Do Sinking Poll Numbers Signal The End of Boehner's Days As Speaker?

John Boehner House Republican Leadership Address the Press After Their Conference Meeting

Conservatives seeking to replace House Speaker John Boehner may be hoping for impetus from new poll numbers released this week. 

According to Gallup, only 23% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Boehner, down from 27% in an earlier poll, while a majority, 54% saw the beleaguered Speaker unfavorably.  Boehner's slide reflected a downward spiral for Congress in general, where favorability slipped to 14%, a drop of 3 percentage points. 

Gallup poll

While enduring popularity typically eludes Congressional leaders, the timing of the new poll couldn't be worse for Boehner, who hopes to fend off the mutiny when Congress returns from recess. 

The motion to remove him was filed by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.  Meadows was stripped of a subcommittee chairmanship last June by House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffertz, after Meadows challenged House Leadership on a procedural matter.  Chaffertz is regarded as a close ally of Boehner. The rift was the latest in a growing number of clashes between House leadership and Conservatives over procedural rule. 

The fate of Meadows' motion is uncertain since it likely faces an uphill battle in the House Rules Committee, a panel considered to be loyal to Boehner.  The Committee has authority to decide whether to send it to the floor for a vote.  Also unclear is the impact of polling statistics on Congress in an off-election year.

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Obama Lies Again: – Ignores That The Year After Signing The Stimulus More Than (4) Million Jobs Were Lost

Former President Obama, the only President in US history who had his FBI and other Intel agencies spy on the opposition party candidate, claims that he created the great economy that Americans are enjoying today. The only thing Obama created was debt and massive job losses with his horrible economic recovery.

Yesterday the former President tweeted an effort to take credit for President Trump’s successful economy:

Joe Hoft@joehoft

Of course another @BarackObama lie. He can’t open his mouth without lying. 11 years ago the US lost (4.3) million jobs over the next 12 months. Horrible liar. https://twitter.com/barackobama/status/1229432034650722304 

Barack Obama  @BarackObama

Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history.

President Obama’s policies were a disgrace and a failure. He doubled the national debt in spite of zero interest rates from the Fed. His recovery was the worst in US history.

Also, Obama’s assertion is just plain false. The ‘Stimulus’ was passed in February 2009 right after Obama took over the Presidency. He promised to not pass any bills for at least a week to allow for the bills to be read by the people but lied as soon as he was sworn in. The Stimulus was hundreds and hundreds of pages of government handouts to Democrat districts and it was close to $1 million. This was not what America needed and it led to the Tea Party.

Far-left Wikipedia has this to say about the Stimulus:

Note that in his infinite wisdom, NYT economist Paul Krugman is credited with arguing that “the stimulus was far smaller than the economic crisis warranted”. (He also said the markets would crash and burn if President Trump was elected President.)

The data shows that the 12 months after Obama’s stimulus, the US lost 4.3 million jobs:

In Obama’s first three years he netted a loss of 1.5 million jobs compared to President Trump who has added more than 6.7 million jobs.

When it comes to the economy, the billionaire schools the community organizer every time.

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