GOP Cabal Ready to Unseat Boehner: Sources
...assuming it can find anyone to take the job
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jan 2, 2013 10:42 AM CST
John Boehner and Eric Cantor enter a second Republican caucus meeting at the US Capitol, Jan. 1, 2013.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – Was the fiscal cliff deal John Boehner's last stand? Washington has long rumbled with reports that conservatives are ready to oust the House speaker, and now sources tell Breitbart that enough Republicans are ready to do it—provided they can find someone else to take the job. "At least 20 House Republican members have gotten together, discussed this, and want to unseat Speaker Boehner," a spokesman for the conservative group American Majority Action says. "That's more than enough to get the job done."

The problem, the group said, is that these malcontents need a leader to rally behind. Eric Cantor is widely seen as a potential candidate, particularly given his opposition to the cliff deal. But Cantor downplayed the rift between the two yesterday, the Washington Post reports. "Majority Leader Cantor stands with @SpeakerBoehner," a spokesman tweeted before the vote. "Speculation otherwise is silly, non-productive, and untrue." The vote for the next House speaker takes place tomorrow.

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RAD45
Jan 3, 2013 11:45 PM CST
Mmm. "American Majority Action" should seriously re-think their name! Conservatives are not a 'majority' in this country! As far as "Action", they seem to be stalled. Come the 2014 Mid-Term elections, more conservatives will be looking for jobs. They don't seem to realize moderates and liberals picked up more seats in the Congress and won the White House. I'll be curious to see Boehner and McConnell's re-election strategy especially with them plannng to cut Medicare, Social Security COLA's and other social programs affecting their constituency while cranking up the tax benefits the folks in the six-figure income range! Their attempt to make Obama a one-term president blew up in their faces!
JoeNobody
Jan 3, 2013 10:01 AM CST
Be careful what you wish for. He is of inestimate value to us Libs, just where he is. [Yes indeed, he's a regular "Sarah Palin"...]
Rugger1
Jan 2, 2013 10:27 PM CST
Neo-cons and teabillies eating their own. Where, oh where, is my popcorn.