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Congressmen Confirm That Boehner Will Either Resign Speakership Or Be Forced Out
Cybercast News Service.com ^ | 1/2/13 | Ron Meyer

Posted on 01/02/2013 5:08:45 PM PST by drewh

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1 posted on 01/02/2013 5:08:53 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

A squeakerless House!


2 posted on 01/02/2013 5:10:09 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: drewh

Heard the same earlier today on Hannity.

I’m not holding my breath though.


3 posted on 01/02/2013 5:11:35 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: drewh

Get rid of this freakin idiot socialist moron Boner.

tweet Republicans , tell them get rid of this creature or else we get rid of them

http://www.gop.gov/republicans/twitter


4 posted on 01/02/2013 5:11:48 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
The Speaker doesnt have to be a current member necessarily.... (according to the constitution)


5 posted on 01/02/2013 5:11:56 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Clint Eastwood for speaker.


6 posted on 01/02/2013 5:12:41 PM PST by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

eggzellent.


7 posted on 01/02/2013 5:13:17 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: drewh

Most of the Democrats will vote for him.
He will get a majority....


8 posted on 01/02/2013 5:13:36 PM PST by sarasmom
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To: drewh

You got that right. Newt is a great strategist and can communicate phenomenally well. Boehner can do neither.


9 posted on 01/02/2013 5:14:22 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: drewh
FIRST THINGS FIRST...

NEWT, THE BLEACHED BLOND SPOUSE HAS TO GO....

10 posted on 01/02/2013 5:15:10 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: drewh

TREY GOWDY.......For speaker

QUOTE
Congressman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina (R) — about the fiscal cliff bill (quote found in NYT) -

“I have read the bill and can’t find the spending cuts — even with an electron magnifying glass.... it’s part medicinal, part placebo, and part treating the symptoms but not the underlying pathology.”


11 posted on 01/02/2013 5:15:13 PM PST by Toespi
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To: drewh

Good, give him a hanky and show him the door.


12 posted on 01/02/2013 5:16:20 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Texas Rep. Nominates Gingrich for Speaker
11/14/12 03:08 PM ET
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/267981-texas-republican-nominates-newt-gingrich-for-speaker


13 posted on 01/02/2013 5:16:20 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

We’re already speakerless. The only question is whether or not the GOP can install a speaker.

They’ve recently been referring to Pelosi as a leader. Perhaps the GOP will vote for her.


14 posted on 01/02/2013 5:16:31 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: drewh

It won’t matter if the GOP-e just nominates another reliable RINO. It might be why Alan West was gerrymandered out of his district.


15 posted on 01/02/2013 5:16:39 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: drewh
It's a trap!!
But really hope it's true.
16 posted on 01/02/2013 5:17:31 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: drewh

Only guy I know qualified to balance the budget. Did it 4 years in a row with Clinton.


17 posted on 01/02/2013 5:17:31 PM PST by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: drewh

Far from a done deal, is what’s coming from many corners. This Ron Meyer guy is one of those WANTING Boehner out - with good reason. But so far he’s the ONLY one who says he’s “confirmed” anything. Hope he’s right. But also hope he’s not just hyping his wishful thinking so as to believe something is going to happen when it’s not.


18 posted on 01/02/2013 5:17:38 PM PST by antonico
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To: drewh

I’ll not believe it until I see it happen. In addition, I doubt the efficacy of getting rid of the cry-baby. Who CAN be elected in his place, and not get the same treatment shortly thereafter? The job is a thankless task that few want...


19 posted on 01/02/2013 5:18:35 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: drewh

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


20 posted on 01/02/2013 5:19:04 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: ptsal

She is a very bright, articulate woman. Could care less about her hair and frankly could care even less about Newts two previous marriages. If these are the reasons he wasn’t our nominee then we deserve Obama.


21 posted on 01/02/2013 5:19:06 PM PST by Toespi
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To: drewh
I have confirmed with a group of Congressmen that House Speaker John Boehner will not be reelected Speaker tomorrow.


22 posted on 01/02/2013 5:19:10 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: tractorman

“Clint Eastwood for speaker.”

