Buzz: Boehner to Resign?

There's a 5pm leadership meeting to discuss the intention of 17 20 Republicans to block Boehner's re-nomination as Speaker.

The buzz is that he'll step down from the post.


Counter-Buzz: I just checked Hot Air -- someone from Boehner's office says he's not stepping down, and that that story is just made up.

If I had to reconcile the two, and find a way they both could be a little bit true, I'd guess that Boehner still wants to argue for the job, and doesn't want to undermine himself by declaring it a fait accompli. But that he has discussed stepping down as his own personal Plan B.

I don't know that. Just speculatin'.


Posted by: Ace at 04:36 PM



Comments

1 Buh-bye weepy.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 02, 2013 04:38 PM (GFM2b)

2 First good news in a long, long time.

Posted by: Elize Nayden at January 02, 2013 04:38 PM (9vrJ0)

3 Popcorn night, folks.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal, cloaking device engaged at January 02, 2013 04:38 PM (CuTfh)

4 I'll believe it when I see it -- like everything else in life.

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 04:38 PM (rLB4o)

5 Weeper of the House

Posted by: Kasper in Arlington at January 02, 2013 04:38 PM (HqpV0)

6
Adios crying boner.

Posted by: Hawker Flyer at January 02, 2013 04:38 PM (2z0mM)

7 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 02, 2013 04:39 PM (8y9MW)

8 Don't let the gavel hit you in the ass......

Posted by: CraigPoe at January 02, 2013 04:39 PM (BVkEs)

9

and who do we get?


Posted by: soothsayer at January 02, 2013 04:39 PM (ptD6d)

10 He has to go.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at January 02, 2013 04:40 PM (ZPrif)

11

What's there to discuss?

Just do it.

Posted by: beachworthy news at January 02, 2013 04:40 PM (LpQbZ)

12 Cantor, hopefully.

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 04:40 PM (rLB4o)

13
Here comes Cantor.

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

Posted by: Jaws at January 02, 2013 04:40 PM (4I3Uo)

14 No more boo-hoo boehner?

Posted by: gigg423 at January 02, 2013 04:40 PM (41VCE)

15 I heard Ryan, who knows.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 02, 2013 04:40 PM (HrBwt)

16 Down goes Boehner! Down goes Boehner!

Posted by: Howard Cosell at January 02, 2013 04:40 PM (GFM2b)

17 Well I already broke my ny resolution. So I'll pour my second glass of wine and see what's next.

Who will take his place if he goes???

Posted by: Spypeach at January 02, 2013 04:40 PM (pwTow)

18 Boehner's office saying "Not going to happen."

Which, of course, is what they would say no matter what the actual truth, but I figured I should report it.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 02, 2013 04:40 PM (8y9MW)

19
Paul Ryan?
Cantor?

Neither is an upgrade from Boner.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 02, 2013 04:40 PM (ptD6d)

20 Cantor would be slightly better... ?

Posted by: gigg423 at January 02, 2013 04:41 PM (41VCE)

21 We will probably get somebody worse. Hide and watch. Never fails.

Posted by: maddogg at January 02, 2013 04:41 PM (OlN4e)

22 Awww yeah!

Now we can be together all the time.


Just you and me, big boy.

Posted by: The Bourbon in Boehner's Belly at January 02, 2013 04:41 PM (UgFxe)

23 Boehner, go away or we shall taunt you again!

Posted by: kbdabear at January 02, 2013 04:41 PM (wwsoB)

24 Cantor did vote "nay" didnt he? I don't think Boehner would be replaced by someone who voted "yay".

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 04:41 PM (rLB4o)

25 and who do we get?


At this point, does it even matter?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 02, 2013 04:41 PM (GFM2b)

26
I'd rather see McConnell go. Much much rather.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 02, 2013 04:42 PM (ptD6d)

27
Update at the bottom of that HotAir article:

Boehner is not resigning tonight. His office says its made up.
Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 2, 2013


Whoever Jake Sherman is....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 02, 2013 04:42 PM (kdS6q)

28 Paul Ryan would be better. So would just about anybody (including some of the Democrats) from Texas.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 02, 2013 04:42 PM (8y9MW)

29 Boehner it's not that we dislike you. We do but that's not why. I HATE DICK CHENEY for instance, but boy would it be nice to have someone with his *ahem* equipment, doing the job you can't.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at January 02, 2013 04:42 PM (0q2P7)

30 That buzz has already unbuzzed.

He isn't stepping down.

