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Texas rep. nominates
Gingrich for Speaker

The Hill [Washington DC], by Erik Wasson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/14/2012 6:31:56 PM

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. The Republican conference formally then elected Boehner as its leader and Cantor as deputy by acclamation.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/14/2012 6:35:52 PM     (No. 9014795)

Conservatives have to fight the democrats, and the elite Republicans.
Third party anyone?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Justavoter, 11/14/2012 6:47:57 PM     (No. 9014815)

I am for third party. The pubbies will be in wasteland from this day forward

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/14/2012 6:49:58 PM     (No. 9014817)

Wait. Can we vote on this ?

Four more of Zippy and the tearjerk. Ugh.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: escaped commieny, 11/14/2012 6:53:53 PM     (No. 9014824)

If Cantor had gone to the House members instead of the FBI, (which he knew was sitting on this scandal) we would not have had this result of re-election SPIT

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 11/14/2012 7:22:59 PM     (No. 9014864)

Boo. Hiss. SPIT. I don´t think I can take any more. Where is the secession thingie to sign.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/14/2012 7:26:25 PM     (No. 9014873)

I no longer support Boehner or Cantor. We knew the typical games would be played and both would keep their cushy jobs. #1, #2, I am in. So many longtime TX Pubbies I know say the same and can´t even believe we have come to this.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 11/14/2012 7:47:41 PM     (No. 9014905)

There are many of us in the PNW that are in.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Gloating, 11/14/2012 8:21:20 PM     (No. 9014982)

Of crap

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/14/2012 8:43:45 PM     (No. 9015012)

God Bless Louis Gohmert. He is a strong conservative, always under attack by RINOs. Think what you will of Gingrich, Rep Gohmert showed character and courage going up against the perficious Boehner.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: surgedr, 11/14/2012 9:10:28 PM     (No. 9015045)

Well this is their chance folks, to do the right thing and to vote as conservatives and we will be watching and taking note. If they fail us they don´t deserve another chance and conservatives will either take over this GOP or it will go the way of the Whigs and we will form a new party. Let´s Roll with Boehner and keep our fingers crossed!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: wendybird, 11/14/2012 9:41:52 PM     (No. 9015090)

Not likely to roll with Boehner, other than downhill. At least we know that Gingrich has some, er, gravitas.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Immanuel Goldstein, 11/14/2012 9:51:11 PM     (No. 9015101)

I nominate Sarah Palin. Think about it. She is a tough negotiator and will rally the party around her. Plus she is the one person that Obama can´t deal with. If he has to deal with her day after day, she will make his life a living hell. She is fearless and will not be seduced by golf games and happy talk. Instead she might challenge Obama to a little one on one basketball, which will totally reduce him to the metrosexual nancy boy that he is. What do the Republicans have to lose? They have no where else to go at this point.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Texastealady, 11/14/2012 10:18:31 PM     (No. 9015119)

#12 ~ Pssst ~ Sarah Palin is not a member of the House of Representatives. You have to be a member of the House to be nominated for Speaker - 3rd in line after the Vice President.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: loosbolt, 11/14/2012 10:18:49 PM     (No. 9015120)

hmmm, Speaker Arpaio...

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Reply 15 - Posted by: suziannr, 11/14/2012 10:58:14 PM     (No. 9015161)

oh yeah Gingrich isnt a member of the House either. Do you have to be a member to be Speaker?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: redink, 11/14/2012 11:50:38 PM     (No. 9015208)

Gingrich would definitely throw a wrench into the works. I´d love it just to see Obama stamp his feet and squirm every time Newt calls him out...which Newt mostly certainly would.

Newt wasn´t well liked by the establishment GOP because he made them do uncomfortable things...like stand up to Democrats and take the media hits. I´d like to hear more of this idea. I´d support anyone in congress who had the sense to put a real conservative in Obama´s way. Besides the entertainment of watching liberal heads explode, the next four years might not be as hopeless as they look.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: escaped commieny, 11/15/2012 4:57:42 AM     (No. 9015346)

FTA:The Republican conference formally then elected Boehner as its leader and Cantor as deputy by acclamation.

As GOP leader, Boehner will formally get a second term as Speaker in January.

Under GOP rules, the Speaker does not have to be a sitting member of Congress. The Constitution is silent on the question.

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