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DeMint takes parting shot at Boehner
The Hill ^ | Thursday December 6, 2012

Posted on 12/06/2012 5:44:17 PM PST by Bigtigermike

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To: Bigtigermike
I know this may sound crazy, but I am convinced that Boehner has gone the way of General Petraeus.

The democrats most likely have something dirty on him, and they are blackmailing him into going along with Obama's crap.

I cannot honestly think of why else he would conduct such outrageous behavior lately.

51 posted on 12/06/2012 10:33:49 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: cableguymn

I have a feeling I missed your /sarc tag in #14. You are now like the deer I hit the other night, I thought you were going one way, but now you’ve gone the other way, and thus the unfortunate collision. My apologies if I misunderstood you.

Peace,

SR


52 posted on 12/07/2012 1:16:01 AM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: haircutter

It only takes 16 votes to deny him the speakership. Are there 16 congressmen who will put their country before their careers?


53 posted on 12/07/2012 3:20:26 AM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: old republic

The Majority leader could serve the same function as the Speaker, except as presider. I like the House of Commons idea. Let the Speaker be neutral. however. In the steering committee, the Majority leader might have two votes, but not five. Let the conference have a real decision.


54 posted on 12/07/2012 3:26:53 AM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Prole

Look at his tan. I don’t think that Boehner wants to risk anything. The Party is in the hands of the Liberal Republicans, and they long ago co-opted Boehner.


55 posted on 12/07/2012 3:29:27 AM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: cableguymn

Wait.. If Palin was a quitter for stepping down before the end of her term what does that make DeMint?

A quitter. Hope he likes he new job. I’ll never vote for him.


It’s a good comparison but it was NOT DeMint’s fault that Palin was called a quitter.

She was in an untenable situation in Alaska and made her move in part to facilitate her role as a Tea Party leader and national voice for conservatism—and possible presidential candidate.

DeMint is making a similar move for similar reasons though the situation is quite different. Neither DeMint nor Palin deserve abuse here at FR of all places.

Why are we always making the Left (and RINO’s) flawed arguments for them?


56 posted on 12/07/2012 4:55:51 AM PST by PaleoBob
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To: Prole

I know this may sound crazy, but I am convinced that Boehner has gone the way of General Petraeus.

The democrats most likely have something dirty on him, and they are blackmailing him into going along with Obama’s crap.

I cannot honestly think of why else he would conduct such outrageous behavior lately.


I can. I definitely can. Pure ego.

As long as Bonehead Boehner is bumbling stumbling and fumbling his way down the field the camera is squarely on him. ON HIM.

The fact that he looks like an idiot does not register because he is too busy hogging the limelight to watch what is going on IN IT.


57 posted on 12/07/2012 5:00:27 AM PST by PaleoBob
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To: RobbyS

It only takes 16 votes to deny him the speakership. Are there 16 congressmen who will put their country before their careers?


They won’t do it because the Lamers in the Lamestream Media would convince them that it is serving Obama’s cause of busting up the Republican party if they did.


58 posted on 12/07/2012 5:03:16 AM PST by PaleoBob
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To: PaleoBob

-——I cannot honestly think of why else he would conduct such outrageous behavior lately.——

He is an Ohio Yankee. Ohio is a Democrat union owned state. The rust belt labor union Yankee thought permeates his being

He is who he is


59 posted on 12/07/2012 5:04:30 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty
Palin did the right thing too. She has been very effective since she left the Governorship.

The only thing she's been effective at was a TV show for herself and reality shows for her kids. She is a big a leach as the rest of them! All these people care about is enriching themselves.

We need someone strong who will put personal riches aside and stand up for the people. We need a strong leader who shows no fear. She should be all over Boner, make him cry like the baby he is and run home to his mommy!

60 posted on 12/07/2012 5:30:34 AM PST by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: PMAS
Pelosi can only be speaker if the democRats had control of Congress

Not true. The Speaker is chosen by an absolute majority of votes cast. If enough Republicans protest Boehner and do it the wrong way, by abstaining, Pelosi could receive that majority.

The tantrums about "We need to be rid of Boehner even if it's Pelosi" need to be seriously re-examined. We do need to be rid of Boehner, but replaced with a conservative.

61 posted on 12/07/2012 6:20:21 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: bert

——I cannot honestly think of why else he would conduct such outrageous behavior lately.——

Prole made the above comment. You sent your reply to me. I do agree with it.