And let's face it, nobody wants his job.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 02, 2013 04:42 PM (T0NGe)

31 Who will replace him? I want a ball buster as Speaker. Do we have any of those?

Posted by: Jmel at January 02, 2013 04:43 PM (9tSXa)

32 Until we get some new republicans with spine in washington, I suspect we are boned.

Posted by: gigg423 at January 02, 2013 04:43 PM (41VCE)

33 Newsflash, dopeys - if Boehner resigns, the next Speaker of the House will be no better - even if he/she's to the right of Bonkers Bachmann. They're still going to have to deal with the competing factions, and they'll lose the ability to grandstand against the Hated Establishment.

Although, it will be nice to see a TruCon get in power, just so the usual suspects will finally shut the fuck up about how those nasty centrists are engaging in a conspiracy against the red-state House members, and finally accept responsibility that our country is full of shitwits, we are ruled by shitwits, and the best one can possibly aspire to be is King of the Shitwits.

Posted by: Lou at January 02, 2013 04:43 PM (xp1pq)

34 someone please nominate Sarah Palin, she's the one person that would stand up to Reid and obama. What a speaker she would be!

Posted by: doug at January 02, 2013 04:43 PM (uJ8q7)

35 Boner boned?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 02, 2013 04:43 PM (HDgX3)

36
Sorry to be a Debbie Downer.... but it doesnt matter who the speaker is, was or ever will be for a while.

Not only do we have a shitty hand in this game of poker, but the next blind forces us all in.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 02, 2013 04:43 PM (nELVU)

37 25 and who do we get?


At this point, does it even matter?
Posted by: rickb223 at January 02, 2013 04:41 PM (GFM2b)


This...

Too late, the tax levee has broke.

Posted by: cajun carrot at January 02, 2013 04:44 PM (UZQM8)

38 Good thing with Cantor. The Democrats get to keep their bizarre coalition of both Jews and Jew-haters.

Cantor will be endlessly attacked as a "neoconservative" Zionist Jew in the pocket of Israel.

The Jews will keep voting Dem. And so will the anti-Semites.
Dems are happy to cash both their checks and tally both their votes.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at January 02, 2013 04:44 PM (ZPrif)

39
They should nominate Allen West.

Posted by: Steve at January 02, 2013 04:44 PM (lDCba)

40 It's time for a new face. How could someone else be much worse as a negotiator.

And I will give him major props for at least one thing -- telling Dingy to get fucked.

Whoever gets the Speaker role, it's going to be a pretty thankless job for the next 2 years.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 02, 2013 04:44 PM (ccXZP)

41 But that he has discussed stepping down as his own personal Plan B.

"You can't fire me, I quit!" ?

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 02, 2013 04:44 PM (ZKzrr)

42 Daddy, why is the orange man crying?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 02, 2013 04:45 PM (3JFLq)

43 If there's to be a new Speaker, I think I read somewhere the Speaker doesn't have to be a member.
Gen. Geo. S. Patton revividus!

Posted by: Thorvald at January 02, 2013 04:45 PM (1V6Pv)

44 And let's face it, nobody wants his job.


Posted by: AmishDude at January 02, 2013 04:42 PM (T0NGe)

_____________

Ahem!

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at January 02, 2013 04:45 PM (HDgX3)

45 This makes me happy. More good news please

Boner is to political negotiations as Tony Romo is to coming thru in a big game

Posted by: Mr Pink at January 02, 2013 04:45 PM (zE4Bl)

46
Virgina Fox?

Posted by: soothsayer at January 02, 2013 04:45 PM (ptD6d)

47 Cantor would be just as bad.............or maybe worse.

Posted by: Not and Artist at January 02, 2013 04:45 PM (uRumV)

48 Yet another House Republican circular firing squad rehearsal.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 04:46 PM (TCGmg)

49 He's taken a hell of a pounding from all sides. Deservedly, IMHO. Maybe his colonoscopy showed permanent damage.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 02, 2013 04:46 PM (u82oZ)

