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John Boehner’s New BFF
immigrationreform.com ^ | Ira Mehlman

Posted on 05/05/2014 6:06:56 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal

In recent months, Speaker John Boehner has, shall we say, exasperated a significant portion of his caucus in the House with his repeated flirtations with the pro-amnesty crowd.

Speaker Boehner can take comfort, however, that while some of his recent statements have touched off something of a revolt among many House Republicans, he has the support of at least one prominent member of the Congress. That member of Congress just so happens to be the person who would most like to succeed him as Speaker: Nancy Pelosi.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: boehner; pelosi; primary

1 posted on 05/05/2014 6:06:56 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

stands to reason. may they fall in passionate love and elope on Uranus together, ASAP


2 posted on 05/05/2014 6:08:28 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Is there a chance that the GOP wins in the House in 2014, but the Democrats and a portion of Republicans vote Pelosi as speaker?


3 posted on 05/05/2014 6:14:08 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

That is why talk of a new speaker makes no sense until there is a replacement ready to go. Who would take Boehner’s place. It is pathetic that there is no front runner.


4 posted on 05/05/2014 6:16:41 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: nickcarraway
Is there a chance that the GOP wins in the House in 2014, but the Democrats and a portion of Republicans vote Pelosi as speaker?

More likely is that Republicans defect Boehner, but Pelosi instructs Democrats to vote for him. Boehner becomes Democrat-installed Speaker of the House.

-PJ

5 posted on 05/05/2014 6:19:33 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: nickcarraway

I think it would be ironic that you would find 20 of the most conservative members to threaten to vote for Pelosi against whoever is the GOP Speaker candidate should anything that looks like amnesty be passed.

It doesn’t matter if it is Boehner or not. Whoever is being picked as the next Speaker should be punished if they went along with Boehner’s amnesty plan.


6 posted on 05/05/2014 6:21:01 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: nickcarraway
This is why I don't give a damn if the Republicans "win back" the Senate and retain control of the House.

There's always going to be a sizable number of RINOs that will block conservatism and eagerly work with the Democrats.

7 posted on 05/05/2014 6:28:20 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: Political Junkie Too

What would be the difference between that and now?


8 posted on 05/05/2014 6:29:46 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
Wouldn't be the first GOP speaker seduced by Pelosi's charms...


9 posted on 05/05/2014 6:31:09 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Yup - it’s all up to the people voting tomorrow in Cincinnati - you can put a newbie Tea Partier into Congress and let Boehner relax and play golf - or continue the RINO tyranny, which to me is way worse than the Dems -at least they aren’t lying pretenders.


10 posted on 05/05/2014 7:03:07 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: nickcarraway
Hopefully, an honorable person would recognize when his own delegation has a vote of no confidence, and he would step aside and let his delegation pick the person that they want, not the person that the opposition feels is best for them.

-P

11 posted on 05/05/2014 7:16:26 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Republican “Doormat” Boehner and Democrat Intellectual Pelosi an item?


12 posted on 05/05/2014 8:12:42 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

You crack me up.


13 posted on 05/05/2014 8:29:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Sioux-san

no, Cincinnati does NOT vote for Boehner, we have Steve Chabot and Brad Wenstrup. Boehner is up north of us in a different district.


14 posted on 05/05/2014 10:22:39 PM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

What’s a BFF?


15 posted on 05/05/2014 10:25:11 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Finatic

I looked up the 8th District and see what cities are included - Piqua, Troy, Springfield, parts of Dayton - so I stand corrected. I had read somewhere that Cincinnati was included in Boehner’s district - was there some redistricting, or I am just plain wrong?


16 posted on 05/05/2014 11:22:30 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

what is BFF?


17 posted on 05/06/2014 2:04:30 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: dalereed

Best Friend Forever


18 posted on 05/06/2014 2:18:18 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: nickcarraway; Political Junkie Too

No, Nick. That’s silly.

And no, PJ, not gonna happen.

Remember no one challenged Boner in 2013, and that was after a BAD election.


19 posted on 05/06/2014 6:50:52 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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It's too bad that House Republicans chickened out during the caucus vote after the 2012 elections, especially after Boehner sacked Tea Party chairmen on House committees.

I remember these speculative stories after the 2012 election.

September 2013: Speaker Boehner Will Step Down After 2014 Elections

Report: GOP operatives, former Boehner aides expect him to retire after midterms next year

Those may just have been feints to take the pressure off of Boehner, because I haven't heard much talk like that since September of last year.

-PJ

20 posted on 05/06/2014 8:46:54 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Retiring after the election wouldn’t make much sense, if he had any such intention I don’t imagine he’d be running for reelection this year. Tip O’Neill was the last Speaker to leave the post voluntarily.


21 posted on 05/06/2014 9:41:32 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy
I agree. He should play king-maker and step aside now to let someone else grow in the position.

I've said the same thing about Mitch McConnell.

They need to groom the next generation now, instead of dying in office and letting others scramble for the seats later.

-PJ

22 posted on 05/06/2014 9:47:30 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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