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GOP chooses Boehner as minority leader
Yahoo ^ | 11/17/2006 | By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press Writer

Posted on 11/17/2006 3:44:03 PM PST by indyreb

WASHINGTON - Cast into the minority by an angry electorate, House Republicans chose Rep. John Boehner (news, bio, voting record) of Ohio on Friday to lead a return to power as quickly as possible. "We're going to earn our way back into the majority," he vowed.

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1 posted on 11/17/2006 3:44:06 PM PST by indyreb
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To: indyreb

"An angry electorate"


I guess the electorate is always angry?


I would say the electorate was DUPED into voting for dems by a massively left leaning MSM.


2 posted on 11/17/2006 3:47:17 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: indyreb

The best way to start would be to say we are going to look into the budget for some serious cuts to wasteful spending


3 posted on 11/17/2006 3:47:25 PM PST by Heman11
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To: indyreb
"We're going to earn our way back into the majority,"

Iraq

Border

Taxes

4 posted on 11/17/2006 3:49:03 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (God has blessed Republicans with political enemies who are going senile.)
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To: indyreb

Am I the only one here disappointed that Pence didn't take this post? It wasn't even close....


5 posted on 11/17/2006 3:49:11 PM PST by CheyennePress
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To: CheyennePress

I think the re-election of Trent Lott to the leadership indicates the elected republicans have learned nothing.


6 posted on 11/17/2006 3:51:02 PM PST by Heman11
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To: Heman11

Basically, the minority party in the house can do nothing, except whine about the majority.


7 posted on 11/17/2006 3:53:49 PM PST by stop_fascism
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To: Heman11

Yup. Trent and Boehner. Same as it ever was.

LOSERS!!!


8 posted on 11/17/2006 3:57:11 PM PST by MonroeDNA (Libertarians are more conservative than pubbies. Strictest interpretation of the constitution,)
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To: Heman11

"I think the re-election of Trent Lott to the leadership indicates the elected republicans have learned nothing."

Seems like the same mindset that ran Dole for President -- good ol' boys given the power spots, even though they may not be effective.


9 posted on 11/17/2006 4:04:09 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: indyreb

Ho hum.


10 posted on 11/17/2006 4:07:25 PM PST by My2Cents
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To: CheyennePress

I'll second that...about Pence. Boehner may be a good guy, but this smacks of being tone-deaf. We need new leadership, so what do we do? Elect the same leadership.


11 posted on 11/17/2006 4:08:44 PM PST by My2Cents
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To: Heman11
Tis the only conclusion any reasonable person can come to. Back to "back room" deals with Little Tommy's successor.
12 posted on 11/17/2006 4:11:56 PM PST by ImpBill ("America ... Where are you now?")
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To: MayflowerMadam
That's right, the protection of incumbency. My theory is that we need to retool the primary system. I would like to see the house and senate walk their candidates to the gate, kiss them on the cheek, pat them on the ass and say good luck; that's it. No help from the senatorial election committee during the primaries. You're on your own! Save the help for the general election... I'm telling you that the reason Dewine lost in the general, was that Ohioan conservative voters felt helpless to the point that 6 years of Brown would be worth it to get rid of that RINO.
13 posted on 11/17/2006 4:13:31 PM PST by Heman11
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To: CheyennePress
Am I the only one here disappointed that Pence didn't take this post?

I am. Or at least I was. I no longer care.And Boner's little buddy Blunt as Whip? I was trying to stay positive, hoping the Repubs would learn something and come back stronger than ever but they've learned NOTHING. F#$k them and the horse they rode in on.

14 posted on 11/17/2006 4:17:36 PM PST by lesser_satan (EKTHELTHIOR!!!)
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To: MonroeDNA

I would disagree. While Lott and Boehner may not be my first choice the facts are that Lott served as majority leader for about 6 years and held our majorities(not including when we got Jefford-ed). Boehner is not a bad pick, sensible and knows how to win. Give him a chance.


15 posted on 11/17/2006 4:18:49 PM PST by SuperGater
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To: SuperGater

I agree on both men. Boehner will now get a chance without Hastert as the Speaker to prove to the naysayers on here that he was the man for the job IMHO. Boehner was part of drawing up the Contract with America with Newt.


16 posted on 11/17/2006 4:40:11 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( Go Sooners! Rudy for 2008)
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To: CheyennePress

no


17 posted on 11/17/2006 4:41:20 PM PST by nitzy (It is never right to do the wrong thing for political expedience.)
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To: SuperGater

I hope Mitch McConnell is still as good as he used to be. Lott better do a good job. I wouldn't cross Mitch.


18 posted on 11/17/2006 4:42:34 PM PST by KyHammer (Get over it)
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To: lesser_satan
I no longer care.And Boner's little buddy Blunt as Whip? I was trying to stay positive, hoping the Repubs would learn something and come back stronger than ever but they've learned NOTHING. F#$k them and the horse they rode in on.