50 Boner is to political negotiations as Tony Romo is to coming thru in a big game

That's harsh. It's rare, but Tony Romo has been positively clutch in some big games.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 02, 2013 04:46 PM (8y9MW)

51 The article I linked this morning said cons had enough votes now to pull him but nobody else wanted the job.

Posted by: Vic at January 02, 2013 04:46 PM (53z96)

52
Samantha Fox?

Posted by: soothsayer at January 02, 2013 04:46 PM (ptD6d)

53 There go the Pugs, once again tearing down a man who is standing up to the extremist wingnuts in his own party. Now you'll get Paul "Boring White Guy the Lesser" Ryan and his fasvistic economic vision. Let it burn, indeed.

Posted by: Libtardo at January 02, 2013 04:46 PM (5gfow)

54 Cantor would be slightly better... ?

Actually, he might, just by virtue of a change. If you keep negotiating with the same guy, you figure him out. Also, harder for the media to paint him as The Great Evil.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 02, 2013 04:47 PM (T0NGe)

55 I looked into my Crystal Ball and Saw Boeherner Stand up and say "Fine, Who runs against me?"
And no one stands up because no one wants it.
So the 17-20 shut up.

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at January 02, 2013 04:47 PM (4F5x1)

56 Samantha Stevens?

Posted by: soothsayer at January 02, 2013 04:47 PM (ptD6d)

57
Boehner discussing the election results:

http://tinyurl.com/anfkfmq

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 02, 2013 04:47 PM (kdS6q)

58 Next Speaker?

Lindsey Lohan.

Posted by: eman at January 02, 2013 04:47 PM (EWsrI)

59 >>>Newsflash, dopeys - if Boehner resigns, the next Speaker of the House
will be no better - even if he/she's to the right of Bonkers Bachmann.
They're still going to have to deal with the competing factions, and
they'll lose the ability to grandstand against the Hated Establishment.

Newsflash. Speaker gets to set the agenda for the house. If someone were willing to fall on their metaphorical sword the speaker position has immense power.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at January 02, 2013 04:47 PM (0q2P7)

60 Posted by: Libtardo at January 02, 2013 04:46 PM (5gfow)

$16 trillion in debt is extreme.

And Obama's a fascist.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 02, 2013 04:48 PM (T0NGe)

61 But how does this relate to if Kim is showing yet?


And doesn't Jennifer feel pressure now that Kim's pregnant and she isn't?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 04:48 PM (VtjlW)

62 Find a dog who'll eat a dog.

Posted by: Caligula at January 02, 2013 04:48 PM (v6YdM)

63 The real story isn't that this burnt out lush is out, but who will replace him.

Cantor would be a rather large MEH.

Ryan is the one to speak for conservatives. Just think back to that conference appearance where he faced down SCOAMF.

Posted by: ontherocks at January 02, 2013 04:48 PM (aZ6ew)

64 I heard Ryan, who knows.

Yeah because Mr. "tough decision" would be any kind of improvement.

Posted by: Methos at January 02, 2013 04:48 PM (hO9ad)

65 Next Speaker?

Lindsey Lohan.


Well, the Congress won't suffer by gaining one more slut.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows being American means you don't pay for yourself at January 02, 2013 04:48 PM (Lxw+T)

66
2013 Day 2. The Reckoning... or Not. Whatever.

But the got their pork bill through. So they're all happy.

Speaking of pork.... http://tinyurl.com/b5zdpvs

mmmmm...mmmmm

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 02, 2013 04:48 PM (69Mdf)

67 And, WTF has happened to NRO? Their editorial today is unbelievable. Surely, Buckley is rolling over in his grave.

Posted by: Not and Artist at January 02, 2013 04:48 PM (uRumV)

68 BUZZ BOEHNER THROWS IN CRYING TOWEL.

Posted by: What I thought I read at January 02, 2013 04:49 PM (sqlCw)

69 55 Cantor would be slightly better... ?

Actually, he might, just by virtue of a change. If you keep negotiating with the same guy, you figure him out. Also, harder for the media to paint him as The Great Evil.

