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Newt Gingrich nominated for Speaker of the House
The Right Scoop ^ | 11/14/2012 | The Right Scoop

Posted on 11/14/2012 5:23:18 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather

Gotta love Louis Gohmert. He stuck his neck out and nominated former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to replace Boehner as Speaker of the House today. Sadly, not a single Republican seconded the motion and it died. And so did our hopes of ousting Boehner:

THE HILL – Former Speaker and failed presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was nominated for the position of Speaker on Wednesday by conservative Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas). There was no second.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was nominated for another term by sometime-rival Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). Boehner in turn nominated Cantor.

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KEYWORDS: 113th; gingrich; gingrichspeaker; gohmert; newtgingrich; nomination; speaker; speakergingrich
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Louis Gohmert rocks!
1 posted on 11/14/2012 5:23:20 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Love it!


2 posted on 11/14/2012 5:25:06 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Typical GOP, rewarding their leaders that failed.

Gee, sounds like Democrats.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 5:25:52 PM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

No one stepped up to replace that hapless wonder. And we wonder why we’re in the shape that we’re in.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 5:26:08 PM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: sheikdetailfeather

5 posted on 11/14/2012 5:27:54 PM PST by drewh
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Yuck. The man who melted for Clinton (his own words). Seems like the House is sprinting leftward since the election. Gingrich and Pelosi would do terrible things to this country. They’d pass a Cap and Trade bill that would destroy all business.


6 posted on 11/14/2012 5:28:22 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Fantastic....

But sadden that Boehner is nominated by Cantor for Speaker and then turns around to nominate Cantor for Leader...

God I hate Washington.... nothing ever changes. Why doesn’t everyone just go home. - it won’t matter anyway.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 5:29:29 PM PST by mike_9958
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To: sheikdetailfeather

He should have nominated Allen West. I bet he would have gotten a second.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 5:29:49 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: LibFreeUSA

Now here is an issue worthy of hundreds of thousands of petitions to the House of Representatives.

And I’m not a fan of Gingrich but I have no doubt he could get things done.


9 posted on 11/14/2012 5:30:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway

If they did it, it would be something different.... go for it.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 5:31:00 PM PST by mike_9958
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Boehner in turn nominated Cantor

The ole reach-around. In GOPe parlances, they are both "bottoms".

11 posted on 11/14/2012 5:32:05 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Sadly, not a single Republican seconded the motion and it died.

They already sold their soul to the devil. And they are/have been hell bent to not have a conservative with NO care who would be the BEST as Speaker. They are truly unteachable - they learned nothing from the election and will remain the stupid party.

12 posted on 11/14/2012 5:33:09 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Don’t feel too bad. There are plenty of people right here on FR that will claim Cantor is playing 3D chess and he really is conservative. Then bitch for the next 4 years and pull the lever for whatever the GOP runs.

Because, of course, they ‘have no other choice.’

The enemy is us.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 5:36:26 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Boner being kept as speaker is the final nail in the coffin.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 5:37:21 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Cantor sat on the Petraeus scandal until after the election. He is unfit for any position, including dogcatcher.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 5:37:36 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Remember the Heroic SEALs of Benghazi and DEMAND a Full Accounting!!!!)
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To: cripplecreek

I heard Mark Levin say on his radio show tonight”Something nice happened today.” He gave this news and said he will be watching to see if Boehner retaliates against Gohmert.


16 posted on 11/14/2012 5:37:46 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

It would have been nice if Gohmert would have already had votes lined up for Newt.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 5:38:13 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: mike_9958

If they really had the guts then nominate Romney. He would then be second in the United States presidential line of succession. After all he did get million of votes from the public.


18 posted on 11/14/2012 5:38:22 PM PST by Orange1998 (Please DO NOT PRESS CTRL W)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Woo hoo!! Go, Louis!! Go, Mr. Speaker!!


19 posted on 11/14/2012 5:38:36 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Rep. Louie Gohmert Rocks, indeed!

The rest of the sniveling Reps didn't have the guts to back him up.

Rep Gohmert deserves ALL of our support.

Call him and thank him.

Where was Bachmann on this??

20 posted on 11/14/2012 5:41:01 PM PST by Jane Long ("Miss me yet?" - Mitt)
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To: Jim Robinson

What if we petition for this??


21 posted on 11/14/2012 5:41:13 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: roses of sharon

Huh? Gingrich succeeded enormously. Clinton, of course, after opposing him to the death, took the credit for what Gingrich did. But the GOP establishment was embarrassed by Gingrich, and when the Dems and the press started trumping up wierd charges because they were infuriated with his success, the usual go along to get along GOP establishment came out and got rid of Newt.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 5:41:13 PM PST by livius
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To: Terry Mross

New leadership is needed without a doubt.


23 posted on 11/14/2012 5:42:03 PM PST by Orange1998 (Please DO NOT PRESS CTRL W)
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To: nickcarraway

Clinton melted for him and Newt guided him to go center. Learn the truth! I see how easily you can be deceived just like the left.


24 posted on 11/14/2012 5:42:37 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Orange1998
If they really had the guts then nominate Romney.

LIKE that idea, too.

Too bad it's water under the RINO bridge.

25 posted on 11/14/2012 5:42:41 PM PST by Jane Long ("Miss me yet?" - Mitt)
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To: Jane Long

I don’t know where Bachmann was on this. I just heard about it on Mark Levin and he thought it was great.


26 posted on 11/14/2012 5:46:17 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Only ONE Congressman with any balls?

Not even TWO?


27 posted on 11/14/2012 5:46:35 PM PST by Mr. K (We need a TEA PARTY MARCH ON GOP HEADQUARTERS!)
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To: Jane Long
Where was Bachmann on this??

