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Sun Oct 13, 2013, 08:04 AM

why is Boner so afraid of the tea party crazies?

Are they enough of them to unseat him?

At the end of the day, can't he even bring the senate to vote, given the damage to country if we fail to raise debt ceiling?

Country First - my bloody ass !!





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Reply why is Boner so afraid of the tea party crazies? (Original post)
srican69 Oct 2013 OP
B Calm Oct 2013 #1
Motown_Johnny Oct 2013 #2
AndrewRN Oct 2013 #7
Motown_Johnny Oct 2013 #8
LuvNewcastle Oct 2013 #3
Thor_MN Oct 2013 #4
Motown_Johnny Oct 2013 #11
spanone Oct 2013 #5
randome Oct 2013 #6
flamingdem Oct 2013 #10
Stinky The Clown Oct 2013 #9

Response to srican69 (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 08:10 AM

1. Boner has a lot on his mind, like making sure

he has matching socks on. He knows if he goes up against them, they will primary him in the next election and not only will he lose his leadership, but also his seat. We are witnessing the end of the republican party!

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 08:15 AM

2. Because they are trying to take over the party, and most likely will.

Traditional Republicans are screwed. If they don't go along with the Teabaggers, then they get a primary challenger who is to their right. Then the (R) primary voters decide that they want the most conservative candidate possible and the incumbent loses the primary.

If they do go along with the Teabaggers we all end up with situations like the one we are in now.


The Republican Party is dying. There is a cancer which is eating it from the inside out. In some ways it may have been inevitable. Life is change and the basis of conservatism is to try and keep things the same. Couple that with the demographic shift that is now taking place and the death of the Republican Party may have been unavoidable.

The real problem here is that the dying party is acting like someone who is drowning and panic stricken. It has clung onto the rest of us and is dragging us down along with it. Until we break that hold and allow it to sink on it's own we are all in trouble.

The corpse that will eventually float to the surface will be a far right regional party entrenched in gerrymandered districts and deep red states.

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 09:48 AM

7. Damm...

That is about the absolute best summary I have ever read regarding the republican party and it's current status. I hope they quickly finish destroying themselves and let the Democrats get to fixing the country.

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Response to AndrewRN (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 12:40 PM

8. If you like that...

Watch this and imagine:

The person being taken over is the Republican Party

The thing taking it over is the Teabaggers

The girl is the Country

The World is, well.. the World

and the two unlikely heros are independents and Democrats.








I tried this in a tread with the title "What the Teabaggers think they are doing" but I don't think anyone got it. Oh well, I tried.

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 08:50 AM

3. I've wondered about that. Are they blackmailing him?

I know the teabaggers have a lot of power in the GOP, but it doesn't seem like they would have an easy time unseating him in his district. He's held that seat for many years, after all. I guess he really likes being Speaker, but it doesn't seem to me to be worth going through all of this. Maybe they have pictures of him passed out in a gutter with a wine bottle, or maybe he has a thing for transsexual prostitutes.

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 09:45 AM

4. If they decided to split off, the Rethugs are no longer the majority in the house

That is the threat that they can hold over Boner. They would never give the majority to the Democratic Party, but they can threaten to do so.

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 12:46 PM

11. They could all still vote for the same person for Speaker

and caucus with the (R)s.


I guess the chairs of committees would go to (D)s, but I think that would be the only difference (in the short term).


I think the Teabaggers are trying to take over the party, not split off from it.

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 09:46 AM

5. boehner obviously agrees with the teaparty...only conclusion

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 09:48 AM

6. He's drunk.

I hear he's also afraid of pink elephants. And sees spiders on the walls.

I'm always right. When I'm wrong I admit it.
So then I'm right about being wrong.

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Response to randome (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 12:46 PM

10. I think his drinking does matter right now

All the stress is just an excuse to drink, responsibility is a long lost memory.

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 12:45 PM

9. It takes only one teabagger with a financial backer to take him out of office. That's why.

If he pisses the teabaggers off, all they need to do is run a crazy-as-a-shithouse-rat candidate against him in his home district's primary. Since we all know that the heaviest primary turnouts are from true believers, a well financed campaign calling him an al Qaida sympathizer and a socialist will knock him out of office. Either the teabagger would win or the Democrat would beat the teabagger. Either way, he'd be toast.

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