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Boehner could face rocky vote for speakership amid Republican angst
Fox ^ | January 02, 2013

Posted on 01/02/2013 1:08:28 PM PST by Red Steel

John Boehner could be in for a fight Thursday when the newly seated House votes for the next speaker, with conservatives grumbling about his leadership and a report surfacing about a supposed plan to challenge him.

The 11-term congressman, who's endured his share of political turbulence, presumably enters the election with the upper hand. So far, a single viable Republican challenger has not emerged and the rules of the vote tend to work in Boehner's favor.

But Boehner's potential troubles were compounded by a late-night flare up with outraged northeast lawmakers over a decision by the speaker to postpone a vote on an aid package for Superstorm Sandy victims.

For the near term, the speaker appears to have weathered those complaints, assuring members in a closed-door meeting Wednesday afternoon they will vote by Jan. 15. Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., who initially described the postponement as a "betrayal" and threatened to abstain from voting for Boehner, said after the meeting he would back Boehner.

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1 posted on 01/02/2013 1:08:34 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

“BREAKING NEWS !!! Sean Hannity is Reporting the Speaker John Boehner may resign at a GOP Caucus Meeting tonight.” (twitter)


2 posted on 01/02/2013 1:11:04 PM PST by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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To: wolficatZ

Why is Boehner such an asshat??? I just hope they can pick someone who can negotiate with strategic purpose rather than this flailing around that we have seen as of late.


3 posted on 01/02/2013 1:14:11 PM PST by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: wolficatZ

this is both series AND hugh.

Resign from Congress or just the speakership?


4 posted on 01/02/2013 1:18:48 PM PST by WaterWeWaitinFor (This great nation has chosen socialism over freedom and our constitution. How sad.)
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To: wolficatZ
Sean Hannity is Reporting the Speaker John Boehner may resign at a GOP Caucus Meeting tonight

to be replaced by another squishy wimp?

5 posted on 01/02/2013 1:20:29 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: wolficatZ

Well, 1000-1 he’ll CRY!


6 posted on 01/02/2013 1:21:29 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: GeronL

Wouldn’t mind seeing Michelle Bachmann in that position. Didn’t like her as a POTUS candidate, but think she needs to be in a House leadership position.


7 posted on 01/02/2013 1:22:49 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: wolficatZ

Hannity? Sure.....he said Romney would win too.


8 posted on 01/02/2013 1:23:08 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: wolficatZ

Make Boehner AND Mitch McConnell cry. Heaven knows we’re all gonna be miserable in the next four years, thanks in part to them.

And, by the way, is it OK for me to ask what the turncoat Republicans got for selling us out? Cash? Yacht? Island? A company or two? Superbowl tickets in perpetuity? 72 virgins?


9 posted on 01/02/2013 1:23:22 PM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: HOYA97

They won’t. They’ll pick Cantor.


10 posted on 01/02/2013 1:23:44 PM PST by pgkdan (Does America have a Cassius Chaerea?)
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To: Red Steel

get out boehner.


11 posted on 01/02/2013 1:25:42 PM PST by dadfly
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To: Red Steel

Oh Bull. They’ll re-elect him. They shouldn’t, but they will.


12 posted on 01/02/2013 1:26:09 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: wolficatZ

Probably ashamed of himself for telling Dingy Harry to FO.


13 posted on 01/02/2013 1:26:18 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: dadfly

bachman or West? We need a tea party fave in there


14 posted on 01/02/2013 1:27:46 PM PST by moodyskeptic (Counter counterculturist)
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To: dadfly

bachman or West? We need a tea party fave in there


15 posted on 01/02/2013 1:28:01 PM PST by moodyskeptic (Counter counterculturist)
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To: RIghtwardHo

They won’t. It’s a done deal. The leaks are just now coming.

Martin Bashir had a guest claiming it was going to happen.

The second I knew Issa changed his vote I knew Boehner was toast.


16 posted on 01/02/2013 1:29:38 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Red Steel

Issa would make Obama crap his pants!


17 posted on 01/02/2013 1:29:46 PM PST by moodyskeptic (Counter counterculturist)
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To: Red Steel

Not only a RINO but a dumb, rudderless one at that.


18 posted on 01/02/2013 1:29:50 PM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Man watching Michelle Bachmann go at it with pelosi would be as good as a Bama LSU go round.
Be a good fight but I bet pelosi carries a switchblade.


19 posted on 01/02/2013 1:30:07 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: moodyskeptic

West was not reelected.


20 posted on 01/02/2013 1:31:32 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: jazusamo

I’ve written a letter or two to Reids Senate office voicing that same sentiment.
Wrote one to boehner and mcConnel just this morning tool.


21 posted on 01/02/2013 1:33:00 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: gov_bean_ counter

The problem is that she would be too conservative for most of the House GOP


22 posted on 01/02/2013 1:34:15 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: clintonh8r
West was not reelected.

Doesn't matter. He can still be nominated and voted as Speaker. West would be great against the Dims.

