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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:45 AM

Maddow: Boehner speakership has devolved into defiance and derision failure

The White House eventually stopped negotiating with John Boehner went it became clear that there was no point, because it didn’t matter what he said Republicans would do. Republicans were not taking instruction from him, so he couldn’t promise anything about their behavior, so why would you talk to him about what Republicans are going to do?”


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/03/maddow-boehner-speakership-has-devolved-into-defiance-and-derision/


Chuck Schumer D-NY was a guest on this show. He said the only way to deal with these 70-80 hard right Republicans is not to negotiate with them. He said they needed to be isolated with their positions and left swinging in the wind. (my words)

watch the video

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Reply Maddow: Boehner speakership has devolved into defiance and derision failure (Original post)
UCmeNdc Jan 2013 OP
Cosmocat Jan 2013 #1
lunatica Jan 2013 #2
RickFromMN Jan 2013 #3
wilsonbooks Jan 2013 #5
RickFromMN Jan 2013 #6
cese Jan 2013 #4
Amonester Jan 2013 #7
cowgirlup Jan 2013 #8

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:41 AM

1. The fat Hastert Rule

is the issue figuratively and literally.

Any speaker is going to be differential to his or her party in what they put up.

But, the "fiscal cliff" bill is the first time in two decades that I can remember the republican's putting something to a vote that their caucus alone could not carry.

Rs have a dogma right now where they are near completely united. It would be a problem minus the Hastert Rule, but if Boehner or whoever sticks to it, there is not much that can get done.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:43 AM

2. I think Boehner has no dignity to lose

I've always been one to have the enemy not lose face. Not this time. He's showing he has no dignity in these last few days. Why try to give him what he doesn't possess.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:07 AM

3. Republicans like to fire people. Boehner knows he is going to be fired.


Why else would Boehner walk off the floor after the Fiscal Cliff vote and not have the Sandy Relief vote?

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Response to RickFromMN (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:36 AM

5. To get a drink.

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Response to RickFromMN (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:53 PM

6. I was wrong! Boehner kept his Speaker job. Wonder what he had to pay to keep it.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:54 AM

4. cese

I agree 100%...they are not going to negotiate or do they care what any body else thinks....let em swing alone!!!!!!!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:39 PM

7. Let the oRange answer the angry calls from....

Wall $tReet

(when his tearorists will take the country hostage again)

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:53 PM

8. sounds good

 

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