I agree on the first point, but on the second?? If we nominated strawberry cupcake, the media would paint her as a racist homophobe nazi war-criminal.

Posted by: gigg423 at January 02, 2013 04:49 PM (41VCE)

70
It’ll be all party hats and flowers until someone else steps up,
takes the job and then realizes that while they may negotiate
differently, the outcomes will still be relatively the same.

I don’t like Boehner because he is a terrible negotiator and his PR skills are horrible. But the man
has moved many bills through the House on a majority basis.
We need someone to improve the optics and clearly articulate the GOP message at this point. It needs to be someone who can not only cobble together votes but vastly improve the communication.
If you get someone who squeaks through but then further divides the caucus, you will long for Boehner.


Posted by: marcus at January 02, 2013 04:49 PM (GGCsk)

71 nana na na, nana na na, hey hey GOOD-FUCKING-BYE



Sing it with me!


nana na na....

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 04:49 PM (IvVLN)

72 Republicans never choose the right guy.

In 2008, should have been Romney not McCain.

In 2012, the VP should have been Rubio not Ryan.

In 2013 the speaker should be Ryan but it will be someone else.


Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 02, 2013 04:50 PM (HDgX3)

73 And the next M-EFFER to post pork is really begging for a throat-punch. Damn my stomach is totes growling!

Posted by: gigg423 at January 02, 2013 04:50 PM (41VCE)

74 Q: Boehner's biggest fuck up?

A: The two year extension of the Bush tax cuts.

Had Boehner said "make them permanent or nothing" in 2010, Obama would have been a one term President.

Posted by: McAdams at January 02, 2013 04:50 PM (3+8y3)

75 Think of the money saved in Kleenex alone....

Posted by: American Dawg at January 02, 2013 04:50 PM (rBK2Z)

76 Boehner to Resign?

Make it so !!

Posted by: Capt Jean-Luc Picard at January 02, 2013 04:50 PM (wwsoB)

77 Pork. Pork. Pork. Pork.

It had to be said.

Posted by: Vizzini at January 02, 2013 04:51 PM (O7Q1u)

78 Hey morons!


That Speaker position.


Ya' know, the one for House of Representatives.


There's a funny thing about that position.


You have to be a member of the House of Representatives.


Ya' know, an actual Congressman/Congresswoman.


Elected by the people of your Congressional District.


Thereby Sarah Palin and Allen West are currently excluded.


I spaced the sentences apart so you won't get confused too quickly.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at January 02, 2013 04:51 PM (kqqGm)

79 The buzz is that he'll step down from the post.

Don't tease me, bro!

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 02, 2013 04:51 PM (8y9MW)

80 If we nominated strawberry shortcake, the media would paint her as a racist homophobe nazi war-criminal.

She uses child labor in her Berry Bake Shoppe. And Escargot the Snail? Slave labor; she took his passport so he can't escape.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 02, 2013 04:52 PM (ZKzrr)

81 It's time for a new face. How could someone else be much worse as a negotiator.
Posted by: GnuBreed


Or just one that tells the truth.

Spending cuts? Not with baseline budgeting.

Taxes on the 1%? That 1% is a lie, and it will hit the middle class.

Sandy relief? No, you mean funding for corrupt pols, lobbyists, and companies that donate money. It's legal but it's still corruption.

Grow jobs? No, the Federal government grows dependency.

Etc, ad infinitum.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 02, 2013 04:52 PM (KDq5l)

82 >>Newsflash. Speaker gets to set the agenda for the house. If someone were
willing to fall on their metaphorical sword the speaker position has
immense power.

Neither the Democrats nor the media are going to vanish if Boehner goes, my friend. Which means that whoever replaces him is going to have to thread the exact same needles Boehner had to thread. If you think the media's not going to jump for joy at the prospect of reviving the Gingrich vs. Clinton dynamic and grinding our party into a fine powder, you're detached from reality.

Posted by: Lou at January 02, 2013 04:52 PM (xp1pq)

83 He's going to be replaced by Marshall Petain. They want someone with prior experience running a Vichy government

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 02, 2013 04:52 PM (1Jaio)

84 52 The article I linked this morning said cons had enough votes now to pull him but nobody else wanted the job.
Posted by: Vic at January 02, 2013 04:46 PM (53z96)

That's BS. Hopefully more likely: It's someone that knows you don't show your hand until it's time to vote. Unlike the Oompa-Loompa running the house now.

