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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:33 PM

So is Steny Hoyer going to be the new Speaker of the House???

Nancy Pelosi will never get a single Repuke vote, sadly. Boner and Cant'or will have a hard time getting elected.

Interesting to see what happens.

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Reply So is Steny Hoyer going to be the new Speaker of the House??? (Original post)
madinmaryland Dec 2012 OP
hlthe2b Dec 2012 #1
gateley Dec 2012 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2012 #3
madinmaryland Dec 2012 #22
onenote Dec 2012 #24
NewJeffCT Dec 2012 #4
Jennicut Dec 2012 #5
2naSalit Dec 2012 #6
RomneyLies Dec 2012 #9
krawhitham Dec 2012 #7
RomneyLies Dec 2012 #10
former9thward Dec 2012 #27
ShadowLiberal Dec 2012 #8
RomneyLies Dec 2012 #11
southernyankeebelle Dec 2012 #12
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #13
RomneyLies Dec 2012 #18
ShadowLiberal Dec 2012 #21
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #15
Recursion Dec 2012 #14
Tutonic Dec 2012 #16
donco Dec 2012 #17
ShadowLiberal Dec 2012 #23
Sunlei Dec 2012 #19
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #20
Sunlei Dec 2012 #25
budkin Dec 2012 #26

Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:35 PM

1. Huh? How is it you think a Democrat will be voted Speaker when the RETHUGS have the majority?

Huh?

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:35 PM

2. The R's are terrified of Pelosi -- probably a little nervous about Hoyer, too.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:40 PM

3. GOPers control the House, so not Hoyer or Pelosi or any other Dem.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:01 PM

22. REALLY???? No one controls the House. Now is the time for

a coup!

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #22)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:09 PM

24. Name one republican member that will vote for a Democrat for speaker

Not. Going. To. Happen.

The two conferences (Democratic and Republican) meet separately to select their nominee for Speaker. The vote is between those two nominees. So the repubs will have had their fight and selected their nominee. Even if they are divided on that vote, they aren't going to support anyone but their candidate when it comes to choosing before their candidate and the Democratic Party's candidate.

If you think that the repubs are going to join Democrats in a "coup" to select a Democrat speaker you are dreaming.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:40 PM

4. Paul Ryan? Who is the GOP whip now?

I'm sure it's some white male guy, but nobody springs to mind right now.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:42 PM

5. Just insert one white male Repub for another.

Makes little difference.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:57 PM

6. Well

they might have a little problem finding another wannabe cheeto but I'm sure they'll find another buttwipe. Cantor always looked like an evil puppeteer standing behind Boner every time he was on camera, it'll either be Cantor or Ryan unless they have a major epiphany and find someone with more than two functioning brain cells.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:07 PM

9. GOP Whip is KEvin McCarthy (R-CA-22)

 

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:59 PM

7. If they split there vote between Boner & Can't can Pelosi fly under the radar and win?

Is it just the person with the most votes or do you need 50% +1

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Response to krawhitham (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:08 PM

10. You need 218 votes to be Speaker. n/t

 

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Response to krawhitham (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:05 PM

27. It doesn't work that way.

The Republicans nominate one person for Speaker and the Democrats nominate one person for Speaker. It is always a party line vote so the party that has the majority wins the Speakership.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:05 PM

8. Not Cantor or Bohener, perhaps Pence will overthrow them

There were rumors a week ago that Pence was plotting on challenging Boehner for speaker, with the support of the 4 republicans kicked off committees and other tea parties, this is only likely to give him more ammo.

Cantor is too closely aligned to Boehner to be supported by the far right, even if he stabs him in the back and announces a run for speaker right now he likely won't have the votes.

And no, I doubt that Hoyer or some democrat will somehow end up being speaker. The minority party getting a majority leader elected only happens if moderates rebel, or a few really corrupt congressmen who have nothing to lose because they're about to be indicted, of which those against Boehner are neither.

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Response to ShadowLiberal (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:09 PM

11. Pence won't get much support outside the teabaggers n/t

 

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:18 PM

12. I thought he was leaving.

 

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:27 PM

13. Mike Pence as been elected Governor of Indiana

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:39 PM

18. Forgot abot that. n/t

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:58 PM

21. Oh, well nevermind then

Forgot about that. I must have read another name and forgotten who it was.

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Response to ShadowLiberal (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:33 PM

15. Pence will not be in Congress next year.


Mike Pence as been elected Governor of Indiana
Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Pence

So, I don't know why anyone would have started a rumor about a Pence speaker challenge.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:32 PM

14. McCarthy or Ryan

Cantor has burned too many bridges just to get where he is.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:34 PM

16. Ole Paul Ryan pulled a fast one tonight.

Or should I say Speaker elect Ryan...

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:36 PM

17. it will be Canter

and i will be looking for a close captioning button every time he speaks.

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Response to donco (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:03 PM

23. Cantor isn't too popular among House R's from what I understand

I've read that during the negotiations that led to the super committee being formed that Cantor burned a lot of respect from fellow republicans by basically acting like a spoiled bratty kid who was zero help in negotiations with democrats, as well as acting like a guy who's just out to get their mug on TV and improve their public image so they can become speaker of the house one day.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:42 PM

19. Nancy Pelosi, she has Leadership ability and isn't afraid of lobbyists or to answer press questions.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #19)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:55 PM

20. Pelosi is a Democrat. The REPUBLICANS have the majority in The House.


Republicans are not going to vote for a Democrat as Speaker of the House.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:54 PM

25. They probably won't vote for her.

I would like her nominated on the short list anyway so they all have more of a choice.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:27 PM

26. Huh?

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