And where were all the Tea Party Congresspeople elected in 2010?

28 posted on 11/14/2012 5:49:46 PM PST by JohnG45
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To: Mr. K

Not exactly “Mr. Smith goes to Washington” is it. Sad. Where are all of the “Tea Party” candidates from two years ago. It probably only takes a few days to corrupt all of them. (”But if I voted against Boner then I wouldn’t get a chair so how could I effect any changes unless ...”)


29 posted on 11/14/2012 5:51:53 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

“Cantor sat on the Petraeus scandal until after the election. He is unfit for any position, including dogcatcher.”
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My weasel detector goes off every time I see or hear Cantor.

IMO, Pelosi is staying as the minority leader because O plans on giving her all the votes (fraud votes) she needs to regain her throne 2016. During the election she was planning on stepping down. Hmm? If the Right does not get this voter fraud cleaned up and fixed....we will lose the House next election.


30 posted on 11/14/2012 5:52:58 PM PST by Ms Mable
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To: JohnG45

You ever watch Cspan. Lots of times these things happen with only a handful of people in the house.


31 posted on 11/14/2012 5:53:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Yes, there are some here who insist on being unteachable and you can’t fix stupid. Thirty-four years around the same old mountain because of stubborness and here we go, again, for another round.


32 posted on 11/14/2012 5:54:35 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: 21twelve

It is my firm belief that when they attend ‘freshman orientation’ they are shown a folder with their life history. They are told that every detail of their and their family’s less than savory details, sexual and otherwise, will be leaked and they, family and all, will be destroyed.

When one starts going off the rez, they are spoken to by shadowy figures in more forceful terms. With potentially more dire outcomes.

They are also likely shown all the dirt on their compatriots, repub and Dem, so that everyone has a reason to not put too much heat on anyone else.

Anyone think that’s very far from the truth?


33 posted on 11/14/2012 5:58:13 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Ms Mable

If they don’t do something about vote fraud, the Country is gone - but not without some fireworks!


34 posted on 11/14/2012 5:59:35 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Remember the Heroic SEALs of Benghazi and DEMAND a Full Accounting!!!!)
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To: cripplecreek
Lots of times these things happen with only a handful of people in the house.

Huh? You mean to tell me Gohmert would nominate Gingrich to an almost empty room? That does not make any sense being that he needed a second.

35 posted on 11/14/2012 6:00:38 PM PST by JohnG45
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To: JohnG45

It happens all the time.


36 posted on 11/14/2012 6:01:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

:-)


37 posted on 11/14/2012 6:04:59 PM PST by Ms Mable
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To: JohnG45
And where were all the Tea Party Congresspeople elected in 2010?

Well, they heard from me this week. So much for that :(

38 posted on 11/14/2012 6:05:53 PM PST by Jane Long ("Miss me yet?" - Mitt)
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To: smoothsailing
"He should have nominated Allen West. I bet he would have gotten a second."

AMEN! I applaud Gohmert for his spunk and conservative backbone. But, I don't go with the "bed of kelp" politics of Newt that talks conservative, but goes with the tide. No matter how I might try, I could never shake the commercial for global warming with Nancy Pelosi.

Your suggestion is BRILLIANT. Especially with the vote fraud and recount controversy involving West in Florida. Win or lose, he would be a great speaker and grteat representative for America.

39 posted on 11/14/2012 6:07:49 PM PST by Baynative
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To: roses of sharon

You don’t have a clue what you are talking about. Newt Gingrich was at the core of many reforms during the Clinton years. Newt is a remarkable politician with talents beyond what most will never understand. He has done more for the conservatives than anyone, and should be the president -elect.


40 posted on 11/14/2012 6:16:52 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Baynative

Beyond Col. West being a great Speaker of the House, imagine what it do to the Democrats. It would drive them completely out of their minds! LOL!


41 posted on 11/14/2012 6:17:44 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Toespi

Tell you what, the only one right now that is even close to newt is Trey Gowdy. I love his fight and ability to articulate, just like Newt.


42 posted on 11/14/2012 6:20:36 PM PST by Toespi
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To: smoothsailing

I’d not be as excited about driving them out of their minds as I would knowing the cold chill that would course through their veins knowing they could be held accountable for the first time in decades ... male or female, black, latino or white.


43 posted on 11/14/2012 6:33:18 PM PST by Baynative
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To: Orange1998

“If they really had the guts then nominate Romney”

Yeah I thought of that too, but as cool as that would be Romney is pretty much white bread too - he’s better tactically.

Newt is show and has quick mind.... if not him a younger version be dynamite.


44 posted on 11/14/2012 6:42:09 PM PST by mike_9958
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To: Baynative; Joe Boucher; Uncle Chip

How right you are.

BTW, ......

Hudson declared winner in Fort Pierce mayor’s race

http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2012/nov/14/no-headline-—tc_sl_recount/


45 posted on 11/14/2012 6:46:16 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This be trouble.


46 posted on 11/14/2012 6:49:22 PM PST by upchuck (We are not finished yet. But when nobama chooses some more SCOTUS judges, we will be. For ever.)
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To: Toespi; livius

I was talking about BOEHNER...who was reelected by the House GOP today, for some inexplicable reason.

I love Newt, met with Newt years ago when he was a nobody, talked with Newt.


47 posted on 11/14/2012 6:56:04 PM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: smoothsailing

Is Hudson a Republcan or Democrat?


48 posted on 11/14/2012 7:02:54 PM PST by wintertime
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To: wintertime

It’s a non-partisan race, but I’d put her to the right of the guy she beat.


49 posted on 11/14/2012 7:13:45 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: roses of sharon

Ooops! OK, sorry!


50 posted on 11/14/2012 7:14:39 PM PST by livius
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