Some of us have long held deep suspicions about Speaker John Boehner, but wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt. Turns out we've been far too patient for far too long There is no longer any doubt about it - this guy is a total spineless RINO - and he must go.
Back in February when the Department of Health and Human Services issued a ruling that mandated faith-based employers to provide insurance coverage for things that went against their beliefs, Boehner called it an "attack on religious freedom." And he pledged congressional action. So far so good. He was sounding like he was one of us then, like he understood the devastating attack on religious liberties that this new rule was.
Let My Sarcasm Begin: In one of the most strongly worded rebukes of a president by a speaker in modern times Boehner called on the president to "back up and take another look at this"! Is he kidding us? Is that the best he can come up with - to tell Obama to "back up and take another look"!?
However, in that same talk he gave those of us "benefit-of-the-doubters" hope that perhaps he would still act to stop this unconstitutional mandate. He said:
There! He pledged that Congress would do something to stop it. And what could they do? They could withhold the funds necessary for its implementation.
On Thursday (7/26/2012), Boehner was asked if the House Republicans would permit funds for the implementation of this HHS rule in the Continuing Resolution (CR) they're working on now to fund the government past September 30th. And this was his answer:
It's time we start calling in our chits and put some serious pressure on tea party conservatives who were elected to Congress in 2010 to get moving to throw this guy out as Speaker!