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GOP unlikely to oust Boehner as speaker of the House (so saith establishment)
Politico ^ | 12/29/12 1:50 PM EST | Updated: 12/29/12 11:02 PM EST | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN

Posted on 12/30/2012 12:56:44 AM PST by Olog-hai

It’s a truth that fire-breathing conservatives will have to handle: John Boehner isn’t going anywhere as speaker of the House. …

When Boehner walks onto the House floor on Jan. 3, there’s an outside chance he‘ll see low double-digit defections—and those in and around his camp recognize it. The speaker’s fate has become a much-discussed topic as the fiscal cliff approaches and the Senate conducts last-minute talks this weekend—so far without a deal—to avoid across-the-board tax hikes. But even staunch conservatives admit what’s become abundantly clear within the House Republican Conference.

“John Boehner is our speaker,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who has one of the most conservative voting records in the House. “Harry Reid may not like it, but he is our guy.” Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who had a turbulent tenure atop the chamber, put it more bluntly: “I think somebody could run. They would get some votes. And they would lose.” …

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: boehner; boner; closingranks; gopestablishment
IINM, was not Chaffetz exposed as a RINO a while back? Don’t see how he could say that “Harry Reid may not like” Boehner being speaker when he clearly loves it. The real conservatives told Boehner’s Plan B where to go, too.
1 posted on 12/30/2012 12:56:52 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I doubt they will too. I never took the talk seriously. It would be nice to see Boehner leave the leadership and take his 99 percent district win with him. However, I don’t see it happening. I know at one point the Democrats tried to get rid of pelosi and that failed too.


2 posted on 12/30/2012 1:02:12 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Olog-hai

What are “fire-breathing conservatives”?
Is there a comparable term for the communist Democrats?


3 posted on 12/30/2012 1:11:09 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

“Is there a comparable term for the communist Democrats?”

Pole smoking?


4 posted on 12/30/2012 1:17:25 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: Olog-hai

>> It’s a truth that fire-breathing conservatives will have to handle

Damn shame we have no fire-breathing dragons to unleash on Jake and John...

Kinda’ sucks we’re all so ‘pissed’ but cannot bring about meaningful action.


5 posted on 12/30/2012 1:29:35 AM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Gene Eric

At this point, we don’t need action, we need inaction. I don’t expect Bohner to move the ball down field, I expect him to stop it from moving at all. Hold the line IOW.


6 posted on 12/30/2012 2:11:54 AM PST by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: RC one

The House GOP under Boehner has controlled the nation’s purse strings for the last two years—and done absolutely nothing to cut spending.

You can expect more do-nothingness from Boehner in the next Congress as well.


7 posted on 12/30/2012 2:39:39 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Olog-hai

Chafetz was thought to cover for Anthony weiner


8 posted on 12/30/2012 3:03:27 AM PST by GreaterSwiss
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To: Olog-hai
"...The speaker’s fate has become a much-discussed topic as the fiscal cliff approaches..."

Now read that line again.....who is discussing Boehner's removal as Speaker? Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer? Nancy Pelosi? the Media and talking heads on the left? Yep! Obama MUST split the GOP in order to take the House back. Freepers, don't fall into this trap...again...take a page from the Progressive hand book: stand as one for the GOP...privately send fax's, letters to your elected - don't publicly chastise them...that is exactly what Obama wants you to do.

9 posted on 12/30/2012 3:26:18 AM PST by yoe
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To: Olog-hai

Boner supports the fiscal cliff “work around” and he will soon be yesterdays meat, tossed onto the growing pile of political corpses who have succumbed to Obama fear.

Obama must be fought at every step he takes to subjugate our nation to nothing but a socialist dictatorship.

And thats just it. Thats how you fight Chicago crooks who steal elections.Cut off their blood supply, make the parasites die.

Then watch POSHITUS scramble to “save us all” one more time as the opening salvo of his second term of subjugating a free people. They need to run this so called president out on a rail, make him use extreme measures via executive order, make him take refuge in his cobbled together kingship until he self destructs.That should be the goal of every GOP senator, and every GOP member of Congress.

Obama is also busy saving Lbya, Egypt and Syria.Let him bring on the American Spring to try and save us to so America can see what it has for a so called president.


10 posted on 12/30/2012 3:26:25 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: yoe

Stand with a party that keeps shifting left no matter what its constituents do or say? Ain’t that a bit like voting “D” notwithstanding? You ask a hard thing of conservatives, and that is to give up their principles for party, and watch their principles continue to be eroded anyhow. (There is a reason I didn’t put this thread in the “GOP Club” forum after all.)


