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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:24 PM

It's official: GOP votes itself two more years of kicking John Boehner around

Source: Daily Kos

THU JAN 03, 2013 AT 10:21 AM PST
It's official: GOP votes itself two more years of kicking John Boehner around
by Jed Lewison

John Boehner has secured the majority he needed to be reelected as Speaker of the House of Representatives and spend the next two years getting his butt kicked by the craziest bunch of Republicans to serve in Congress since ... well, about an hour ago, when the 112th Congress was still in session.

Congratulations, dude. May the next two years be your last two years in the majority.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/03/1175991/-It-s-official-GOP-votes-itself-two-more-years-of-kicking-John-Boehner-around

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Reply It's official: GOP votes itself two more years of kicking John Boehner around (Original post)
kpete Jan 2013 OP
fleur-de-lisa Jan 2013 #1
dwigthreeD Jan 2013 #7
earthside Jan 2013 #2
onenote Jan 2013 #3
onenote Jan 2013 #4
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #5
coldbeer Jan 2013 #6
Berlin Expat Jan 2013 #9
CrazyOrangeCat Jan 2013 #10
freshwest Jan 2013 #12
SoapBox Jan 2013 #8
coldbeer Jan 2013 #11
freshwest Jan 2013 #13
japple Jan 2013 #14
savebigbird Jan 2013 #15

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:29 PM

1. Damn! I was looking forward to a vicious round of votes

before the pukes finally settled on the new speaker. Anything that makes them look even more ridiculous is pure entertainment!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:54 PM

7. Is Bonner

 

even sober this morning? tia

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:30 PM

2. By one vote, right?

Some mandate.


Rather a pathetic showing for ol' John.

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Response to earthside (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:38 PM

3. More than one, could have been two or three. Can't be sure at this point.

According to the Clerk of the House, to be elected Speaker, "a candidate must receive an absolute majority of the votes cast—which may be less than a majority of the full House because of vacancies, absentee Members, or Members who vote "present." If no candidate receives the majority of votes, the roll call is repeated until a majority is reached and the Speaker is elected."

Since only 433 members were sworn in at this point, 217 would have taken the speakership if no one voted present. I have yet to see a breakdown of the vote that indicates how many, if any, "present" votes were cast. If there were five "present" votes, then the number needed to be elected would be 215. Plus, under House rules and procedures, there are ways for a member to "change" his or her vote at the last minute. Will have to see what the final total ends up to know for certain what the margin was.

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Response to onenote (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:43 PM

4. Final vote: 426 votes cast. Boehner got 220. Needed 214. Won by six.

John Dingell got one vote?!


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Response to earthside (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:43 PM

5. He actually won with 6 spare votes.

426 votes were cast, meaning 426/2 = 213 + 1 = 214 votes were necessary to win. Boehner got 220 votes, so he
had 6 excess votes.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:47 PM

6. Did you hear the wailing baby?

I thought for a second it was the Tea Party singing.

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Response to coldbeer (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:13 PM

9. Actually, the wailing baby

you're hearing is Freepers, who are wailing in unison in an epic episode of butthurt, especially after so many of them were duped by Breitbart's "news" site (if your definition of news is making s--t up) that Boehner couldn't possibly be re-elected as Speaker.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

MOAR TEARZ! I WANT MORE WINGNUT TEARZ!!!

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Response to Berlin Expat (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:17 PM

10. Moar!!!

So salty, so sweet, sez the kitteh . . .

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Response to Berlin Expat (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:10 PM

12. MOAR TEARZ! I WANT MORE WINGNUT TEARZ!!!





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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:04 PM

8. Barf...

chain smoking, heavy drinking, constant golf playing, ORANGE freak.

What a disgrace.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:53 PM

11. Well, he hit my soft spot, and we can belly up to the bar.

When Nancy gave him that wooden hammer the first thing
he said was, "Every two beers at this hour", I liked that. Wished
I could play it again, think I missed something.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:23 PM

13. I'd rather the weeping Orangeman than that sleazy Cantor...

Seeing that repugnant slime would end me...



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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:09 PM

14. Here's looking at you kid...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:21 AM

15. I don't like him. n/t

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