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Boehner and Company Circle the Wagons
American Spectator, by Ben Smith

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Posted By:mikkins2, 5/29/2014 7:28:28 PM

Since the beginning of his speakership, John Boehner has been trying to find a middle ground between his conservative flank in the form of the Tea Party and the GOP´s more moderate faction. Boehner has become known for an unusual style of leadership, described as hands-off and willing to let the groups fight. A new story from Politico, however, indicates that his method might be changing. Back in 2012, Boehner faced a very rowdy and heated caucus when it came to his re-election as speaker of the House. Nine Republicans voted for someone else while Congressman Steve Stockman voted present.

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Great example of what is considered "leadership" by the Republican Establishment. Change the rules until you win and punish those that disagree rather than lead them to your side.

Its the Establishment way.

Got Tea?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WAN2, 5/29/2014 7:40:37 PM     (No. 9866278)

Pray they circle the wagons on quick sand.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: belwhatter, 5/29/2014 8:28:16 PM     (No. 9866331)

The way congress conducts itself is sickening - toe the line or no committee positions which they have to pay for anyway. Where is the practice of freedom of speech if it isn´t followed in Congress of all places? The continual re election of the same old names is the diagnosis of a sick congress. Bring on the new guys. Justin Amash has shown a significant degree of independent thought, certainly no yes-man.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 5/29/2014 8:30:25 PM     (No. 9866334)

Politico likes to stir the pot to drive traffic to it´s site.
The article was much ado about nothing.
Despite the provocative headline ,
Politico acknowledges that Boehner
will be re elected speaker in 2015.
In 2012..12 House members opposed Boehner as Speaker.
200 supported Boehner.
Of those 12, two will be gone from the House
by 2015 ( Stockman and Broun ) and one from SC,
Mulvaney now says it was a mistake to oppose Boehner and he would support him.
Amash of Michigan ( who claims to be tea party , but, voted with the Democrats 51% of the time )
is in a bruising primary and might lose.
So, 9 maybe 8 or less will possibly oppose Boehner as Speaker.
With 200+ supporting him.
Boehner will be Speaker again.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mushroom, 5/29/2014 8:50:35 PM     (No. 9866366)

#3...Juan, is that you?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 5/29/2014 9:06:39 PM     (No. 9866391)

The disgusting methods of politics practiced in Congress (as gleefully outlined by #3 here) are why this once-great institution is now held in such contempt by the citizens it is supposed to represent.

These guys act like the EU elites who are about to get a good kick in the pants by UKIP and FN, parties that represent the common folk.

Got tea?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: littleorby, 5/29/2014 10:08:11 PM     (No. 9866462)



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