Posted by: Hollywood Accountants at January 02, 2013 04:52 PM (n2M+Z)

85 AlextheChick for Speaker. All who oppose have to schedule meetings with AlextheChick. Polly is her appointment manager.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 04:52 PM (TCGmg)

86 Uh, John? Care to show me where it says that? Cause it's been discussed, endlessly, by the Horde that there's no legal requirement that the Speaker has to be a Rep.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 04:52 PM (IvVLN)

87 There is no crying in the captain's seat.

In the 23rd century, John Boehner could apply for Federation-financed gender reassignment. But I still wouldn't hit it.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at January 02, 2013 04:52 PM (Lxw+T)

88 I really don't think he'll resign though. That's a hunch. He wants the job too much -- particularly after telling Reid to fuck off.

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 04:52 PM (rLB4o)

89 Stop by the white house pick up your ball sack as you leave.

Posted by: KLH at January 02, 2013 04:53 PM (4+tm0)

90 I wondered why an old rifle I bought had sight settings out to 1800 meters. It wasn't because anyone was going to expend one round to hit one target at that range. I eventually figured out it was for a sort of infantry time on target barrage: keep their effin' heads down with a rain of 196gr FMJs while you maneuver.
Our Speaker needs to be someone who can do this with the Commie-fag-junkie Complex. Send them back under their rocks while we emasculate Reid.
Oh, hey....

Posted by: Thorvald at January 02, 2013 04:53 PM (1V6Pv)

91 Mr Boehner ... your agonizer please

Posted by: Bearded Spock, ISS Enterprise at January 02, 2013 04:53 PM (wwsoB)

92 86 AlextheChick for Speaker. All who oppose have to schedule meetings with AlextheChick. Polly is her appointment manager.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 04:52 PM (TCGmg)




Lmao. I thought Chomper scheduled meetings?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 04:53 PM (IvVLN)

93 She uses child labor in her Berry Bake Shoppe. And Escargot the Snail? Slave labor; she took his passport so he can't escape.

----
I heard that about her. Also the main ingredient in her tasty, delicious cupcakes? The souls of innocent babies, plucked from there cribs in the middle of the night.

Posted by: gigg423 at January 02, 2013 04:53 PM (41VCE)

94 AlextheChick for Speaker.


Admittedly, whipping up votes would take on a whole new and exciting meaning.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 04:54 PM (VtjlW)

95 I don’t like Boehner because he is a terrible negotiator and his PR skills are horrible. But the man has moved many bills through the House on a majority basis.
Posted by: marcus


The food is horrible but the portions are generous. Got it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 02, 2013 04:54 PM (KDq5l)

96 Third look at Gingrich?

Posted by: Tonic Dog at January 02, 2013 04:54 PM (X/+QT)

97 "...So would just about anybody (including some of the Democrats) from Texas."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 02, 2013 04:42 PM (8y9MW)

How about this Miss Texas?

http://tinyurl.com/b25xyrl

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 02, 2013 04:54 PM (GsoHv)

98 Boehner does not have the temperament to handle the slime in this administration.

He should step aside and maybe we can get a sumobitch to take his place.

Posted by: ploome at January 02, 2013 04:54 PM (VGVbI)

99 Tanned , rested and ready!

Posted by: Mitt "Mitt" Romney at January 02, 2013 04:54 PM (EZl54)

100

Kleenex stock takes a dump.

Posted by: crash at January 02, 2013 04:55 PM (LpQbZ)

101 John Fucking Boehner. The last time I saw someone that orange, he had a forehead full of ridges and drank bloodwine. He had a pretty mouth too.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at January 02, 2013 04:55 PM (Lxw+T)

102 House Republicans are looking for someone to take Boner’s place.

http://is.gd/moqWtz

Posted by: Vic at January 02, 2013 04:55 PM (53z96)

103 But Gabe swore he wouldn't. He swore!!!

Posted by: BurtTC at January 02, 2013 04:55 PM (BeSEI)

