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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:17 PM

 

In 1998, the GOP lost FIVE seats in the house and it cost Gingrich the Speaker's gavel

This year it looks like they'll have lost about 6 seats after heavy gerrymandering intended to improve their position in the House failed to fully materialize, and Boehner is trying to claim a mandate of no tax increases.

Further proof that the GOP still has no grasp of reality

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Reply In 1998, the GOP lost FIVE seats in the house and it cost Gingrich the Speaker's gavel (Original post)
RomneyLies Nov 2012 OP
SDjack Nov 2012 #1
AlinPA Nov 2012 #4
SDjack Nov 2012 #5
AlinPA Nov 2012 #7
dsc Nov 2012 #2
Johnyawl Nov 2012 #3
JackRiddler Nov 2012 #6
Geoff R. Casavant Nov 2012 #8

Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:02 PM

1. Boner also may not have a grip on the Speaker's gavel. nt

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Response to SDjack (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:35 PM

4. Teabaggers run the show. He's their puppet.

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Response to AlinPA (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:40 PM

5. Why have a puppet when then can have full-blown T-Bagging Speaker? nt

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Response to SDjack (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:45 PM

7. He will be replaced by one of the more fervent teabaggers.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:11 PM

2. well it wasn't only the election results

He also was having an affair with Calista while he was still married to wife number 2, who had tapes that proved the affair. I think the affair was at least as big a reason for his being removed as their performance.

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Response to dsc (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:34 PM

3. yeah, that and the 84 ethics violations...


...oh, and the fact that his private polls had given his fellow Republican Congressmen a false impression that pushing the Lewinsky scandal would damage Clinton's popularity and result in the party winning a net total of six to thirty seats in the US House of Representatives.

The most arrogant, self-important, corrupt POS politician in my lifetime, and that's a pretty big population to choose from.

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Response to dsc (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:42 PM

6. It was the focus on Lewinsky

They were expecting to gain seats, so losing was a referendum on the impeachment. (They went ahead and impeached anyway, of course - shocking.)

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Response to dsc (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:17 AM

8. So the answer is simple. Have Boehner do tons of interviews between now and January.

And each will start with, "tell me about your childhood."

The sheer amount of blubbering will seal the deal.

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