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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:22 PM

John Boehner has a Real Reason to Cry, Is Voted Most Unpopular Member of Congress

Source: Gawker

Long reviled by Democrats, John Boehner is now getting some hate from his own party. Yes, the tearful and fearless leader of the Republicans in the House is learning the hard way that having a complete disregard for economic principles isn't beneficial to your popularity.

In a new poll released Friday by Rasmussen Reports, Boehner was given the lowest approval rating of any Congressional leader. Yes, he's even more unpopular than the perennial band geek of Congress, Nancy Pelosi.

According to the Huffington Post, "Fifty-one percent of likely voters rated Boehner unfavorably, giving him a net favorability rating of negative 20."

49 percent of people polled said that they viewed Vice President Joe Biden favorably, which made him the only legislator with a net positive rating in the poll. It's worth nothing that as Vice President, Biden is the president of the Senate and only is allowed to vote in rare circumstances.


Read more: http://gawker.com/5970762/john-boehner-has-a-real-reason-to-cry-is-voted-most-unpopular-member-of-congress

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Reply John Boehner has a Real Reason to Cry, Is Voted Most Unpopular Member of Congress (Original post)
TomCADem Dec 2012 OP
southern_belle Dec 2012 #1
DallasNE Dec 2012 #2
xtraxritical Dec 2012 #10
JoePhilly Dec 2012 #3
aquart Dec 2012 #4
TomCADem Dec 2012 #7
Jefferson23 Dec 2012 #5
JanT Dec 2012 #6
Angry Dragon Dec 2012 #8
madokie Dec 2012 #9
lonestarnot Dec 2012 #11
savalez Dec 2012 #12
CTyankee Dec 2012 #13

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:29 PM

1. couldn't have happened

to a nicer person!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:46 PM

2. When Is The Last Time A Speaker

Ever had his own bill fail because his own party gave him a no confidence vote? The appropriate and honorable step for Boehner under this circumstance would be to resign and hand the Speakership over to someone else. We will see what happens when Congress comes back to town next Wednesday. It could be interesting. Who will emerge to lead the House Republicans going forward? Odds are that it will not be Boehner.

We will go over the "cliff". What will a new Congress do starting January 4th? The Republicans have some thinking to do. The Hassert Rule has to be tossed so a handfull of Republicans can join a majority of Democrats and pass a bill that the President can sign. McConnell has been coy about allowing such a measure to come to a vote in the Senate without a filibuster. Having seen what happened to Boehner, I don't think McConnell will want to fall on that same sword.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:01 AM

10. You want Cantor? OMG

 

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:51 PM

3. So he's #1 ... in right wing world.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:00 PM

4. The end result of exalting mediocrity and ineptitude.

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Response to aquart (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:38 PM

7. Boehner's Purpose Was To Present A Reasonable Face To The World...

... Indeed, the whole purpose of Plan B, was to show that Republicans were not religiously bound to Saint Grover Norquist and the idol of tax cuts for the rich. Well, instead the whole thing backfires, and Republicans reveal that they are willing to throw 98 percent of the Nation under the bus for the benefit of the richest 2 percent.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:03 PM

5. Ha ha ha, Happy Holidays pal. n/t

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:17 PM

6. all i can say is that it is about time

for him to quietly fade away where old broken down repugs go to expire.

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Response to JanT (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:36 AM

8. he would just go to the bar and cry into his whiskey glass

something he does every day

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:40 AM

9. I'd sure hate to be John Boehner

Any day any time

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:52 AM

11. Time to invest in hankies again.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:17 PM

12. "fearless leader"???

Ha! He's a coward.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:27 PM

13. my message to John Boehner: GO AWAY!

Nobody likes you. You are despised by your colleagues and a majority of your fellow citizens. Go eat your evil heart out and never show your miserable face again.

We never want to see you or hear from you again.

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