By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Discharge petitions could be the answer to the impasse in the matter of a new House Speaker.
I don’t much care for the current Speaker of the House John Boehner. If you are reading this, chances are you feel the same way. This said, we should acknowledge that our dislike for Boehner, while currently personal, has its origins in his lies and disregard for our wishes regarding illegal alien control, Obamacare and the passage of a federal budget.
A layman’s review of whether or not the House can actually function without a Speaker reveals that doing so is pretty much foreclosed. The road to steering around the Speaker to get things done in the House has been purposely land-mined.
The politicians of both Parties have made the House Speaker position more indispensable then the federal budget! The weasels in Congress have replaced a federal budget, which is required by the Constitution, with “Continuing Resolutions.” They keep on borrowing and spending America into the poorhouse so the Uniparty can keep on buying votes; but no Speaker means no business conducted.
The “Catch -22” here is that there are ways to conduct House business by bypassing the Speaker, but each has effectively been blocked because they require 218 votes–the same number needed to elect a new Speaker in the first place. If the 218 votes were there, the conservatives could elect a Speaker and get on with saving America.
So what to do?
We don’t have to ask the RINOs to vote for a new Speaker they don’t want and can’t explain supporting. We ask them to vote for the bills we want passed that they have supported before.
We could try pinning down the frauds in the House who have made “show business” votes in support of using the power of the purse to gut Obamacare. This time, however, we could ask them to vote for a bill they have supported before that has been enhanced with actual teeth.
They could be called out to pass a genuine, anti-illegal alien bill that would actually be helpful; and a budget that means something.
These goals could perhaps be achieved with discharge petitions that could possibly get the necessary 218 votes on a bill by bill basis.
This might work. To those people who are concerned about not shutting down the government we could say, “Hey just vote for these important bills and you can keep Boehner.”
It is one thing to defend Boehner next spring in a primary, but quite another to defend voting wrong when given a chance to actually get the business of the House up and running.
Failing in this: Who would be holding up the business of the American people?