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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:12 AM

Is Boehner out?

I'm wondering if this may be Boehner's last few weeks as the majority leader in the House, as the loss on his Plan B sure makes him look shaky for reelection to the Leader role. Of course, for us Libs, we may rejoice in seeing Boehner stumble and fail, but in all reality we are going to be stuck with a more hardcore Tea bag leader if Boehner is replaced. At the same time, I'm wondering if Cantor over-read the situation when he stated they had the votes, so maybe he will not be the clear choice if Boehner is replaced. I'm glad that Plan B failed, but I also think that if this is Boehner's Waterloo then we better brace ourselves for a Tea Bagger type to assume his position.

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Mojo2 Dec 2012 OP
Purveyor Dec 2012 #1
savalez Dec 2012 #4
global1 Dec 2012 #2
LiberalFighter Dec 2012 #15
John2 Dec 2012 #3
Bake Dec 2012 #14
Mojo2 Dec 2012 #5
LiberalFighter Dec 2012 #16
Sunlei Dec 2012 #6
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #7
Beacool Dec 2012 #8
RudynJack Dec 2012 #9
Lex Dec 2012 #10
11 Bravo Dec 2012 #11
Kennah Dec 2012 #12
Texin Dec 2012 #13
LiberalFighter Dec 2012 #17
Superbot Dec 2012 #18
AlinPA Dec 2012 #19

Response to Mojo2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:22 AM

1. I agree with you on "stuck with a more hardcore Tea bag Leader if Boehner is replaced"... eom

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:25 PM

4. What would be the difference?

Boner is a coward on a leash anyway. I'd rather risk it and see if a new leader is a change for the better. It couldn't be worse. At least a new person might actually tell the truth about their intentions.

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Response to Mojo2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:22 AM

2. If The Repugs Want To Save Their Party Boehner Should Be Out &....

they should put in somebody that will truly act in a bipartisan manner to compromise and get things done in Washington. If they continue to dig their heels in and stick to their Repug ways - they risk extinction because the American People see that they are on the wrong side of all the issues that face us.

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Response to global1 (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:15 PM

15. Boehner is the best they have for compromise

Problem is that his party doesn't want to negotiate and compromise.

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Response to Mojo2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:26 AM

3. Boehner is

 

not going to be replaced. There is not enough teabaggers to replace him. Cantor and Boehner are allies. They didn't just undercut Boehner but Cantor too. Boehner is Batman and Cantor is Robin. And both of them just told the Press, the Senate never sent that Bill, Pelosi claimed she was trying to get signatures for. Somebody is not telling the Truth.

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Response to John2 (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:59 PM

14. I've always suspected Cantor of knifing Boner in the back.

I know **I** sure as hell wouldn't trust him!

Fun to watch, though!

Bake

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Response to Mojo2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:14 PM

5. Spectulation

Just got done reading on another site that a group of tea baggers are trying to talk Paul Ryan into taking over the leadership position. They indicated that Ryan would have to be assurred that he has enough votes to knock our Boehner

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Response to Mojo2 (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:16 PM

16. But then Ryan won't be involved as much in the Budget committee.

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Response to Mojo2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:31 PM

6. out? No, he's probably crying in his christmas vacation beverage and being told what to do.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:56 PM

7. Well, if the politics thing doesn't work out, Boehner can always replace Shane McGowan

in the Pogues.

(which should then lead you to the image of Boehner and Michelle Bachmann singing "Fairytale of New York").

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Response to Mojo2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:09 PM

8. The Democrats better beware of what they wish.

Boehner is the average DC Republican politician. The Tea Party Congress critters are a totally different and far more poisonous species.

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Response to Mojo2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:17 PM

9. Just a nit

But Boehner is the Speaker, not the Majority leader.

Eric Cantor is majority leader - they're different positions. Steny Hoyer was leader when Nancy Pelosi was Speaker.

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Response to Mojo2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:49 PM

10. If a "Tea Bagger type" takes Boehner's position and becomes the face of

the Republican party day in and day out, in the long run it will kill the Republican party.

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Response to Mojo2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:57 PM

11. Damn, I hadn't even heard any rumors; but I guess he's still in the closet.

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Response to Mojo2 (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 04:54 AM

12. I think he's softened and no longer stiff, which is bad for a Boehner.

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Response to Mojo2 (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:15 PM

13. I think they were speculating about who could replace him on Maddow last night.

The better question might be who would want the damn position, though? The rethugs are ungovernable IMO. The schism between the party regulars and the teabaggers is too wide to bridge. I think Ryan is their wet dream idea of SOtH, but he (probably) wouldn't be able to lead any better than Boehner has. I don't think all the rethugs want the face of the party to be a congressman who was identified as being a primary reason for the defeat of the brand in November in the presidential race. Ryan is tarred with his Ayn Rand fantasies and nihilistic approach to entitlements and the concept that greed is not only good, more green is even better even if it means that every one of the 99% die in poverty and privation.

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Response to Mojo2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:17 PM

17. Boehner probably stays AND

His power is weakened severely.

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Response to Mojo2 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:32 AM

18. I say keep him in!

 

If he stays, the republicans will continue to weaken and fall apart. Why change now?

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Response to Mojo2 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:44 PM

19. Michelle Bachmann would work just fine for the crazy GOP as speaker. Their base would love her.

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