I’m embarrassed that Georgia Republicans voted for John Boehner for Speaker of the House of Representatives. “New Republican Reps. Barry Loudermilk of Cassville and Jody Hice of Monroe campaigned on bringing new leadership to the House and leveled voice votes against Boehner in a closed-door November vote. But before a packed House chamber crowd and CSPAN viewers, they voted for Boehner.”
The excuse these Republicans are giving is that since their closed-door voice vote failed to oust Boehner, they contend that the GOP now needs unity. But these guys weren’t in office in November. They had no business committing themselves to a vote until they saw how Boehner and Co. would deal with the budget issues and funding of Obamacare.
Loudermilk, who represents my district in Georgia, said:
I did [vote against Boehner]. When the vote counted which was in conference when we were electing who our nominee to go to the floor was. That was the time for that to happen, not when the cameras have to be out and everybody can make a show.
I disagree. The only vote that counted was yesterday’s vote, otherwise why have it? It’s when the camera is on that’s important because that’s when people who voted for these guys are watching.
A few more votes and Boehner would have been out. It would have meant a dramatic change in Washington. Those who voted for Boehner when it counted blew a big opportunity…
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