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New Speaker Vows to Share Power - a Tricky Proposition (with the RATS? Uh, oh.)
WSJ ^ | 1/04/11 | NAFTALI BENDAVID And PATRICK O'CONNOR

Posted on 01/04/2011 6:19:02 AM PST by Libloather

New Speaker Vows to Share Power—a Tricky Proposition
JANUARY 4, 2011
By NAFTALI BENDAVID And PATRICK O'CONNOR

When John Boehner takes over one of the most powerful jobs in Washington this week, he says his first order of business is to make himself less powerful.

On Wednesday the new speaker of the House of Representatives plans to offer a package of rule changes that, he says, will give minority-party members more of a say and decentralize power. In short, Ohio Republican Mr. Boehner is promising he'll be a different figure from many speakers throughout history—from Republican Joseph Cannon a century ago to his immediate predecessor, Democrat Nancy Pelosi—who kept a tighter leash.

But there's a reason so many speakers try to keep close control: It works.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; boehner; congress; house; jackwagon; johnboehner; mambypamby; new; power; powerboehnerhouse; proposition; rino; share; speaker; trentlottwannabe; tricky; vows
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Laura Ingraham is ALL over this on her radio show right now.
1 posted on 01/04/2011 6:19:08 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I never liked Boner.

We have been had.


2 posted on 01/04/2011 6:20:36 AM PST by GeronL
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To: Libloather

Ugh...


3 posted on 01/04/2011 6:20:41 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Libloather

Any response I make here is likely to get me banned, so I’ll walk on by.


4 posted on 01/04/2011 6:20:41 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Libloather

So the RATS deny all power to the pubbies, and the pubbies make nice in return.


5 posted on 01/04/2011 6:21:11 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Libloather

Now there's an idea.

6 posted on 01/04/2011 6:21:14 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Libloather

BIG ASSED MISTAKE!!


7 posted on 01/04/2011 6:21:17 AM PST by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Libloather

Bending over backwards for the Democrats. What is screwing up with Boehner’s mind? Democrats NEVER share power. Only the Stupid Party does!

And this is beyond stupid.


8 posted on 01/04/2011 6:21:30 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: GeronL

Again.


9 posted on 01/04/2011 6:21:43 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Libloather

So, Johnny Booy decided to bend over and grab his ankles. Wow, that’s leadership...


10 posted on 01/04/2011 6:22:39 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Libloather
When John Boehner takes over....

Commence crying in 5....4....3.....

11 posted on 01/04/2011 6:22:47 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Libloather

Stupid bastard.


12 posted on 01/04/2011 6:23:38 AM PST by Crawdad (Obamacare will lead to back-alley physicals.)
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To: DBrow

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Is that how the GOP leadership wants to begin their reign in the House?


13 posted on 01/04/2011 6:23:38 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Libloather

Come on Charlie Brown... Lucy will hold the football for you again.


14 posted on 01/04/2011 6:23:42 AM PST by rhombus
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To: Libloather

Yup. We don’t know how to win.

That’s what we did the last time, and the Dumbs see it as a sign of weakness.

Which it is.


15 posted on 01/04/2011 6:23:50 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Libloather

This idiot didn’t learn a damned thing while under Pelosi’s thumb for four years.


16 posted on 01/04/2011 6:24:01 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Libloather

What a dumbass! Good grief, after Nancy plowed him under repeatedly he’s willing to hand her an olive branch. Jackass!


17 posted on 01/04/2011 6:24:16 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: DBrow

*sigh*


18 posted on 01/04/2011 6:24:22 AM PST by GeronL
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To: Libloather

We’ve all heard this tune before. Why am I not surprised that Boehner is covering Trent Lott’s one hit wonder?


19 posted on 01/04/2011 6:24:47 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: Libloather

This is the exact reason I wanted a tough guy with cajones as Speaker, I wanted Michele Bachmann.


20 posted on 01/04/2011 6:25:58 AM PST by Ballygrl
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To: Libloather

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.


21 posted on 01/04/2011 6:26:25 AM PST by PastorBooks
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To: Libloather
Boehner...What a maroon.

The American people didn't put you there to share power, but to take it away from the treasonous whack-jobs who have ruined this nation.

22 posted on 01/04/2011 6:26:25 AM PST by nonsporting
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To: Libloather
Why do the Republicans always do this?

Think of the Democrats as Lucy, holding the football, telling Charlie Brown (the Republicans): "Don't worry - I won't pull the ball away this time!"

23 posted on 01/04/2011 6:26:57 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Libloather

NO! NO! NO! Will Republicans Never learn. We tried this once before and look where it got us.


24 posted on 01/04/2011 6:27:01 AM PST by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: Army Air Corps

WTF?


25 posted on 01/04/2011 6:27:24 AM PST by Roklok
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To: Libloather

We didn’t work to bring CHANGE to Washington to SHARE!!! Is NO ONE listening??????????


26 posted on 01/04/2011 6:28:03 AM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Puppage

lol.

crocodile tears


27 posted on 01/04/2011 6:28:18 AM PST by GeronL
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To: Libloather

I’d like to know what Plosi shared with the republicans!!!!! It was going to be her way or no way.