Or G. Gordon Liddy (as long as we’re dreaming).


23 posted on 01/02/2013 5:19:24 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

Heck, go for broke. Get Mark Levin on the line...


24 posted on 01/02/2013 5:20:52 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: driftdiver

I find it hard to believe that the House cannot get an absolute 2/3 majority for Newt. Does this mean we get a Bob Dole RINO type as speaker instead?


25 posted on 01/02/2013 5:21:44 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

YES!


26 posted on 01/02/2013 5:21:44 PM PST by matthew fuller (Newt, Palin, West, Ryan, Gohmert, Gowdy, Poe, Issa, or McCaul for next House Speaker.)
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To: drewh

Why get rid of one socialist to get an even worse one. Besides, Gingrich is too busy crusading for climate change and same-sex marriage.


27 posted on 01/02/2013 5:21:51 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Hoodat
So that is why John Roberts Caved on Obamacare, damn, that tu-tu does not match his complexion......
28 posted on 01/02/2013 5:22:52 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Toespi

Agree!!


29 posted on 01/02/2013 5:23:56 PM PST by frnewsjunkie
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To: Toespi

Congressman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina (R) will be a fine Speaker.


30 posted on 01/02/2013 5:24:09 PM PST by matthew fuller (Newt, Palin, West, Ryan, Gohmert, Gowdy, Poe, Issa, or McCaul for next House Speaker.)
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To: drewh

Dear God, Please save us from Eric Cantor, too. Amen.


31 posted on 01/02/2013 5:24:32 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Why put a Nancy Pelosi minion in charge, why not just put Pelosi in charge. Those of us who remember the 90s remember Gingrich did more than anyone else to destroy conservatism from within


32 posted on 01/02/2013 5:25:15 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

You are lost.


33 posted on 01/02/2013 5:25:37 PM PST by Toespi
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To: drewh

I don’t know who Ron Meyer is, but he is incorrect in stating that no one can get elected Speaker without 218 votes and thus that 16 Republicans voting “present” can keep Boehner from the Speakership. The rules of the House have stated since at least 1913 (the earliest Speaker election analyzed by the Congressional Research Service in its 2011 study) that the election of Speaker requires a majority not of members, but of votes cast *for a person*. Thus, vacancies, abstentions, *and people voting “Present”* will not be included in the denominator. http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL30857.pdf

And this isn’t some arcane theory by the CRS; it was exactly what occurred as recently as 1997. That was the year of the attempted “coup” against Newt Gingrich, which fell apart, but around 8-10 Republicans voted “Present” in the Speaker election (plus 2 Republicans voted for RINO Jim Leach, 2 others voted for Republicans who had retired from Congress, and I assume that Newt abstained, as is customary for Speaker candidates). Due to all of those “Present” votes and abstentions, only 213 votes were required to elect a Speaker, and Newt was elected with 216 votes.

The House of Representatives for the 113th Congress will convene with at most 434 members (Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s seat will be vacant). If 16 Republicans vote “Present,” at most 418 votes will be cast for a person for Speaker, meaning that Boehner would need only 210 votes to be elected Speaker. But if 34 Republicans vote “Present,” then Pelosi or some other Democrat could be elected Speaker with the 201 Democrat votes. So voting “Present” for Speaker won’t keep Boehner from being elected Speaker, unless so many Republicans do it that a Democrat gets elected Speaker.

The only way that 16 Republicans can prevent Boehner or a Democrat from becoming Speaker would be if they voted for actual persons, not vote “Present.” And that is a lot more difficult than finding 16 Republicans to vote “Present.”


34 posted on 01/02/2013 5:26:10 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: sarasmom

omg- you’re right!

Pelosi cannot win, and Boner has been GREAT for the democraps... so why not let some of the democrats vote for him!

Then he can ‘repay’ them by purging every remaining conservative from any house committees.


35 posted on 01/02/2013 5:26:14 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, dammed lies, statistics, and democrap talking points.)
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To: drewh

Newt? The guy who recently said we would have to compromise on immigration and gay marriage?