104 Look, if I'm not going to resign, I think it's perfectly acceptable for that speaker guy in the house stand firm as well. It's not like we could make our guys hold onto the football

Posted by: Gym Shortz, proud four year Head Coach of the hapless Detroit Lions at January 02, 2013 04:55 PM (Z/UpL)

105 Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 04:52 PM (IvVLN)

I stand corrected. My apologies.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at January 02, 2013 04:55 PM (kqqGm)

106 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 02, 2013 04:54 PM (GsoHv)

Have I mentioned that I really love my State?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 02, 2013 04:55 PM (8y9MW)

107 So I guess AlextheChick won't need a Whip then?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 04:55 PM (TCGmg)

108 How about this Miss Texas?

http://tinyurl.com/b25xyrl
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 02, 2013 04:54 PM (GsoHv)




She's got my...errr...vote!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 04:56 PM (IvVLN)

109 Kleenex stock takes a dump.

The 52-week support levels have been blown out.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows being American means free rubbers and gun control at January 02, 2013 04:56 PM (Lxw+T)

110 But the man has moved many bills through the House on a majority basis.
Posted by: marcus

The food is horrible but the portions are generous. Got it.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 02, 2013 04:54 PM (KDq5l)

Hey fucknut - how many bills have been passed through the House on a minority basis?

Oh, and the last one? Didn't even have the support of his own (majority) caucus by a long-shot.

Posted by: Hollywood Accountants at January 02, 2013 04:56 PM (n2M+Z)

111 I agree on the first point, but on the second?? If we nominated
strawberry cupcake, the media would paint her as a racist homophobe nazi
war-criminal.


Doesn't matter if you keep changing leadership. The target keeps changing and it takes a while for the LIV to even know the name of the new guy.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 02, 2013 04:56 PM (T0NGe)

112 good riddance. At least Pelosi laughs while she's screwing us.

Posted by: mallfly at January 02, 2013 04:56 PM (bJm7W)

113 If memory serves, the speaker is not very good at Plan B.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 02, 2013 04:57 PM (SO2Q8)

114 Lmao. I thought Chomper scheduled meetings?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 04:53 PM (IvVLN)



It's Chompy and he's in charge of taking attendance. Polly does the scheduling.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 04:57 PM (VtjlW)

115 108 So I guess AlextheChick won't need a Whip then?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 04:55 PM (TCGmg)



Pretty sure she has her own. An assortment even.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 04:57 PM (IvVLN)

116 40 They should nominate Allen West.

I can't possibly think of anyone better. It sends, on practically every level, the right message.

Posted by: Rob McNeece at January 02, 2013 04:57 PM (YesJa)

117 West For Speaker? Please make this happen. I'd love to see him use his sidearm in the well to rid us of our tormentors. Congress has been terrorizing us for decades.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at January 02, 2013 04:57 PM (eHIJJ)

118 The target keeps changing and it takes a while for the LIV to even know the name of the new guy.

Shit, they don't even know the name of Obama's VP, and it's been four years.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 02, 2013 04:57 PM (ZKzrr)

119 Posted by: John P. Squibob at January 02, 2013 04:51 PM (kqqGm)

Thank you for spacing the lines so that we can read them easily.

Now go home and get your fucking shinebox.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 02, 2013 04:58 PM (GsoHv)

120
My choice for speaker is simple and direct.

http://tinyurl.com/beomelp

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 02, 2013 04:58 PM (69Mdf)

121 The entire caucus should just go home for the next 2 years. Let Barry, Nancy and Harry do whatever the fuck they want. In the end they get what they want as it is. Why go through the motions of actually pretending to fight?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 02, 2013 04:58 PM (HDgX3)

122 West for Speaker!

Posted by: Thorvald at January 02, 2013 04:58 PM (1V6Pv)

123 "Cantor did vote "nay" didnt he?"

i read something about how after it had the votes to pass a bunch of Republicans (dunno if Cantor was one) voted nay

whoopdeedoo

Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 04:58 PM (60GaT)

124 98 -

Quite an airbrushed fivehead she has there...

Posted by: BurtTC at January 02, 2013 04:58 PM (BeSEI)

125 Admittedly, whipping up votes would take on a whole new and exciting meaning.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 04:54 PM (VtjlW)



Referencing Kushiel's Dart.

