Skip to comments.Will Boehner break the “Hastert Rule” today? The Hastert Rule explained
Posted on 10/16/2013 9:40:56 AM PDT by jimbo123
In a 2003 speech, then Speaker Denny Hastert (R-Ill.) discussed his House management guidelines that became known as The Hastert Rule. The rule calls for a leader not to send legislation to the House floor for a vote unless it has the support of the majority of the majority. On Wednesday, with just hours left to raise the debt ceiling or risk default, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)who has been holding fast to the Hastert Rulehas to decide whether to break it.
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No longer matters.
Why waste the bandwidth?
Just be glad we’re armed, ‘cuz we’re gonna need it when the crash comes.
Is there really any doubt?
Without thinking twice!
Whatever it takes to kick the can, again. This who thing is just a temporary deal; it will play out again. Theater of the absurd.
I’ll bet he couldn’t wait to fold like a cheap suit! Whiny-boy.
The GOP is useless since it has so few conservatives. Most of this party is made up of liberals who we call RINOs. America is finished since their is no real opposition to the communists takeover. Bonehead has no guts and that is expected since the party is finished.
The Great American Spendathon continues. And yes, a crash is coming.
Why do you say it no longer matters? Has Boehner broken the Hastert Rule yet?
If he is going to do it, then the republican caucus can hold a meeting before the vote comes to the floor, and they can vote in a new Speaker. I think Boehner knows this.
So this just may be Chicago Sun Times joining with all the other bought and paid for liberal media engaging in wishful thinking.
He will break it.
There should be a walk out of conservatives and a call for a vote of no confidence (I don’t know if they can do that in the House, if it is a parliamentary thing or what.)
I would rather see Pelosi as Speaker. At least we would know where we stand.
[Not really. I am using an extreme point to make my argument.]
Banking is a funny thing when it comes to the nation’s debt. When a pause happens to consider getting the fiscal house in order, there is the downgrade threat, but keep spending like drunken sailors (no offense to drunken sailors) and everything is ok. I just don’t understand it.
I'm not saying we give up. We still vote on principle. We still campaign for "right".... in hopes of delaying what we know is the inevitable.
As I’ve said many times before, the Hastert rule was designed to silence conservatives. When Hastert was speaker, the majority of the majority were still old-guard, establishment repulicans. So they were able to say “sorry little Jimmy Conservative, your proposal doesn’t have majority support so we’re not going to take that up”
But in 2006, some thirty republicans either retired or were defeated, and another thirty in 2008. Then these were replaced with conservatives in 2010.
So the majority of the majority is now conservative, so naturally the Hastert rule has been out the window for the goal is always to thwart conservatives and conservatism.
I had a little bit of money in a Detroit Municipal Bond. It was insured. Like 5k worth. Broker calls a few months back and says "you need to get out of this". I said... "its insured". He says "yeah... well the company that has it insured has a lower credit rating than the city of Detroit".
How does that happen? We have to understand the game, the reality, where this country is going... and formulate a plant to be successful in the new paradigm.
Of course he will. Hastert Rule is forever dead. As is the GOP.
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