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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:32 PM

Boehner gets unanimous support from Republican caucus

according to nominating speech.

So much for all the speculation and rumor, it seems.

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Reply Boehner gets unanimous support from Republican caucus (Original post)
onenote Jan 2013 OP
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #1
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #2
MKITEM Jan 2013 #3
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #5
Siwsan Jan 2013 #4
onenote Jan 2013 #6
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #7
BumRushDaShow Jan 2013 #8
onenote Jan 2013 #9
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #10
berni_mccoy Jan 2013 #11
onenote Jan 2013 #12
onenote Jan 2013 #13
TeamPooka Jan 2013 #14
BumRushDaShow Jan 2013 #15
AZ Progressive Jan 2013 #16
NYC Liberal Jan 2013 #17
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #18
railsback Jan 2013 #19

Response to onenote (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:35 PM

1. Only Boehner and Pelosi nominated for speaker. n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:36 PM

2. Cantor canned his attempt

Will see if he remains whip

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:37 PM

3. Cantor is House Majority Leader

 

unfortunately

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Response to MKITEM (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:39 PM

5. Sorry

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Response to onenote (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:38 PM

4. I think the GOP is in a 'damned if they do, damned if they don't' situation

Not to nominate Boehner highlights their extreme disfunction. The odds were, likely, that in lieu of Boehner, Cantor probably would have been their nom. And, that's good for nobody but Cantor and the teaparty.

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Response to onenote (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:41 PM

6. Looks like the nomination speech was wrong. At least one vote has been cast for Cantor.

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Response to onenote (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:41 PM

7. Only 429 congresspeople (out of 433) registered their presence to the clerk of the house.

So the absolute majority needed is (assuming all present vote) 429/2 = 214.5 = 215.

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Response to onenote (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:42 PM

8. Cantor just voted for Boner.

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Response to onenote (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:07 PM

9. Well, its certainly more interesting than the nominating speech suggested it would be.

I suspect the explanation is that no one else was nominated/seconded for consideration during the Republican conference meeting that precedes the actual floor vote by the entire House. (I've read that Gohmert nominated Gingrich but no one in the conference seconded his nomination).

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Response to onenote (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:09 PM

10. Lame ending.

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Response to onenote (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:09 PM

11. Doesn't look unanimous during the vote...

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Response to berni_mccoy (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:11 PM

12. Indeed, it does not.

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Response to onenote (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:12 PM

13. Does anyone know how many "present" votes have been cast?

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Response to onenote (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:15 PM

14. 13 for Other/Present

Allen West and Colin Powell have gotten protest votes.
lol

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Response to onenote (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:15 PM

15. 13 "Other/Present" as of 1:15 pm ET

They don't have a breakdown though. A bunch were for someone (e.g., I heard a "Colin Powell" an "Eric Cantor" and an "Alan West"...

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Response to onenote (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:15 PM

16. Only 13 votes against Boehner from the Republicans so far...

So much for the threats toward his speakership.

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Response to AZ Progressive (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:16 PM

17. 17 votes against means he's out...

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Response to onenote (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:20 PM

18. Boehner reelected speaker. n/t

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Response to onenote (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:25 PM

19. Like I've been saying

 

NO ONE wants that job, especially Cantor. Boehner was re-elected a long time ago.

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