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Can We Replace John Boehner With Paul Ryan?
http://www.redstate.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 11/14/2012 9:07:27 AM PST by NKP_Vet

John Boehner has been willing to throw his conference under the bus repeatedly. We know from the Bob Woodward book that he was willing to raise taxes. We know he cut a deal with Barack Obama without consulting the rest of his conference. We know it blew up in his face.

We know he now doesn’t even want to fight Obamacare, calling it the “law of the land.” We know he only walked back that statement because of the outrage that ensued.

We know he wants to start putting moderates into leadership positions like Cathy McMorris Rodgers instead of Tom Price. We know he is demanding conservatives “get in line”.

House Republicans are being badly served by John Boehner.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; boehner; paulryan; sourcetitlenoturl
Wouldn't that great. Boehner has always been a RINO and will never change.
1 posted on 11/14/2012 9:07:31 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Boehner wants to line up as many RINO’s as possible so he can lead the charge into capitulation on amnesty and tax increases.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 9:10:47 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: NKP_Vet
Can We Replace John Boehner With Paul Ryan?

No, but the Republican Members of Congress can.

If you think they will, well, you are still afflicted by the "GOP fantasy", but, you're in good company here.

3 posted on 11/14/2012 9:11:05 AM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: Da Coyote

Boner is making Denny “The Walrus” Hastert look competent.


5 posted on 11/14/2012 9:13:44 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Has anyone else thrown their hat into the ring?


6 posted on 11/14/2012 9:14:06 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: NKP_Vet
In recent months, Levin has repeatedly pointed out that there is nothing in the Constitution that requires the Speaker of The House to even be an elected member of the House.
7 posted on 11/14/2012 9:14:15 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Jim Noble

I would love to see it happen, but I think the GOP-e still holds an iron grip on the reins of power.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 9:15:58 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: NKP_Vet

I second...


9 posted on 11/14/2012 9:17:49 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: NKP_Vet

All in favor say “Aye”...


10 posted on 11/14/2012 9:18:18 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

That’s an interesting thought. It would mean the losing presidential candidate could become the Speaker and fight directly against the person he lost to.

Gotta admit, it would be real strange to see Romney as the Speaker.

I wouldn’t want Romney to be the Speaker, but for the time being he is a handy example.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 9:21:25 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: NKP_Vet

That would be terrific.

I’ve had enough of the Cowardly Lion and his fake tan.

I would have thought after his road to Oz he’d have more courage but, he’s just another Casper milk toast...


12 posted on 11/14/2012 9:21:50 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Replace Boehner with Bruce Willis.

"Anyone else wanna negotiate?" (Fifth Element)

13 posted on 11/14/2012 9:22:36 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: NKP_Vet

With all the negativity surrounding congress that position will turn him into a lightning rod. As much as we need him there I think it would be a terrible political career decision.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 9:22:59 AM PST by Bigjimslade
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To: NKP_Vet

I agree with you on Boehner.

He has in the past tried to get House legislation, including a budget, to the Senate but Harry Reid sandbagged those items.

What I find intolerable is John Boehner’s reluctance to take on the Democrats. Does he have something in his background blackmailable that the the Democrats hold over his head?


15 posted on 11/14/2012 9:23:30 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: NKP_Vet

It should be a rule that after a presidential election, all posts are vacant and should be open for candidates from states that voted for the GOP nominee. If you come from a state that went for Obama this time, you would be disqualified for leadership roles. The Republicans would get rid of several RINO leaders if this were the rule.


16 posted on 11/14/2012 9:25:35 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Vendome; NKP_Vet

As God is my witness, I was thinking yesterday how much Boehner reminded me of the cowardly lion in the Wizard of Oz. Weeping, wishing he had some courage.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 9:27:06 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SatinDoll

maybe they threaten him with showing “Old Yeller” and making him cry.


18 posted on 11/14/2012 9:27:47 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: SatinDoll

duh


19 posted on 11/14/2012 9:28:05 AM PST by surrey
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To: Enterprise

That’s why I said.

I haven’t spotted his tail but if I do I’m gonna change my mind and call him a lizard...


20 posted on 11/14/2012 9:32:22 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: NKP_Vet

Wouldn’t that be wonderful? Ryan has already shown he isn’t afraid to go up against BO, and did a darn good job as well!


