Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-Ohio), faces a lot of heavy opposition. Much of it is from the left, people tired of his opposite game (whatever President Obama says, Boehner says the opposite), but some is from his own party. Apparently, 100% obstructionism isn’t enough.
On Monday, David Lewis of Cincinnati will announce his attempt to unseat Boehner from the right. Lewis is a Tea Party member who is upset with Boehner’s handling of abortion and healthcare.
“I used to believe in John Boehner until I found that his words were empty promises. In June 2010 Boehner stated, ‘When human life takes a back seat to other priorities — personal comforts, economics — freedom is diminished…we have a moral obligation to defend the defenseless. And nothing is more defenseless, or more innocent, or more pure, than an unborn baby.’ But this was not enough for Boehner; he solemnly declared, ‘There is no cause more noble than the defense of human life. There is no mission more critical. No debate more urgent.’
“In his first nine months as House Speaker, John Boehner has had several opportunities to defund the largest baby killers in America — Planned Parenthood. But Boehner caved in to Obama, and gave Planned Parenthood taxpayer’s hard earned dollars. Neither pro-lifers nor Tea Party activists should ever forgive John Boehner for lavishing our money on Planned Parenthood.
“It is clear from the facts that Planned Parenthood is not only the largest killer of unborn babies in America, but also that they have become a criminal syndicate covering up the crimes of rapists, sex traffickers, and pedophiles.
“Concerning Obamacare, John Boehner could have stopped it dead in its tracks by refusing to fund it; instead, he passed a meaningless piece of legislation to overturn Obamacare, knowing that it would be dead on arrival. Ohio voters are not stupid; time and again we see clever campaigning made of empty words and broken promises. John Boehner is the quintessential establishment insider; John Boehner is no friend of the Tea Party, and no friend of the pro-life movement, and it’s time for him to enjoy the retirement that he so richly deserves.”
In an August poll, Boehner had just a 34% approval rating in his home state of Ohio. He had a 47% disapproval rating. He will be vulnerable and a challenger from the right is sure to impact his support.
To read more about David Lewis, visit his website.