Skip to comments.Boehner says he's 'all in' to remain as speaker
Posted on 06/24/2014 9:15:13 AM PDT by PoloSec
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Days after House Republicans overhauled much of their leadership team, House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he's "all in" to remain as speaker in the new Congress that will meet next year.
The Ohio Republican's remarks came after months of questions about whether he would continue holding the House's No. 1 job after the current Congress ends in January 2015.
Boehner has been speaker since 2011. For much of that time, he's managed a fractious Republican majority that includes conservatives who at times have rebelled against his leadership, including a handful who refused to vote for him when the House re-elected him as speaker in January 2013.
Additional questions about his tenure have arisen as House Republicans overhauled much of their leadership team last week following the primary election defeat of Virginia GOP Rep. Eric Cantor, the majority leader.
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If you have to tell somebody you’re “all in” Boner, that’s not a good thing.
Yes, I’m resorting to potty humor.
I have no doubt he will be re-elected too. I don’t get it but he will. Well I do get it. Too many of these reps are afraid if they vote agains’t Agent Orange and he wins anyway he will strip them of their plum committee assignments.
If you have to try to convince people you’re “all in”, you’re probably on your way out.
He has to go.
Was he crying when he said it?
I know the evil Boehner is a shoe-in to be reelected. Also, it is a near certainty that we will retain the House.
I wish somehow we can convince most Conservatives in his district to vote for his Rat opponent.
Of course if polling showed most Conservatives would vote for the RAT, I have no doubt that most democrats would vote for Boehner knowing he will screw Conservatives.
Replacing Boehner with a RAT is the only way to get rid of this RINO POS.
Your all washed up, Bonehead.
What does it take, Ohio, to get this lush sent back home?
Or he will cry. But then again if he wins, he will cry. The guy cries more than my wife. And I believe in Proverbs 32:7 spare the rod, spoil the wife.
Maybe Boehner's husband needs to read and abide by Proverbs 32 too.
If Cantor hadn’t lost then I imagine Boehner would be planning his retirement. Well if he thought these last two years were challenging wait’ll the next two.
Maybe Obama can make a few phone calls for him.
Almost forgot he was still Speaker - like it really matters....
“This Boner is a limp dick.”
Exactly what I told him in my last e-mail among other choice adjectives.
What a POS. At least Pelosi has an excuse. She’s a Democrat.
wants to go down in flames, then.
The corporatists have him exactly where they want him and have the cash to back it up.
Now THIS will be a test of our influence. Man do I hope we can get rid of him.
What has Boehner done to deserve another term as speaker?
I hope that is asked often.
Best words I could hear are:
“Ex-Speaker John Boner!”
OK. Crossword puzzle entry, three words six letters. A phrase meaning "small."
"Is it in?" Hnyuk, yuk.
Boner's not good for conservatives.
The wheeper has to go.
“All In” - another phrase that needs to go.
I think the only person who can defeat Boehner for Speaker is Jeb Henserling of Texas?
The interesting thing is that you have 233 Republicans in the House of Representatives, and Boehner needs 218 votes to be Speaker (depending on vacancies in the House). It only takes 16 Republicans to vote for some one else, and Boehner cannot be re-elected. It would be a hung vote until they get to 218, and it should be easy to get 16 to peel off.
Unless Boehner is so abject that he will ask for Democrat votes to put him over the mark.
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