Posted by: The other Jackie at January 02, 2013 04:58 PM (LpQbZ)

126 Posted by: John P. Squibob at January 02, 2013 04:51 PM (kqqGm)

Really? Where in the Constitution does it specify that the Speaker of the House must also be a member of the house.

Hint: It doesn't.

Posted by: blindside at January 02, 2013 04:58 PM (x7g7t)

127 My choice for speaker is simple and direct.

http://tinyurl.com/beomelp
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YOU SUCK I TOTALLY CLICKED IT!!!

Posted by: gigg423 at January 02, 2013 04:59 PM (41VCE)

128 Posted by: Rob McNeece at January 02, 2013 04:57 PM (YesJa)

Barry Goldwater?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 02, 2013 04:59 PM (GsoHv)

129 Come on America roll out a bunch of 20's, Gowdy - Rand Paul, sure they're a bit flashy, but the Resistance needed like DeGaulle regardless of his faults. We need someone to grab the colors and not be shy about it, fuck the media.

Posted by: Jean at January 02, 2013 04:59 PM (5PkZK)

130
It's Chompy and he's in charge of taking attendance. Polly does the scheduling.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 04:57 PM (VtjlW)




So you never have meetings, but if you do, they're well attended?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 04:59 PM (IvVLN)

131 103 House Republicans are looking for someone to take Boner’s place.

http://is.gd/moqWtz
Posted by: Vic at January 02, 2013 04:55 PM (53z96)

If they don't already have they guy, they are idiots for announcing this.

Posted by: Hollywood Accountants at January 02, 2013 04:59 PM (n2M+Z)

132 I read that no one really wants the job. We will have to see what happens. Boehner hasn't done a good job, it seems, but do any of us know what TFG is like to deal with? We know he's used "I Won" several times!

Volcanoes anyone?

Posted by: CarolT at January 02, 2013 04:59 PM (z4WKX)

133

Chuck Norris ftw!

Posted by: kick some short @$$ at January 02, 2013 04:59 PM (LpQbZ)

134 So will we see white smoke or black smoke after this meeting?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 05:00 PM (TCGmg)

135 The buzz is that he'll step down from the post.

Counter-Buzz: I just checked Hot Air -- someone from Boehner's office says he's not stepping down, and that that story is just made up.


His orange ass is covered either way.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 02, 2013 05:00 PM (yiIja)

136 John Bolton. Just to hear them scream.

Posted by: Vizzini at January 02, 2013 05:00 PM (O7Q1u)

137

I hope the job comes with brass knuckles.

Posted by: just sayin' at January 02, 2013 05:00 PM (LpQbZ)

138 130 -- I actually agree with that idea, why not?

Posted by: gigg423 at January 02, 2013 05:00 PM (41VCE)

139 Boehner's fucked. The whole party gave him the benefit of the doubt, and he folded like a cheap pup tent in a wind storm. He should give up this charade as quickly as all his talk of principle.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at January 02, 2013 05:00 PM (LShqr)

140 [get a life, asshole]

Posted by: He's a mooslin!!!!!11!1 at January 02, 2013 05:01 PM (F62Gx)

141 The choice is clear.

Posted by: Jon Hunstman Is Teh Future at January 02, 2013 05:01 PM (60GaT)

142
Crap, I'm getting hungry now too.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 02, 2013 05:01 PM (69Mdf)

143 Come on now. There's only one choice for the next Speaker.


AtC, care to announce the next Speaker of the House?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 05:01 PM (IvVLN)

144 omg the clever troll is back

Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 05:01 PM (60GaT)

145 >>>Neither the Democrats nor the media are going to vanish if Boehner goes,
my friend. Which means that whoever replaces him is going to have to
thread the exact same needles Boehner had to thread.

Did I not mention a willingness to fall on ones sword being necessary. For instance. The House need do nothing. The whole country would fly apart. (Sulu FLY HER APART THEN!) But it is flying apart anyway. If you got a speaker with some nads (Quite ironically Bachmann would be on that list) who was willing to play that gambit. A true willingness to do nothing and watch it burn. That speaker could do the things that the great orange weepy cannot. Because he won't call an all in bet.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at January 02, 2013 05:01 PM (0q2P7)

146 Next Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee - Chomper.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 05:01 PM (TCGmg)

147 I would prefer Dick motherfucking Cheney

Posted by: gigg423 at January 02, 2013 05:01 PM (41VCE)

148 So will we see white smoke or black smoke after this meeting?
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 05:00 PM (TCGmg)



Oh, it will be red. Or, a beautiful blend of black and blue.

