The future leadership of the House GOP conference may be decided by a procedural motion on the morning of January 3rd. When the new 113th Congress convenes that day, the first order of business will be to elect a Speaker of the House. As my colleague Matthew Boyle reported, however, some GOP members are planning to preempt this vote with a motion to conduct the election of Speaker by secret ballot. If that were to happen, John Boehner may face a real fight to retain the Speaker´s gavel. But if a member introduces that resolution for a secret ballot,
I just want a speaker who doesn´t negotiate with himself in front of every microphone available in the capitol building. That drives me up a wall when Boehner starts discussing all his various options with reporters.
Let me say this again, John: Reporters are not your friends!
Exactly #10. The Speaker does not need to be a member of the house. I suggested Newt yesterday. I also believe that the Majority Leader and Majority Whip does not have be a member of the house. My suggestions for these positions would be Allen West and Herman Cain. We need people that will fight back.
Oh, come on! With the last election, didn´t this country signal it wanted more incompetent leadership? And, with the universal support for jfkerry, can´t we now acknowledge that we have a congress full of gutless, immoral scum? Boehner will remain because the dems/pubbies (can you tell the difference?)have decided they like the way things are going.
Paul Ryan or someone who could articulate the debt issues and the insanity of the spending is what we need. Boehner, like the RNC, is only in this for the power grab, committee chairs, and perks that come with the office. A Tea Party revolt in Congress is what we need from Day 1 (actually two weeks before) Obama´s 2nd term begins. Let´s shut this operation down and wield an iron fist in the House. Ryan should also take on and expose Harry Reid. Let´s expose him as the real crook and union crony he is!
We need someone that can make the Low Information Voter (Obama´s crowd) understand what is going on.....explain it in terms that a 1st grader can understand. This person also needs to be able to stand up to Obama, Pelosi, Reid, etc. He or she should be able to blast these people for what they are and not feel any guilt when doing it. I recommend Newt.
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ann, 12/23/2012 8:43:12 AM (No. 9080389)
Several of you are gung-ho on Newt being Speaker of the House..... Do we never learn?....Newt is a big voice, articulate speaker, but is easily swayed to the other side, his foundation is shifty.-----Besides he just responded very recently on the homosexual marriage bill....he´s all for it.-----Why should we want MORE wishy, washy morally swishy people in control?---Newt will compromise, compromise, compromise!
As a side note, they are also required to determine if the President-elect is qualified to hold that office, under Amendment 20, para. 3.
His father was a British citizen, and all his children are by law British citizens, regardless of where they were born. Obama carries dual citizenship.
Under the qualifications for President (Article II, Section 1) all any one carrying British citizenship could hold the office of President, if they were born before 1788, when the Constitution went into force.
A simple majority can prevent him from becoming President.
I like Boehner as a person, but the stupid narcissist, shallow want to be dictator in the WH keeps beating him. The MSM must be beat as well as Obama and put back in their cage. To do this we need a Strategist and to tell the truth I don´t have a clue who that could be. Pray for our Nation.
This writer comes across like a breathless terrier anticipating a t-bone steak that ain´t gonna be thrown his way.
They´ll never elect a non-incumbent to the Speakership,regardless of what the Constitution has to say about eligibility. It´s just not in the nature of the institution. And wasn´t Gingrich the guy who, by his own admission, went all squishy inside when in the presence of Bill Clinton?
Don´t kid yourselves - a strident, ideology totin´ Speaker would give the MSM a field day and make a terrific foil for Obama. He would not, as some folks here might hope, be the magic change agent who´d awaken America from her stupor. Be glad there are not enough potential votes in the House to elect such an individual.
Nobody is coming for your guns, they said. Nobody is taking away your rights, they said. This is all about public safety, they said. Nearly a year ago, the New York legislature passed the toughest gun control law in the country known as the S.A.F.E. Act. It was rushed through in the middle of the night and as soon as it landed on Governor Cuomo´s desk, he signed it without asking questions. Now, local and state government are taking the opportunity to crack down on regulations already on the books which means for many, turn in your guns or leave.
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Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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