“We the undersigned have lost confidence in the ability of Speaker of the House John Boehner to carry out his duties to the citizens of the United States due to an apparent conflict of interest and his inability to conduct his caucus through legislative compromise. His conflict of interest is manifest in his party’s stated agenda to make sure our president is a one term president rather than to do the People’s work.For the record, this is not the first time a Speaker has refused a request from a president to speak to Congress. In 1986 President Reagan asked Speaker Tip O'Neill if he could speak to the members of the House regarding funding for the Contras in Nicaragua. O'Neill refused. Republicans did not have a temper tantrum and call for O'Neill's resignation.
His disdain and disrespect for our duly elected President is unacceptable; his inability to halt the gridlock initiated by his party is bringing our government to halt and keeping millions of American’s unemployed.
His refusal to honor our President's call to address a joint session of Congress is unprecedented, disrespectful and outrageous.
For these reasons we feel that the Speaker is either unable or unwilling to carry out his sworn duties and should step down.
Speaker John Boehner's historic denial of a joint session of Congress to the president piles outrage upon outrage. To politically embarrass a sitting president for purely partisan political reasons is unbecoming any legislator, let alone one in Mr. Boehner's position.
Boehner's inability to reason with and manage an already oppositional Republican caucus has led to a virtual shut-down of efforts to restore our economy and put 30,000,000 unemployed Americans back to work.
The petition above is all about giving emotionally immature liberals a way to vent their frustrations. It will be ignored by Congress.