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Old 01-02-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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GOP REP: We have enough votes to unseat Boehner

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Outgoing Louisiana Republican Rep. Jeff Landry told Breitbart News there are at least 17 GOP members who plan to unseat House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday, and Boehner may resign on Wednesday evening during or after a GOP caucus meeting.
Landry, who lost his bid for re-election in a member-member race to leadership-sponsored Rep. Charles Boustany, told Breitbart News that “if they don’t got 20, they’re so close to 20 – they’re close.”
Landry said another member organizing the effort told him they’ve got at least 17 – which is the bare minimum needed to unseat Boehner. “They’re somewhere between 17 and 20,” Landry said in a phone interview. “I think they’re trying to get to 25.”
Landry added that that another member told him “there’s a pretty good chance Boehner will resign at the conference tonight.”
Ron Meyer from American Majority Action made a similar claim. “I have confirmed with a group of Congressmen that Speaker Boehner will not be elected Speaker tomorrow,” Meyer said in an email to reporters. “He will either resign or be forced out tomorrow.”
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Can we get a new guy who isn't orange and leaky?

When Boehner cries, do his tears taste like Tang?
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Boehner isn't the problem. It's a fractured GOP without a clear and unifying platform that's their problem. Then again, maybe it's Boehner's fault for not being able to facilitate that cohesion
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Boehner isn't the problem. It's a fractured GOP without a clear and unifying platform that's their problem. Then again, maybe it's Boehner's fault for not being able to facilitate that cohesion
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The GOP, especially in the house, has become a fractious and almost ungovernable rabble, especially the TP element. It's always struck me that the GOP tends to respect and respond less to a gentler hand (Boehner) -- seeing it simply as weakness to be exploited perhaps -- and respond only to a more iron-fisted cudgel, ala, Tom "The Hammer" Delay who could beat their caucus into submission and obedience. Boehner seems incapable of papering over or beating down the yawning chasms in the current GOP.

That all said, if not Boehner, then who for this thankless and perhaps impossible position? The TP hardliners would obviously prefer an iron-fisted ideological hardliner like themselves, but then they would likely only further alienate the broader electorate (refer to 2012 election) and further paint the GOP as an irascible mob of reactionary ideological fanatics hastening their demographic demise.

It seems the GOP mainstream's opportunistic and callous embrace of the far right and Tea Party has become a tiger they tried grasping by the tail but is now feeding on them and they don't know how to let go without getting eaten whole.
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Boehner to remain speaker.

Still not as bad as Pelosi.
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Boehner isn't radical enough for the GOP.
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Radical? Voting to balance the budget is now radical? GFY
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Still not as bad as Pelosi.
Pelosi seems to have been far more effective than Boehner, even if you disagree with her politics (which is probably why Repubs hate her so).
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Pelosi seems to have been far more effective than Boehner, even if you disagree with her politics (which is probably why Repubs hate her so).
Only because the demos had a majority in the house and senate, and for a while a supermajority.

But even then they couldn't pass their agenda bills, like healthcare, taxes, etc.
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But even then they couldn't pass their agenda bills, like healthcare, taxes, etc.
Thanks to an unprecedented number of filibusterer by Republicans
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