62 posted on 12/07/2012 7:17:58 AM PST by PaleoBob
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To: txhurl; Bigtigermike; KoRn; Paladin2
>> It’s my understanding that the Speaker doesn’t HAVE to be a sitting Congressman.
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> Yet the Speaker is 3rd in line. Things that make you go - HHhmmm..
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It sounds weird until you consider the amendment that made Senators elected by the people, instead of the states.
With the Vice President as Senate ‘leader’, the states then had control of who succeeded the President, and after that the people, with the house.

Oh, good catch! I never realized that.
The 17th Amendment is probably in the top three unrepealed bad amendments for screwing the country up, the other two are the 14th and 16th; respectively they did the following: destroyed representation of the States in the federal government, destroyed state-sovereignty by opening the gateway to the judicial tyranny that is 'incorporation' & opened anchor-baby issues & forbids the legitimacy of the government's debt from being questioned, and allowed the progressive income tax (arguably re-instituting slavery, but instead of private slave-holders everyone's master is the federal government).

63 posted on 12/07/2012 7:49:33 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Paladin2

“..even if it takes re-electing Pelosi in Jan....”

That’s quite possibly the most ridiculous thing ever posted - TWICE, yet - that I’ve read.

What is your reasoning?


64 posted on 12/07/2012 10:02:52 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: upchuck

‘Awesomesauce.’ Have you ever been to The Chicks on the Right website? They put that word in my vocabulary ;)


65 posted on 12/07/2012 10:12:12 AM PST by Hoosier Catholic Momma (How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
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To: plain talk

Is it true that the Speaker need not actually be a member of the House? If so, then... how about Allen West? Bet that would turn Boehner a whole new shade of orange.


66 posted on 12/07/2012 10:43:22 AM PST by milemark
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

Maybe DeMint will endorse Romney again. He said he would not question Romney’s conservative credentials.


67 posted on 12/07/2012 10:56:01 AM PST by McGruff (No New RINOs!)
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To: NFHale

Boner needs a real threat to drive his actions in a more Conservative direction.


68 posted on 12/07/2012 11:18:17 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: milemark

West would be incredible! Some freeper said it did not have to be a house member. I have no idea myself. The key is to herd the cats and get all house pubs to fall behind whoever it is. Ryan was my lst hope just because of name recognitio and he is a central figure to rally around. Now that he is supporting boehner I see no way to pull it off now.


69 posted on 12/07/2012 11:52:22 AM PST by plain talk
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To: Paladin2

Ok...understood. Better said.

But at this point, he doesn’t see Pelosi as a threat. He’s sees OUR OWN PEOPLE as the threat, proven by his actions.

And besides, GOP still controls the House so Pelosi wouldn’t have a prayer of getting it.

No offense, brother.


70 posted on 12/07/2012 11:54:20 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Paladin2; lodi90; SCalGal; Mount Athos

And so it begins...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2966077/posts
Conservative group launches campaign to ‘depose’ Boehner from speakership


71 posted on 12/07/2012 11:57:32 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: RobbyS
The Majority leader could serve the same function as the Speaker, except as presider. I like the House of Commons idea. Let the Speaker be neutral. however. In the steering committee, the Majority leader might have two votes, but not five. Let the conference have a real decision.

Yeah, the idea that the Speaker of the House should be neutral makes a lot of sense. In fact, I suspect that many of the Framers envisioned a neutral Speaker of the House as well. However, after Henry Clay got the ball rolling to expand the Speaker's powers in the House at the beginning of the 19th century, a precedent was set for an increasingly powerful Speaker of the House. Of course, since the powers of the Speaker are not defined in the US Constitution, the current powers of the Speaker of the House could be drastically curtailed by a simple majority vote in the House at any time. A simple change of the House Rules would be enough to do this.

72 posted on 12/07/2012 12:15:11 PM PST by old republic
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To: Hoosier Catholic Momma

Interesting site. Thanks!


73 posted on 12/07/2012 4:17:29 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: old republic

In the 1890, Thomas Reed acquire such power that he was dubbed “Czar Reed,” Finally, under Joe Cannon, the House rebelled and the Speaker’s powers were reduced. Sam Rayburn, who served as speaker for about 20 years, managed the House largely by persuasion rather than by formal powers. “Mr. Sam” was a New Dealer but more populist in than liberal.


74 posted on 12/08/2012 3:01:38 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Boehner’s best protection is that right now there is no clear alternative.


75 posted on 12/08/2012 3:03:40 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Boehner’s best protection is that right now there is no clear alternative.


76 posted on 12/08/2012 3:03:54 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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