John Boehner’s Coward Complex
By: Jeffrey Lord | March 6th, 2015
Call him by the right name: House Speaker John Pelosi.
Question? If John Boehner is going to govern like Nancy Pelosi, why is he the Republican Speaker of the House in the first place?
John Pelosi is the guy who in theory is the leader of the Republican House majority but in fact is regularly engaged in pushing not the GOP agenda but undermining it to pass the Obama agenda. And in his zeal to do this he will spare no effort to attack his own members, most particularly those willing to stand with the conservative principles so well identified today with Ronald Reagan.
“Leadership coming after me.”
Thus said a conservative member of the House in an e-mail to me as the news made the rounds that a former chief of staff to House Speaker John Pelosi (sorry, Boehner) and a former chief of staff to Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus were leading a campaign led by the American Action Network that aired commercials attacking conservatives for opposing amnesty. The names would be Barry Jackson (Boehner) and Mike Shields (Priebus.) Not surprisingly, when the group’s American Action Network Forum was announced in 2010 the New York Times reported that “Republicans who are donors, board members or both include…. Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida.” Former Governor Bush, it appears, has since departed the group as he prepares his run for the GOP presidential nomination. But not to worry. Time Magazine reported back there in 2010 that “Sharing office space with American Crossroads is the American Action Network (AAN)…” That’s right. That would be Karl Rove’s American Crossroads.
The ad attacking conservative Republicans over the DHS funding was disguised, but of course, as being pro-defense against terrorists as it sought funding for the Department of Homeland Security. The ads fooled no one. They were a glossy, audio grade-A example of what a sell-out of principle sounds like. Like the bill the group supported, the ad was a cave-in to the Obama executive action on amnesty. Something Republican candidates across the country promised faithfully they would oppose. The commercial was the taped version of what Margaret Thatcher used to call the “socialist ratchet” with conservatives elected to oppose the leftist agenda in reality agreeing with it and working actively to move the country left. The code word for doing this in America is “governing” when in fact what is really meant is “capitulation” – as defined here in “8 RINO Rules.” The effect is to ratchet America further and further left, continually moving away from its founding principles. Just not as fast and but of course better managed.