23 posted on 01/02/2013 1:35:10 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: Joe Boucher

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/john-boehner-frank-lobiondo-sandy-aid_n_2397250.html?utm_hp_ref=tw
John Boehner Yelled At Frank LoBiondo Over Sandy Aid


24 posted on 01/02/2013 1:35:10 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: GeronL
You are probably right. But we need unapologetic. conservative street fighters.
25 posted on 01/02/2013 1:35:57 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: RummyChick
Stood up Peter King, eh?

Must have had a meeting with his trusted adviser, Jack Daniels...

26 posted on 01/02/2013 1:38:45 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: GeronL

GOOD!


27 posted on 01/02/2013 1:39:35 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Jane Long
So the speaker need not be an elected member of the House? As Johnny Carson would have said, "I did not know that!"

That would be a great move, but the castrated GOPers would never do it.

28 posted on 01/02/2013 1:40:47 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Joe Boucher
Good!...All of them certainly deserve it.

Even if boehner really did it I just can't think of him even close to being like Dick Cheney...I love this pic.


29 posted on 01/02/2013 1:44:02 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Red Steel

If nothing is done, if something big doesn’t happen, the GOP is completely finished. The leaders have no idea how disgusted former GOP voters are. The Party simply does not have a chance at ever gaining power again. There is no longer any reason to vote for most Republicans. They are a bunch of losers who stand for nothing except themselves.


30 posted on 01/02/2013 1:50:04 PM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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To: Red Steel

Boehner should face a tough time renewing his birth certificate!
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31 posted on 01/02/2013 1:55:25 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: July4

>> “And, by the way, is it OK for me to ask what the turncoat Republicans got for selling us out?” <<

.
Permission to keep breathing until the next critical vote.


32 posted on 01/02/2013 1:58:29 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: AdaGray

True!


33 posted on 01/02/2013 1:58:47 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: AdaGray

I hate to have to point this out to you, but the country is finished.

If they caved in this one, they’ll cave on everything.


34 posted on 01/02/2013 2:03:51 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: jazusamo

Good thing they weren’t at a duck blind here!!
Speaking of which I went to the North Bank of Lake Okeechobee last week to let one of my dogs go pooh and as I stood there you could hear maybe a hundred shotgun blasts from folks in boats sitting in weeds just a waiting for dinner to come by.


35 posted on 01/02/2013 2:16:15 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: moodyskeptic

My choices are in my tagline.


36 posted on 01/02/2013 2:39:37 PM PST by matthew fuller (Newt, Palin, West, Ryan, Gohmert, Gowdy, Poe, Issa, or McCaul for next House Speaker.)
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To: clintonh8r
That is irrelevant. I prefer Newt, and it is not necessary that the Speaker be a member of Congress.
37 posted on 01/02/2013 2:46:12 PM PST by matthew fuller (Newt, Palin, West, Ryan, Gohmert, Gowdy, Poe, Issa, or McCaul for next House Speaker.)
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To: matthew fuller

all good choices!


38 posted on 01/02/2013 3:23:09 PM PST by moodyskeptic (Counter counterculturist)
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To: Jane Long; matthew fuller; clintonh8r

That interpretation assumes that when the Framers placed the words “the House of Representatives shall choose thir Speaker” in Article I of the U.S. Constitution they were not basing the speakership on the Speaker of the House of Commons of the British Parliament, which most definitely *did* need to be filled by a Member of the House of Commons. The reason that they didn’t write “the House of Representatives shall choose thir Speaker *from among their members*” was because it was deemed to be self-evident, since the Speaker is the leader of the House and the leader must come from within the group—had the Framers intended to allow the House to elect a Speaker that was not a member of the body, such a clear departure from parliamentary precedent would have been specifically noted, and they likely would have selected a title other than Speaker. The one instance in the U.S. Constitution where the presiding officer would not be a member of the body he presided was when the Vice President is made, ex officio, the President of the Senate, but he was specifically designated as such in Article I, and the fact that the VP is not a member of the Senate was probably the reason why they didn’t baptize the presiding officer of the Senate as “the Speaker of the Senate.”

No one believes that the Chief Justice of the United States can be someone other than a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and, until a few years ago (when a couple of Republicans upset at Newt Gingrich voted for retired Republicans for Speaker) no one other than a sitting Representative had even received a vote for Speaker. I think the theory of the non-member of the House serving as Speaker is an interesting exercise in constitutional analysis, as is the theory that the Governor of New York could be in the line of succession to the presidency (a governor is, after all, an “officer”), but having a non-member serve as Speaker ultimately would be a distortion of the Framers’ original intent.


39 posted on 01/02/2013 3:24:25 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: moodyskeptic
Issa would make Obama crap his pants!

Bet there wouldn't be golf with Obama...
40 posted on 01/02/2013 3:30:09 PM PST by novemberslady
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To: wolficatZ

Cantor won’t be any better. Try Gohmert of Tyler, TX.


41 posted on 01/02/2013 4:01:39 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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