21 posted on 11/14/2012 9:38:03 AM PST by MomofMarine
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To: DoughtyOne

Levin has floated the notion of Scott Walker.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 9:43:08 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: DoughtyOne

Levin has floated the notion of Scott Walker.


23 posted on 11/14/2012 9:43:14 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: DoughtyOne

Levin has floated the notion of Scott Walker.


24 posted on 11/14/2012 9:43:14 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: All
Ryan needs to stay right where he as policy wonk and head of the budget committee.

We need the numbers guy to stay 100% in numbers, and not be distracted by personnel meetings, political fights, vote-counting schemes, etc.

Ryan will serve our side best by endlessly going through the numbers proposals and telling the Speaker where they don't add up.

25 posted on 11/14/2012 9:45:31 AM PST by what's up
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To: DoughtyOne

What a treat it would be if the new tea partiers in Congress voted Palin in—and Barry had to negotiate with her!

(Yeah, I know it would never happen.)


26 posted on 11/14/2012 9:48:44 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Joe 6-pack

Interesting...

I could live with that. ;^)


27 posted on 11/14/2012 10:00:32 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: 9YearLurker

I’ll bet there are many here who would love that.


28 posted on 11/14/2012 10:01:13 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Boehner wants to line up as many RINO’s as possible so he can lead the charge into capitulation on amnesty and tax increases.

This is why its called the corrupt "Two-Party Cartel". It's now for me, since a true conservative prez will not be elected in my lifetime nor my children, no more voting. It's just gives these scumbags legitimacy.

29 posted on 11/14/2012 10:11:50 AM PST by Digger
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To: NKP_Vet

When it comes to government (no longer OUR government) the “WE” no longer exists.

There is a ruling elite who gives us lip service prior to rigged and phony elections then just goes about what they wanted to do in the first place.

If you question rigged elections: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hbf3iaEbAuY&feature=share

Testimony before congress from a computer programmer who created a vote rigging program.

Without paper ballots, hand counting, and most importantly VOTER ID, there will no longer be “WE” in “We the people”.


30 posted on 11/14/2012 10:14:05 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: NKP_Vet

the speaker doesn’t have to be a member of the house
how about either
palin
or
mark levine
wow he is great every day.


31 posted on 11/14/2012 10:25:51 AM PST by genghis
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To: NKP_Vet

Can’t we get someone else? Neither Boehner nor Ryan.


32 posted on 11/14/2012 10:26:29 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Boehner wants to line up as many RINO’s as possible so he can lead the charge into capitulation on amnesty and tax increases.

That’s what Republicrats do.


33 posted on 11/14/2012 10:26:33 AM PST by Know et al (The greatest argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with a voter: Churchill)
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To: genghis

It would be great if they chose Palin as Speaker...oh to see the liberal’s heads exploding!


34 posted on 11/14/2012 10:29:05 AM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: NKP_Vet

Bonehead’s got to go!


35 posted on 11/14/2012 10:45:48 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Enterprise; Vendome; NKP_Vet
As God is my witness, I was thinking yesterday how much Boehner reminded me of the cowardly lion in the Wizard of Oz. Weeping, wishing he had some courage.

Careful ... you're gonna make him cry.

Paul Ryan, for God's sake, challenge this coward for the post of the Speaker of the House!

36 posted on 11/14/2012 10:59:04 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: NKP_Vet
Chances are slim of stopping King Obama anyway but replacing Bonehead with Ryan would be a huge step up.
37 posted on 11/14/2012 11:07:18 AM PST by Logical me
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To: NKP_Vet

Yes, please.


38 posted on 11/14/2012 11:13:14 AM PST by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: SatinDoll
What I find intolerable is John Boehner’s reluctance to take on the Democrats.

Well he is a closet democrat after all, and Levin thinks maybe that is not all that is in the closet.

Think real hard and see if you can come up with one true conservative that is in the House leadership.

39 posted on 11/14/2012 2:10:17 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: Enterprise

How about Ted Nugent?
He would get my vote!


40 posted on 11/14/2012 2:29:30 PM PST by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Clump

Hell yes!


41 posted on 11/14/2012 3:38:06 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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