I was a little disgusted over the news as well.
19 posted on 11/17/2006 4:51:52 PM PST by rob777 (Personal Responsibility is the Price of Freedom)
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To: indyreb

SAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 11/17/2006 5:04:13 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: Names Ash Housewares
I would say the electorate was DUPED into voting for dems by a massively left leaning MSM.

If I had the energy I would go through the races one by one to see if something I read is true. It sounds plausible.

I read that something like 31 races were lost such that a change of 1% plus one vote (or less) would have reversed the result and the good guys would have won.

I had a few conservative voters tell me (even in my parochial little world) that they would not vote for a Rino we had up for election to the US House. These people didn't vote for Democrats. They simply didn't vote in some of the races or they stayed home.

I don't think the Democrats picked up the votes to win the election. They won by forfeit.

I believe Boehner and his ilk caused the forfeit. I wonder if he understands that.

21 posted on 11/17/2006 5:23:40 PM PST by stevem
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To: Heman11

Well, they have learned that Frist was a weak leader.


22 posted on 11/17/2006 5:25:20 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: SuperGater
sadly, these two creep were delay's hand pick K street cronies after he step down. these idiots were warned in early 2006 by RNC pollsters that the illegal bill was split the repub base and to do something. these k streeters did not want to piss off the big agribusiness, developers, etc.. and decided to string the bill along and sign a fence bill with no ceremony or funding. these two idiots talked foley into staying after he said he wanted to retire . do anyone need to know anymore why these idiots are a disaster for the rnc ? these two were k street's and delay choices again.
23 posted on 11/17/2006 5:33:53 PM PST by BurtSB (the price of freedom is eternal vigilance)
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To: stevem
the rnc pollster was on laura ingram this week and said that 8 -10 percent of the Blue collar repub base did not vote because of the way the repub majority handled the amnesty bill. he said that when he interviewed registered repubs they would explode about bush, the senate,and the way it was just left hanging and not killed . he said he had never seen anything like it.
24 posted on 11/17/2006 5:37:56 PM PST by BurtSB (the price of freedom is eternal vigilance)
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To: indyreb

It the the same Boner who used to sing and wants us to give billions in aid to eradicate AIDS in Africa?


25 posted on 11/17/2006 5:44:32 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: indyreb

The defeat a couple of weeks ago was not an unlucky accident. Leadership like Boehner's deserve some of the blame. This decision indicates the party has a LONG way to go to regain the majority boys like Hastert and Boehner let slip away


26 posted on 11/17/2006 5:53:16 PM PST by Biblebelter
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To: stevem

"I read that something like 31 races were lost such that a change of 1% plus one vote (or less) would have reversed the result and the good guys would have won."

Actually I think that is most often the case.

Joe and Jane Swingvote determine all.

We MUST find new ways to reach them.
And maybe some old ways too.


27 posted on 11/17/2006 5:54:25 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: indyreb

Republicans, here's a simple suggestion: "If what you are doing isn't working, try something else."



28 posted on 11/17/2006 6:08:18 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: BurtSB
the rnc pollster was on laura ingram this week and said that 8 -10 percent of the Blue collar repub base did not vote because of the way the repub majority handled the amnesty bill.

It is almost like they wanted to lose. Or else they were so arrogant that they thought they could fool most of the people with the nonsense about the 700 mile fence. They weren't even smart enough to tell their agribusiness buddies to wait until the elections were safely over.

29 posted on 11/17/2006 6:16:10 PM PST by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: CheyennePress

John Shadegg would be much better as Minority leader.


30 posted on 11/18/2006 1:44:24 PM PST by Mogollon
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To: indyreb

Not with Boehner as Minority Leader, we won't. At least we don't have to deal with Tom "Local Issues" Reynolds running the NRCC anymore.


31 posted on 02/20/2007 7:39:24 PM PST by The Pack Knight (If the election was held today, I'd be very surprised.)
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To: Mogollon
John Shadegg would be much better as Minority leader.

Mike Pence would have been my pick. Too bad only 27 Representatives agreed.
32 posted on 02/20/2007 7:42:05 PM PST by The Pack Knight (If the election was held today, I'd be very surprised.)
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To: CheyennePress

Bohner is the same leadership which resulted in loosing the House and the Senate. I will never understand why the republicans chose leadership which has proven it failed.


33 posted on 02/20/2007 7:44:43 PM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: Texas Songwriter

I have a friend who worked in DC for the RNC in the 80's and early 90's. She is conservative and couldn't stand Boehner. She has zero respect for the man.


34 posted on 02/20/2007 7:56:31 PM PST by lonestar (Me, too--Weinie)
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To: lonestar

Bohner may be a good fellow, but he had a chance. He led Republicans away from Republican tenents of conservatism, social conservatism, fiscal conservatism. He had a chance and he was weighed in the balance and came up lacking.


35 posted on 02/20/2007 7:59:23 PM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: Texas Songwriter
I will never understand why the republicans chose leadership which has proven it failed.

Kind of like the Chargers hiring Norv Turner. The Chargers have the best players, the GOP has the best ideas. Neither will win under current management.
36 posted on 02/20/2007 10:33:53 PM PST by The Pack Knight (If the election was held today, I'd be very surprised.)
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