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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:35 PM

Am I Bad for thinking The House may have lost Their Boehner as leader?

I apologize for letting my mind go there.

Happy Holidays

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Reply Am I Bad for thinking The House may have lost Their Boehner as leader? (Original post)
w8liftinglady Dec 2012 OP
libdem4life Dec 2012 #1
BarackTheVote Dec 2012 #2
WillyT Dec 2012 #3
w8liftinglady Dec 2012 #4
progressoid Dec 2012 #5
hootinholler Dec 2012 #6
0rganism Dec 2012 #7
customerserviceguy Dec 2012 #8
Recursion Dec 2012 #9
Jim Lane Dec 2012 #10

Response to w8liftinglady (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:36 PM

1. Forgiven...Happy Holidays back atcha.

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Response to w8liftinglady (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:38 PM

2. hahaha

boner.

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Response to w8liftinglady (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:40 PM

3. ROFLMAO !!! - K & R !!!








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Response to WillyT (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:45 PM

4. I have three sons... what can I say?

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Response to w8liftinglady (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:50 PM

5. I don't think even Cialis will help him now.

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Response to w8liftinglady (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:54 PM

6. Once again they demonstrated bad things happen when you follow your boner n/t

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Response to w8liftinglady (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:59 PM

7. hehehehe, he said.... "Boehner"... hehehehe

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Response to w8liftinglady (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:06 PM

8. The tea party takes over the Repukes in January

Boner is not one of them, they know it, and will remove him, especially if he cuts any kind of deal with President Obama, even if it is defeated in Congress.

He's toast, and I'm not just talking about his tan.

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Response to w8liftinglady (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:07 PM

9. It will surprise me if he stays for the next Congress

This is an unprecedented rebuke of a sitting Speaker.

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Response to w8liftinglady (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:13 AM

10. But who'll bell the cat?

The other Republicans with the most stature are members of the leadership team and are allied with Boehner. For example, Cantor wouldn't challenge Boehner, and the Tea Partiers would have no reason to support him if he did.

My guess is that there'll be grumbling but no strong conservative challenger will emerge. Boehner will be re-elected Speaker more or less by default.

Dream scenario: Successful conservative revolt installs some real right-wing extremist as the Republican candidate for Speaker. (The Speaker doesn't have to be a member of the House, and some of the Freepers were touting Gingrich for the job.) This so horrifies the more centrist Republicans, especially those from districts Obama carried, that a bunch of them defect, and Pelosi becomes Speaker.

Perhaps a more realistic alternative: In a compromise, these hypothetical centrist Republicans change parties but on condition that the new Speaker be one of the more conservative Democrats. The Dems go along with this so they can all get their committee chairships back. Pelosi takes one for the team.

Alas, I still think Boehner can have the job if he wants it. But we can dream.

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