28 posted on 01/04/2011 6:28:55 AM PST by chainsaw ( 'You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal)
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To: Libloather

They’re all on the same team. It’s good cop, bad cop. Ruling Class elitists playing pat-a-cake.

See how quickly they can do nothing? These dorks have no fire, and couldn’t care less about shrinking the government.


29 posted on 01/04/2011 6:29:02 AM PST by ecomcon
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To: Libloather

Just damn......


30 posted on 01/04/2011 6:29:11 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Libloather

Just what I thought. Republicans never change and Conservatives never learn.


31 posted on 01/04/2011 6:29:30 AM PST by sport
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To: Libloather

Dear Boener.. You’re an idiot.


32 posted on 01/04/2011 6:30:00 AM PST by Dubya-M-Dees (Little HOPE... No CHANGE)
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To: Libloather

OK folks...like my husband said..lets jump on this..letter/email writing time is RIGHT NOW!

http://johnboehner.house.gov/Contact/


33 posted on 01/04/2011 6:30:31 AM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Libloather

I had a bad feeling about this guy when I heard that he was elected speaker.

I’m not sure that I like him and I sure don’t trust him.


34 posted on 01/04/2011 6:31:42 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: DBrow
So the RATS deny all power to the pubbies, and the pubbies make nice in return.

This is the same God-d@mned BullSh#t that they have done every time they took power since the '94 contract with America.

I'm done with the Party. Going to register Constitution or Tea Party if they let me.

Worthless, clueless, political elite scum.

35 posted on 01/04/2011 6:32:54 AM PST by Abundy
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To: ecomcon
They’re all on the same team. It’s good cop, bad cop.

Bears repeating, in big letters.

36 posted on 01/04/2011 6:33:48 AM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, than Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: Libloather
F'em, WE WON !!

What is it with these stupid SOBs once they get to Washington?

37 posted on 01/04/2011 6:33:55 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

I’m sure he would like to be more of a referee than the boss of the House. Boehner forgets the Speaker’s office is a partisan position and has always been.

In the UK and Canada the Speaker is expected to be impartial and let every one have their say. It hasn’t worked here.


38 posted on 01/04/2011 6:34:15 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Abundy

Hey bro. Long time no see. Looks like the Repubs want extinction. We will have to fill the vacuum with the Tea Party.


39 posted on 01/04/2011 6:34:50 AM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, than Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: DBrow
Just a note, ya jump in bed with the Dem's and ya wake up
with STD’s. Amen
40 posted on 01/04/2011 6:36:03 AM PST by gakrak ( A man should know his limitations and act accordingly.)
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To: GeronL

That seems to be the default spelling, someone is trying to tell us something.


41 posted on 01/04/2011 6:36:17 AM PST by StaffiT (New Year, New Name)
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To: Libloather
Here we go again. Do Republican EVER learn?

Yeah, and I remember when the first Bush extended his hand to Democrats upon inauguration and George Mitchell spent the next 4 years working non-stop to embarrass and undermine Bush.

Geez, do these guys EVER learn?

42 posted on 01/04/2011 6:36:43 AM PST by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4!)
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To: Libloather
New Speaker Vows to Share Power—a Tricky Proposition

Well thats just mot going to work.
Whats your plan B John?

43 posted on 01/04/2011 6:36:52 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus - Domari Nolo)
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To: Libloather

Trent Lott redux.


44 posted on 01/04/2011 6:37:01 AM PST by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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To: Libloather
What a fool

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45 posted on 01/04/2011 6:38:03 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Libloather

When good compromises with evil, it is only evil that can profit.


46 posted on 01/04/2011 6:38:26 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: chainsaw

Pelosi and Democrats just spent the last 2 years humiliating Republicans culminating with her gavel walk and now we are talking about sharing power!!!


47 posted on 01/04/2011 6:39:11 AM PST by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4!)
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To: Libloather

Boehner is going down the same road that the last Repub majority went down...and it cost them dearly. The Tea Parties and the People need to be all over this. I am writing all my reps (House and Senate) to tell them that any one of them who ponies up to this bar is a target for defeat.

We need reps who will stand on principle and the constitution ALONE. If the other side wants to come join that party...fine...otherwise, no sharing, no pats on the back, no shae and a grin, no behind the scenes friendliness, no joint singing tours, etc., etc.

If they are not there to support the constitution and its principles down the line, they are internal enemies of the people. The Repub leadership had best make THAT its mantra, post haste.


48 posted on 01/04/2011 6:39:28 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: blueyon

Here’s my email to him:
Mr. Speaker, It has been reported that you feel the need to “SHARE” power with the democrats...If this is true, might I remind you that this was not why you were put into the speakers position! DO NOT share any power with them. The left had many closed door meetings without you and did not SHARE any power with the GOP.
Please be part of the solution and NOT PART OF THE PROBLEM!


49 posted on 01/04/2011 6:40:41 AM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: blueyon
if you are outside his district you have to work to be able to email him...but you can.

keep it polite but firm. (it was hard, wanted to use some "highly technical golf terms" on him)

50 posted on 01/04/2011 6:40:41 AM PST by Abundy
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