11 posted on 12/30/2012 3:30:50 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
That was my take on it. The next Speaker was either going to be Boehner or Pelosi. And as bad as Boehner is, conservatives weren't going to vote for Pelosi.

It will take an Act of God, or a loss of the House in 2014 to pry him loose.

12 posted on 12/30/2012 3:40:41 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Sooth2222

Boehner or Pelosi?....what’s the difference, both are Obama’s Tax Collector’s to push forward his socialist/marxist aims


13 posted on 12/30/2012 4:16:39 AM PST by solgundy
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To: Olog-hai

If you’re a conservative, I don’t see how you could remain a republican? After the fiasco of the last 5 years, especially after this last election, I’d say you’re boarding on delusional if you STILL think the republican party is going to slow down democrat socialism or advance conservatism.


14 posted on 12/30/2012 5:03:33 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: sirchtruth

Perhaps your definition of conservative is overly restrictive. That happens on Free Republic all the time. A narrow, tunnel visioned definition is said to apply when it really does not.


15 posted on 12/30/2012 5:07:23 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Olog-hai
Read the line again and again (#9) until you understand that the Obama machine doesn't care one whit what you, me, and all the other voters in the country want be it Conservative government or Progressive government....he wants the Congress and with it Boehner's head then blaming it on the GOP.

Office of the Speaker
Phone: (202) 225-0600
Fax: (202) 225-5117

DO NOT CAVE IN TO OBAMA...HE WILL GIVE YOU NOTHING...STAND FIRM ON NO NEW SPENDING AND MEANINGFUL CUTS...LIKE NO TO BIGGER GOVERNMENT.!

16 posted on 12/30/2012 5:44:27 AM PST by yoe
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To: Lancey Howard

Is there a comparable term for the communist Democrats?

Don’t leave out the communist Republicans that make up the GOP elite.


17 posted on 12/30/2012 5:51:39 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Olog-hai

Fairwell to thee.....

Fairwell to theeeeeee................3rd party, here we come.


18 posted on 12/30/2012 5:57:07 AM PST by Flintlock (PARANOIA--means having all the facts.)
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To: Olog-hai

Fairwell to thee.....

Fairwell to theeeeeee................3rd party, here we come.


19 posted on 12/30/2012 5:57:47 AM PST by Flintlock (PARANOIA--means having all the facts.)
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To: Olog-hai

Too bad there isn’t a trap door.


20 posted on 12/30/2012 5:58:03 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Olog-hai

Leftico . An Obama front group is the last place for GOP news.
This is usual Dem party/ Axelrod propaganda spit out by two Obama media whores!
The Obama media have orders to protect this lobbyist crook for two more
years since Boner’s leadership will depress the GOP base in 2014 !
This drunken lobbyist bagman is a dream face of the GOP .
He hates conservatives just as much as the Marxist and his media !


21 posted on 12/30/2012 6:01:08 AM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: Olog-hai

They’re always the last to know.


22 posted on 12/30/2012 6:02:57 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Olog-hai
Headline:

Obama summons congressional leaders for ‘fiscal cliff’ talks

Does the president have the authority to "summon" members of a coequal branch of government to the White House? Boehner should have to told him to take a flying leap into the Tidal Basin. Why do our leaders have to be so weak and so meek?

23 posted on 12/30/2012 6:07:43 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Olog-hai

Boner ousts all the conservatives from positions of power and all the same idiots line up to re-elect him.

The GOP gets what it deserves with the leadership they elect.


24 posted on 12/30/2012 6:09:45 AM PST by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: bert
Perhaps your definition of conservative is overly restrictive. That happens on Free Republic all the time. A narrow, tunnel visioned definition is said to apply when it really does not.

Perhaps it's not! Perhaps, conservatives who continue to rely on politicians who are not going to advance conservative values or principles are just whistling in the wind.

Perhaps...maybe...think about...consider, moving on from a party whose power structure has done nothing but increasingly disrespect conservatives values because they are STUPID enough to think they somehow at this point can get along with the MSM/dems by throwing Shinola rinos and moderates against the wall to see who sticks ALL THESE MANY DECADES???

Perhaps, idiots just keep doing the same thing over only to keep finding out it never works...Perhaps?

