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Ohio Tea Partier Considers Vote Against Boehner

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RUSH: We're gonna start back here in West Chester, Ohio, and Susan. Thank you for waiting.  It's great to have you on the program.  Hello.

CALLER:  Thank you so much.

RUSH:  You bet. 

CALLER:  I'm calling because I'm from the 8th District in Ohio, which is John Boehner's district.

RUSH:  Right.

CALLER:  There's a grassroots movement to vote him out in the May primary, and I wanted your advice and opinion on that for two reasons.  One, for when we get him out, and then, two, it would be a vital time to position someone much, much better into the House speaker's position, and I wondered who you would want to see in that position.
RUSH:  Well, you are way ahead of me on something like that.  That would be a difficult person to name until the House elections take place and we know who's in there.  I can tell you right now that the assumption is -- 'cause a lot of people are aware of your effort in Ohio.  There's a similar effort being launched against Mitch McConnell in Kentucky.  I mean, there are people -- Tea Party types and others, folks -- who are really just fed up with the Republican Party leadership. 

As Daniel Horowitz wrote at RedState.com, they don't understand.  They don't understand why the Republican Party has seemingly become an echo of the Democrats.  Why is the Republican Party so hell-bent on immigration reform and amnesty?  Well, we know the answer.  Chamber of Commerce money, donors, and this kind of thing.  But it doesn't make any sense because it's not the way to win elections, and it's not the way to stop the Democrats.  People that want to beat Democrats, not join them. 
If you're gonna doing immigration reform, there's nobody can outdo the original architects of it, which is the Democrat Party.  And the idea that, "Well, we can show the Hispanics we don't hate them if we join in this effort, maybe get some of their votes down the line."  It's just a lot of people don't understand this.  So there are efforts underway to unseat Boehner and McConnell in Kentucky.  Now, Susan...

Well, it's tough to say 'cause I'm not sure who's doing what and how successful it's gonna be, but there are people assuming that if Boehner is not reelected, that Eric Cantor will automatically end up being the speaker.  He's number two in command now, number two in line, and he will be reelected, it is assumed, and therefore he will end up being Speaker just by virtue of leadership position now.  But it's way too soon to be able to predict. I don't think I could ever be able to predict any of this.

I know full well the rage that people feel, and I understand it tremendously. 

It's an ongoing topic on this program, it's an ongoing subject about trying to understand why the Republican establishment is doing what it's doing. There's a prevailing opinion, and it's gaining steam, that the Republican establishment simply would like to get rid of the Tea Party conservative base, even if it means losing for a while, and starting all over.  A lot of people believe that that's what the objective here is, because they're invested in Washington, invested in the government, and they're not interested themselves in any downsizing.

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