Paul Broun Says NO!!! To Paul Ryan For Speaker

After you read this, you may want to renew your brain with Charlie’s article “GOP Led By False Prophets For Profit.”

From a press release sent out by the Constitutional Rights PAC, Paul Broun is a part of group that wants Paul Ryan “fired” from a job he doesn’t have yet. There is even a nifty website at

Paul Broun:

“I like Paul Ryan personally, but I believe that if he were to be elected Speaker we will see a continuation of Boehner policies. We must elect a Speaker that will stand-up to Obama and his radical policies that are hurting all Americans, especially the poor and senior citizens on limited incomes. We have to have leadership that is strong and truly conservative.”

Some other interesting quotes…

Larry Ward, Fire Paul Ryan organizer and Chairman of Constitutional Rights PAC:

“Paul Ryan is undeserving of the Speakership. We fought Rep. McCarthy’s race to lead the House because of his compromises, and we aren’t going to turn a blind eye toward’s Ryan, despite the fact that he presents himself as a conservative. We forced Boehner to step down, Cantor was defeated, and McCarthy withdrew – yet the Establishment continues to serve up RINO after RINO after RINO. If Ryan is chosen, we’ll see that he’s fired.”

Kay Daly, who is running against Rep. Renee Ellmers (listed as RINO-NC2 in the press release):

“Paul Ryan would be the most liberal, pro-union, Republican Speaker in history. He is one of only six House Republicans who voted for Teddy Kennedy’s bill to force Christian employers to hire LGBT employees. Even John Boehner never did that!”


  1. Jon Richards says:

    Lawton beat me to it on writing this post, but I did some research to try to figure out what Kay Daly meant when she said Ryan “is one of only six House Republicans who voted for Teddy Kennedy’s bill to force Christian employers to hire LGBT employees.” The only thing I could find was a 2007 vote on the original version of the Employee Non Discrimination Act. But there were 35 Republicans in favor, not six (Boelner voted no). And the bill did contain a religious exception. The bill died in the Senate.

    • xdog says:

      Jon, 6 or 35, does it really matter in assigning RINOness? You either are or you aren’t.

      That ‘nifty website’ is sponsored by Freedom Watch and a bunch of equally disturbed people with less money.

      Kay Daly is a standout. Check out her campaign ad here.

    • Lawton Sack says:

      I though that maybe she meant that 6 of the 35 Republicans voting for it are still in the House. However, I count 10 of the Republicans still in Congress.

      Charlie Dent, Mario Díaz-Balart, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Frank LoBiondo, Candice Miller, Dave Reichert, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Paul Ryan, Pat Tiberi, Greg Walden

  2. TheEiger says:

    When will this guy go away. He was a joke in Congress. He was a joke running for Senate and he’s a joke now.

  3. TheEiger says:

    “We have to have leadership that is strong and truly conservative.” Like that strong conservative leadership you used when you illegally spent taxpayer dollars on campaign mailers and debate coaches………… Go away Paul.

  4. northside101 says:

    Paul Broun did not even carry his own congressional district in last year’s GOP US Senate primary, and he barely beat Karen Handel for third within the district (Perdue defeated Broun by 10 points within CD 10 in that Senate primary). Pretty embarrassing when you can’t even win your own congressional district in a statewide contest (compare that with say Jack Kingston, who got 75% in his home CD 1 in that Senate primary, though of course he lost the runoff to Perdue).

    There seems to be a disconnect with political reality from the postings above—“Ryan would be the most liberal, pro-union and on and on”—the disconnect being between the more hard-line conservatives of the South and West and those Republican congressmen and women who can’t always count on lopsided victories, those for whom 55% (as opposed to 65%, 70% and so on) would be a landslide in states that either are heavily Democratic or politically marginal. Take a look at Paul Ryan’s district in Wisconsin—Romney only won a slight majority there in 2012. Ryan, like many northern Republicans, represent districts that are more heavily Catholic (the Catholic Church often in favor of collective action on issues, as opposed to the more individualistic fundamentalist churches in Dixie), which often embrace unions (one criticism of GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who alone among GOP contenders favors a rise in the minimum wage). More secular areas where residents may be more liberal on social issues or indifferent. Look at New York state (29 electoral votes), which hasn’t backed a Republican for president in over 30 years (since the 1984 Reagan landslide), 9 Republicans are elected to the House from that state, 6 of them from districts that Obama carried last time and another 2 from districts that Romney carried by about 1% or so over Obama. Even down below us in Florida, Daniel Webster, favored for Speaker by some conservatives, represents a district where Romney got just 53% last year (and that is before the latest congressional redrawing of Florida, which seems likely to boost Democratic chances next year). Three other Republican representatives from that state saw Obama win their districts last time.

    The point is that if some like Ms. Daly above in North Carolina (a state Romney only narrowly carried last time) insist on “purity tests”, the 245 or so seats the GOP now holds in the US House could over time shrink, perhaps to the point where the GOP majority is a slender one, just a few seats above the 218 needed for a majority. Not a situation any majority party desires.

    Of course things are different in Georgia, where the GOP holds a 10-4 majority that likely will remain unchanged the rest of this decade—Rick Allen of Augusta is the only Republican in the delegation representing a district where Romney did not exceed 60% last time (Romney got 55% in CD 12, though not a bad showing in a district that is one-third black in voter registration). But being a Republican in Georgia, Alabama, Utah, Kansas and so on is not as tough a row to hoe as being one from the Northeast, Illinois and some politically marginal states.


  5. Andrew C. Pope says:

    Paul Broun is one of the dumbest people I’ve ever met. Now, I know you’re all saying “there goes ACP with his hyperbole again,” but I’m being dead serious. I have had two issues based conversations with the good doctor and been to at least three separate UGACR events he attended. “You were in College Rupublicans?” Yes, yes I was. Blame it on youthful indiscretion. I ultimately converted to the Democrats because the girls at YD meetings were prettier. Again, college was not really the zenith of my decision-making skills.

    But I digress. Point is, in having talked to Dr. Broun or listened to him speak on a handful of occasions, not once has he ever conveyed the sense that he understands the issues or that he even cares to. He’s like a Brietbart commenter with the courage to leave mom’s basement. Other people who try to hold themselves out as experts at least try to use facts (or their spin on facts) as a basis for their opinions. Not Paul Broun. There’s no need for facts when there are turbans out in the Mexican desert. No, the only facts he needs are cooked up inside his own, dimly lit, skull. Now that he’s no longer an elected official can we all go back to the blissful pleasure that comes with ignoring him?

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