25 posted on 12/30/2012 6:14:47 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Olog-hai
1) boehner will win speaker
2) boehner will finish off his career and retire in 2016 with millions of stolen and fraudulent dollars that he has taken as bribes. He is a corrupt progressive drunk.

LLS

26 posted on 12/30/2012 6:23:03 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Olog-hai

The decision will be made in the GOP caucus. They will NOT let the actual vote happen on the floor -- until they know what the results will be.

If more than 16 defect, they will twist arms and threaten until one Republican gets the number he/she needs.

They are the Party of Stupid, but even they are not stupid enough to not know who their members are voting for before the actual floor vote.
27 posted on 12/30/2012 6:31:47 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: yoe
I am sorry but the people that actually control the gop split the gop in the 2012 election. The gop lost millions of members... myself included and after a lifetime of being a republican in my case... and the gop lost to obama because (Rush stated this himself) 3.5 million gop Conservatives refused to vote in the 2012 election. I did vote for romney but it took onyx and Jim Robinson working on me to get me to the polls.

Screw the gop... they have to EARN us back... we no longer support political party welfare. We support them when they do things correctly and punish them when they do not... but it will take years of earning back the base to get a solidified party. Look at who DID NOT appear in Tampa... sorry... the gop at best is a loose collection of progressives and statists. IMHO... everyone in DC should join us in "unemployed" America. Your pleas ring hollow... as hollow as the “Conservative” within boehner and mcconnell.

LLS

28 posted on 12/30/2012 6:35:36 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: vmivol00

“Boner ousts all the conservatives from positions of power and all the same idiots line up to re-elect him.

The GOP gets what it deserves with the leadership they elect.”

True. But my children do not. I think it is now over $54,000 of debt that every man, woman and child living in America has been saddled with.


29 posted on 12/30/2012 6:37:42 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: LibLieSlayer
2) boehner will finish off his career and retire in 2016 with millions of stolen and fraudulent dollars that he has taken as bribes. He is a corrupt progressive drunk.

STOP THAT! Or you are going to make him cry!!!!


;)
30 posted on 12/30/2012 6:53:36 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Olog-hai

The 50 Tea Party members told Boehner’s Plan B where to go.The good old boy club is taking an a$$ kicking of late.


31 posted on 12/30/2012 7:01:59 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: TomGuy

He will just go back to his office and drown his sorrow! ;-)

LLS


32 posted on 12/30/2012 7:06:13 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
He will just go back to his office and drown his sorrow! ;-)

There is nothing worse that a sobbing .....
33 posted on 12/30/2012 7:13:27 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Olog-hai

Then, at least change the vote to a secret ballot.


34 posted on 12/30/2012 7:31:13 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Lancey Howard

Is there a comparable term for the communist Democrats?<<

yes....ass licking useful idiots


35 posted on 12/30/2012 7:42:07 AM PST by M-cubed
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To: Olog-hai

Yeh I always go straight to Politico to get my news about the GOP.


36 posted on 12/30/2012 8:00:27 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: Georgia Girl 2

Anywhere else, the RINOs herein quoted aren’t saying anything different. I got the link second-hand from Newsmax, too.


37 posted on 12/30/2012 8:10:27 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: bert

Sounds like something a non-conservative would say.


38 posted on 12/30/2012 8:12:25 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: sirchtruth

Not when they’re preaching the same liberal stuff the DNC is. I’ve been independent for ten years, and if the USA ever looked like the archetypal one-party state, it is at this point in time.


39 posted on 12/30/2012 8:15:53 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
I’ve been independent for ten years, and if the USA ever looked like the archetypal one-party state, it is at this point in time.

There is no question the leadership of the republican party is full on anti-conservative. So, what they are telling me essentially is to get lost. When the republican party comes crashing down, and believe me it WILL, then I am going to point conservative republicans (those who have the wrongheaded vision to stay put) to this moment in history and give the GOPe and all those rino prix the one digit SALUTE they so richly deserve!

40 posted on 12/30/2012 8:56:07 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Olog-hai

What isn’t being said is that after the RINO trifecta disasters of Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney, punctuated with internationalist authoritarian W. Bush, the RINOs are now totally bust with their credibility.

Even in the house, Boehner has bowed to the Democrats with continuing resolution budgets for four years now, while the country has continued to fall apart.

It has long since reached the point where unless conservatives in the house pitch out Boehner, the Republican party, and pretty much the American Republic, are done.


41 posted on 12/30/2012 10:13:27 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: TomGuy

Right you are!

LLS


42 posted on 12/30/2012 4:05:53 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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