid.” No?

    Now, feel free to get back to me when you have something substantive to say.

  • shadow

    bg:
    From your links:
    2010-APR-15: A U.S. District Court judge ruled that the federal enabling legislation for the NDP was unconstitutional.

    The U.S. Department of Justice filed a notice to appeal the ruling on April 22, 2010,[29] and on April 14, 2011 a panel at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously overruled Crabb’s decision, stating that “a feeling of alienation cannot suffice as injury.” They further stated that the President is free to make appeals to the public based on many kinds of grounds, including political and religious, and that such requests do not obligate citizens to comply and do not encroach on citizens’ rights.

    No who do you suppose was in charge of the U.S. Department of Justice on April 22, 2010?
    Therefore, it is more like Obama reinstated the NDP, instead of cancelling it.

  • bg

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    shadow #71 January 4, 2013 at 8:31 am

    re; Obama ends Bush-era National
    Prayer Day service at White House

    and in doing so, ended the: from 1775 to
    Washington to Bush Presidential tradition

    [2010-APR-15: A U.S. District Court judge ruled that the federal enabling legislation for the NDP was unconstitutional. That is, the right of individuals and groups to hold a NDP is very securely protected by the U.S. Constitution. The free exercise clause of the same amendment guarantees that. It is only the declaration of the NDP by the federal government that was found to be unconstitutional.]

    idiot..

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  • bg

    ++

    shadow..

    stop trying to confuse the issue with your bait and switch
    crap, it is what is it, and it’s definitely not rocket science..

    ==

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