Tomorrow Barbara Comstock is sworn into Congress to represent the 10th Congressional district as our new Congresswoman. Her first official act will be to vote for Speaker of the House. She will be supporting the failed John Boehner. [read_more]Sunday on CNN she said,
“We voted in our conference in November, and … it was near unanimous. I think there was one weak voice that didn’t say, that may have said ‘nay.’ There hasn’t been a campaign or any phone calls that anyone has received, so I expect that will move forward very smoothly.”
That’s quite a message to Comstock’s conservative base, a base that worked hard to elect her. I don’t care how the conference voted, I care how my Congressional representative votes. I expect her to support her constituents’ wishes, not House leadership, and not ‘our conference’ whatever that may be.
A recent Caddell associates (Pat Caddell) poll showed 60% of Republicans wanted Boehner replaced as Speaker. Only 11% strongly supported keeping Boehner as Speaker of the House another 15% said they “probably” want Boehner to stay. So that’s a whopping 25% who might want him to stay vs. 60% who want him gone. More from Breitbart.com,
In addition to that condemnation of Boehner, 64 percent of the GOP voters surveyed either strongly or somewhat agree that Boehner, as Speaker of the House, has been “ineffective in opposing President Obama’s agenda.” Only 24 percent either somewhat or strongly disagree. Twelve percent didn’t know.
When asked if they “trust” Boehner to “fight for the issues that are important to most Republicans,” barely more than half of the GOP voters surveyed said they did. Fifty-two percent said they either strongly or somewhat agree that Boehner will fight for Republican issues while 37 percent either disagree Boehner will fight for Republican issues or strongly disagree. Ten percent didn’t know.
When asked if Boehner “has the best interests of the American public at heart, rather than special interests,” less than half of the GOP voters answered in the affirmative. Forty-four percent said they either somewhat or strongly agree Boehner will stand up against special interests for the American public, while 43 percent believe Boehner won’t help Americans over the general public. (Emphasis mine.)
The poll was conducted via telephone from Dec. 26 through Dec. 30, and surveyed 602 Republican voters and independents who voted Republican in 2014’s midterm elections.
Even if Comstock’s vote is only symbolic, only to show her base that she supports what they support, knowing that Boehner will win anyway, she needs to show that support to the base that elected her and vote against John Boehner for Speaker. If you agree with me, please send Barbara Comstock a message urging her to support a conservative for Speaker and not John Boehner! She needs to know her supporters are watching!