36 posted on 01/02/2013 5:26:14 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nickcarraway
I would pay good money to see someone in the House tomorrow nominate Herman Cain for speaker. (as long as we are dreaming here about what will drive the libs most nuts)


37 posted on 01/02/2013 5:26:19 PM PST by drewh
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To: TADSLOS

Heck, go for broke. Get Mark Levin on the line...

Talk about bringing down the house! That’s what I’m talking about.

The MARXISTS/SOCIALISTS would have heart attacks. Which at this point, would be fine with me.


38 posted on 01/02/2013 5:27:11 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: drewh

good choice , Cain ,West , Bachmann ,Palin


39 posted on 01/02/2013 5:28:03 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: drewh

“The Speaker doesnt have to be a current member necessarily.... (according to the constitution)”


That interpretation assumes that when the Framers placed the words “the House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker” in Article I of the U.S. Constitution they were not basing the speakership on the Speaker of the House of Commons of the British Parliament, which most definitely *did* need to be filled by a Member of the House of Commons. The reason that they didn’t write “the House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker *from among their members*” was because it was deemed to be self-evident, since the Speaker is the leader of the House and the leader must come from within the group—had the Framers intended to allow the House to elect a Speaker that was not a member of the body, such a clear departure from parliamentary precedent would have been specifically noted, and they likely would have selected a title other than Speaker. The one instance in the U.S. Constitution where the presiding officer would not be a member of the body he presided was when the Vice President is made, ex officio, the President of the Senate, but he was specifically designated as such in Article I, and the fact that the VP is not a member of the Senate was probably the reason why they didn’t baptize the presiding officer of the Senate as “the Speaker of the Senate.”

No one believes that the Chief Justice of the United States can be someone other than a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and, until a few years ago (when a couple of Republicans upset at Newt Gingrich voted for retired Republicans for Speaker) no one other than a sitting Representative had even received a vote for Speaker. I think the theory of the non-member of the House serving as Speaker is an interesting exercise in constitutional analysis, as is the theory that the Governor of New York could be in the line of succession to the presidency (a governor is, after all, an “officer”), but having a non-member serve as Speaker ultimately would be a distortion of the Framers’ original intent.


40 posted on 01/02/2013 5:28:06 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: PapaBear3625

Re. Alan West: The Speaker of the House does not have to be a current member of the House of Representatives.


41 posted on 01/02/2013 5:28:22 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: matthew fuller

Trey Gowdy would make a wicked good speaker. He is a velvet tongued, take no prisoners conservative. I love him!


42 posted on 01/02/2013 5:28:43 PM PST by Toespi
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43 posted on 01/02/2013 5:29:10 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should post gun free zone signs on their property and persons.)
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To: PapaBear3625
It might be why Alan West was gerrymandered out of his district

I'd posit the following:

AW was electorally screwed because he's a conservative black veteran with BALLS !

One of the commies' worst recurrent nightmares.

44 posted on 01/02/2013 5:29:25 PM PST by tomkat
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To: griswold3

Dittos!! No Eric Cantor! He is too sissified and rino in elephant clothes.


45 posted on 01/02/2013 5:29:24 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Democrat_media

I’ve already gotten rid of the GOPe. Now an Independent.


46 posted on 01/02/2013 5:30:04 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: drewh

I believe Congressman Louie Gohmert himself would make an excellant Speaker.


47 posted on 01/02/2013 5:30:44 PM PST by duffee (Newt Gingrich for Speaker)
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To: Toespi

The reason we shouldn’t nominate him is he’s a left wing shill who has been trying to destroy this country for almost 40 years. If there were any justice he’d be hanged for treason to this country Let me guess - you think Bill Clinton was the greatest president in U.S. history?


48 posted on 01/02/2013 5:31:27 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: tractorman
Nugent!

49 posted on 01/02/2013 5:31:41 PM PST by glock rocks (Pro Deo et Constitutione - Libertas aut Mors)
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To: reg45

Whoo Hoo!


50 posted on 01/02/2013 5:32:11 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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