When House Speaker John Boehner stepped down, it was a big day for us conservative citizens. We thought Washington finally got our message – that we are tired of our Republican political leaders caving in to the liberal ideology that is responsible for the decline in our economy and our weakening morality.
We salivated at the opportunity to replace Boehner with a true conservative Speaker of the House. But who was put up as our new leader? Boehner’s right hand man, Kevin McCarthy. Ugh. Fortunately, McCarthy quickly shot himself in the foot and pulled his hat back out of the ring.
Then we were left with a choice between Daniel Webster, who wants to be a manager who will get bills through the House early and then go home for dinner, and Jason Chaffetz, who fired Congressman Mark Meadows when he stood up to Boehner last summer. Double Ugh.
As he exited, stage left, McCarthy pressed fellow insider Paul Ryan to take the job. UGGH!
When will the GOP understand that conservatives can’t take a chance on another middle-of-the-road squishy let’s-not-hurt-any-feelings Speaker? We can’t accept someone who will merely manage the House bills and then turn the show over to the Senate and the President, to let the results fall where they may. We demand a Speaker of the House with vision, leadership, and most of all, the courage to stand on principle.
More importantly, we need a Speaker of the House who can look confidently into a television camera and articulate the conservative principles that made this country great.
I know there are strong conservative congressmen and women who can present our case convincingly and win back the trust of the American people. I see you and your work in Washington every day.
Yes, the Speaker’s job is a big challenge. Nobody ever said going to battle is fun. But leadership is a calling, and it’s time for some of you real conservatives to put your big boy and big girl pants on. We need you – big time.
Tom Balek – Rockin’ On the Right Side
I’m on my way, I’m making it
I’ve got to make it show, yeah
So much larger than life
I’m going to watch it growing