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Lucille
10-02-2015, 08:25 AM
She makes a great case.

This 35-year-old Republican congressman could revolutionize the House. He should be speaker.
http://theweek.com/articles/580589/35yearold-republican-congressman-could-revolutionize-house-should-speaker


The race to replace John Boehner is on. And things got even more pressing when Boehner announced yesterday that the House GOP would hold early elections for new leadership on Thursday, October 8 a move that seems intended to stop the opposition from having enough time to organize.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is clearly the odds-on favorite to become the next House speaker. Still, conservative Republicans are casting about for Tea Party-friendly alternatives who might be able to capitalize on the fact that McCarthy doesn't quite have the votes. But their picks, like Reps. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) and Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), don't exactly fire the imagination.

I have a better suggestion: Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.). Here are five reasons why...

h/t http://www.theamericanconservative.com/

presence
10-02-2015, 08:27 AM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

luctor-et-emergo
10-02-2015, 08:34 AM
Of course, he'd make a great speaker!

But, who is going to support him ?

Are there going to be democrats willing to vote for him because he's a fair player ? Or will not so conservative Republicans vote for him to not lose the speakership to Pelosi ? I think it's pretty hard.. Maybe with the right shuffling of the deck it's possible.

Lindsey
10-02-2015, 10:17 AM
Yes. Justin for speaker. I just tweeted #amashforspeaker. What else would be a good hashtag...

PierzStyx
10-02-2015, 10:29 AM
Yes. Justin for speaker. I just tweeted #amashforspeaker. What else would be a good hashtag...

#Amash4SpeakerofHouse?

This is a bit more plausible that Lew's drive to get Ron chosen.

vita3
10-02-2015, 10:49 AM
Let's not waste one second on this. need to be realistic & push guy across winning line.

Brian4Liberty
10-02-2015, 10:52 AM
The first thing that needs to happen is to keep McCarthy from getting enough votes. GOP members who vote for anyone but McCarthy will make that happen.

After that, the contest becomes more interesting...

presence
10-02-2015, 10:52 AM
Yes. Justin for speaker. I just tweeted #amashforspeaker. What else would be a good hashtag...

#dontreplaceboehnerwithanotherdickhead

libertyplz
10-02-2015, 11:33 AM
I would love for this to happen, but if it was possible I don't think Massie would have made the decision to get behind Webster.

RonPaulMall
10-02-2015, 11:39 AM
Yes, Webster is the best shot we have for a Speaker who will be fair towards the Liberty Movement.

Sola_Fide
10-02-2015, 11:40 AM
Pfffttt....Massie is better than Amash any day of the week.

William Tell
10-02-2015, 12:11 PM
Pfffttt....Massie is better than Amash any day of the week.

Yes.

None of the liberty delegation is running for speaker though. Congressmen voting for either would be cool, but they aren't even going to vote for themselves.

JohnCollins
10-04-2015, 09:28 PM
Webster doesn't stand a chance because he is not part of the establishment. Out of the two main options, Chaffetz is preferable to McCarthy.

William Tell
10-04-2015, 09:40 PM
Webster doesn't stand a chance because he is not part of the establishment. Out of the two main options, Chaffetz is preferable to McCarthy.

Nope. Chaffetz is the scumbag who threw people off their committees.


"It would be hard to replace John Boehner with someone who also kicks people off committees for their votes," sniped Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., who is backing another candidate, Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla.
http://wbt.com/ap-sources-chaffetz-to-seek-speaker-bid-against-mccarthy/

JohnCollins
10-04-2015, 10:01 PM
Nope. Chaffetz is the scumbag who threw people off their committees.


http://wbt.com/ap-sources-chaffetz-to-seek-speaker-bid-against-mccarthy/
Ideologically Chaffetz is significantly more in line with us than McCarthy. More fiscally conservative, more skeptical of the NSA, for withdrawal from Iraq and strongly against the Libya intervention. As a freshman, he was even a member of Amash's Liberty Caucus.

Lucille
10-05-2015, 01:29 PM
House GOP's 'govern by crisis' model is broken
http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/04/opinions/amash-house-gop-leadership-is-broken/


Speaker Boehner and other Republican leaders have repeatedly favored a "govern by crisis" approach that abandons the regular order of the House. Despite having months to act before legislative deadlines, leaders routinely wait until the last moment to plot a course of action, publicly concede in advance major negotiating points, insist that Republicans have no alternatives, refuse to allow amendments and then criticize colleagues for not voting to avert the crisis leadership caused.

osan
10-06-2015, 03:06 PM
Ideologically Chaffetz is significantly more in line with us than McCarthy.

Is this not a distinction without a difference?

I categorically refuse to play the "pick the lesser evil" game. I don't care if I get nowhere in my life, so to speak.

Lucille
10-06-2015, 03:14 PM
https://reason.com/blog/2015/10/06/rep-chaffetz-holds-some-terrible-views-w


Last week when libertarian conservative Michigan Rep. Justin Amash's name was floated as a potential replacement for House Speaker John Boehner, I worried that a higher profile for Amash would come at the expense of his role as a legislative rebel.

If anything, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is almost a polar opposite of Amash while being within the same party. Chaffetz has announced he is running for consideration as speaker, challenging House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for the spot.

Here are some things Chaffetz has said or done that should concern libertarians (and others):