If you can stomach it, wander over the the American Spectator (RW rag) with the above link. Or, wander over to this link reporting on the article.
We all know that Eric Cantor wants to be Speaker and has been spreading banana peels under John Boehners feet whenever possible, but even HE is not conservative enough for this guy.
Rather, Jeffrey Lord - former political director for President Ronald Reagan - is backing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to be the next speaker of the House, even though Walker is not a sitting congressman.Why, oh why, would the political directer of the Reagan Administration promote Walker?
John Boehner is not a conservative. He's a Washington deal maker. An Inside-the-Beltway guy in the mold of all those Republican House Minority Leaders who led (kept?) the House GOP in minority status for 40 long years between 1954 and 1994 -- when a bold Newt Gingrich finally led the charge that broke the liberal grip on the House. Boehner is House Minority Leader Gerald Ford or Bob Michel all over again.He's angry that Republicans aren't yelling for the repeal of ObamaCare or threatening to hold hostages (or hold their breath) until all their demands are met.
He rants on:
Boehner's appalling views can be summed up in a one word description: Surrender. As the Times notes, he tried the same cave-in routine last year! The House Republicans may have won a resounding re-election the other week. But… hey… who cares? Speaker Boehner, in the spirit of all those Republican House Minority Leaders from the 40 years when House Republicans were in the political wilderness, sees his role as doing deals with Democrats and then playing golf with the President.Let me remind you that this is a serious guy, not joking or floating an idea. Yes, he's a nutbag, but he's being very, very serious.
If John Boehner had been leading Britain in May of 1940, all of England would now be speaking German.
He explains that it's fully fine and Constitutional to have a Speaker who isn't a member of Congress. But why Scott Walker:
A newly elected Speaker Walker would instantly be the man sitting across the Cabinet Room table from President Barack Obama. The man who took on the forces of liberalism head-on and defeated them -- the only sitting governor so-challenged to ever have emerged not simply victorious but by a larger margin than his initial election -- that would be the man now in charge of negotiating the nation's future with President Obama.Liberals, of course, weren't defeated here in Wisconsin. Just look at our last election where we overwhelmingly voted for Obama and send a Liberal to the US Senate. Pardon me, however, for stepping all over the RW meme.
But just as important as having a candidate, whether that candidate is Walker or anyone else outside the House (and there should be only one so the anti-Boehner, pro-conservative-for-Speaker vote is not divided), would be the presence of grassroots conservative groups as well as the myriad of conservative financial backers.
Sadly, we're going to lose all the potential entertainment value of all of this since, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Walker has declined.
Walker's response?By all means, enjoy the continued wingnuttery of the RWNJs as they continue to be stunned that they lost.
"No thanks," said Cullen Werwie, spokesman for the first-term Republican governor.