The Texan doesn’t think it will take a coup to remove Boehner, believing the tide is already moving in that direction, and saying, “I think people are ready for a change.”
And Gohmert would see that as a change for the better, because, he says, “We’ve got to have someone who is smart enough to realize” it was (Sen. Majority Leader) Harry Reid (D-Nev.) who shut down the government, not the GOP.
That is precisely right. Boehner had a unique opportunity on Leno to sell the conservative vision of opportunity, full employment and less government. Instead, he slouched in his chair, blamed his own party for the shutdown, talked about himself, and -- in general -- exhibited all the charisma of a moldy blanket.
In addition to predicting the downfall of Boehner as speaker, Gohmert also [said]:
• He believes the majority of GOP voters have tea-party values
• He approves of GOP primary challenges to establishment incumbents by conservatives
• He suspects the establishment GOP is at war with the tea party because of “fear”
• He feels it is realistic to believe a tea-party candidate could win the presidency
...Gohmert described tea parties as the GOP’s natural constituency, taxpayers who are tired of seeing government waste and abuse.
...The lawmaker predicted that if the GOP disenfranchises tea-party voters, they will stay home on Election Day... “Look at 2012,” he said. “You had millions and millions of Americans who were so turned off by an extremely nice, but moderate (GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney) that the Republican establishment put up for us.”
Soft-spoken but adamant, Gohmert insisted, “It should be pretty clear by now” that what he called “a very nice moderate like Bob Dole, or a moderate but good man with the Hanoi Hilton in his background, like John McCain, or an extremely nice moderate like Mitt Romney, are not the answer to getting voters out and taking the Senate majority back.”
He warned, “I hope they’ll wake up before they ruin the chance of taking the Senate this year.”
I encourage you to help Mr. Boehner on his way back to the private sector by supporting conservative Republican J.D. Winteregg for Congress. I'm sure Mr. Boehner's tanning booth operator, liquor purveyor and favorite Speedway cigarette salesman will all appreciate the help.
Hat tips: John Hawkins and BadBlue News