Posted by: just sayin' at January 02, 2013 05:02 PM (LpQbZ)

149 Cleanup on 141

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 05:02 PM (IvVLN)

150 110 Kleenex stock takes a dump.

The 52-week support levels have been blown out.
Posted by: George Orwell --
...........................................................
I take about two or three dumps a day.

Posted by: Christie -- (does my ass look fat?) at January 02, 2013 05:02 PM (0JB89)

151 Cleanup on 141

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 05:02 PM (IvVLN)

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One in every punchbowl

Posted by: fixerupper at January 02, 2013 05:03 PM (nELVU)

152 Posted by: John P. Squibob at January 02, 2013 04:51 PM (kqqGm)

The blog ate the multiple spaces between each word, so my lame joke completely disappeared, and it just looks like I'm being a dick.

Sorry.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 02, 2013 05:03 PM (GsoHv)

153 It's all over but the crying. And profanity.

Posted by: Fritz at January 02, 2013 05:03 PM (w3+gB)

154 And he should always be referred to as Dick Motherfucking Cheney. Or DMFC.

Posted by: gigg423 at January 02, 2013 05:03 PM (41VCE)

155 I have only seen an announcement about a Conference meeting at Breitbart, and they have it blocked into a set period of time. Leadership does not do that.

Posted by: 80sBaby at January 02, 2013 05:03 PM (YjDyJ)

156 if you don't support infinite deficit spending and teh Reality-Based Proof that it's been working excellently u r a wacist.

Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 05:03 PM (60GaT)

157 85% of drudge readers want Boehner to step down. Last I checked, most drudge readers are registered voters or something like that.

Posted by: Caustic at January 02, 2013 05:03 PM (/b8+5)

158 AtC, care to announce the next Speaker of the House?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 05:01 PM (IvVLN)



Love and despair, bitches. Love and despair.


Over/under is still at four.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 05:03 PM (VtjlW)

159 BCochran, did try to bid on an autograph last night. Was outbid but I was not a very good loser. Ran the winner's bid all the way up to $88.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 05:03 PM (TCGmg)

160 I nominate Mr. Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho for Speaker of the House.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows being American means free rubbers and gun control at January 02, 2013 05:03 PM (Lxw+T)

161 No, Cantor wouldnt be as bad as Boner. He's also an establishment shill, but there is a lot of personal animosity between him and Obummer and that definitelyis an improvement over the despicablebromance between scoamf and Boner.

Posted by: Elize Nayden at January 02, 2013 05:03 PM (9vrJ0)

162
Check this one out Gigg

http://tinyurl.com/b6sn4ut

man o man.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 02, 2013 05:04 PM (69Mdf)

163 Ted Nugent for Speaker of the House?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 05:04 PM (TCGmg)

164 Does Eric Cantor have the support?

Posted by: Caustic at January 02, 2013 05:04 PM (/b8+5)

165


Just find the guy who JEF fears the most. What do you want to bet it would be a strong woman, as he is so whipped by all the women around him, now.

Vote for the guy/gal who can chip away at his ego and make him self-burst into flames.

Posted by: beach at January 02, 2013 05:04 PM (LpQbZ)

166 Check this one out Gigg

http://tinyurl.com/b6sn4ut

man o man.
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Curses

Posted by: gigg423 at January 02, 2013 05:05 PM (41VCE)

167
second look at Bob Michel?

Posted by: soothsayer at January 02, 2013 05:05 PM (ptD6d)

168 Ted Nugent for Speaker of the House?


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 05:04 PM (TCGmg)

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ooooooooo...... would.pay.money.to.see.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 02, 2013 05:05 PM (nELVU)

169 Quite an airbrushed fivehead she has there...

Posted by: BurtTC at January 02, 2013 04:58 PM (BeSEI)

I'm sure that would keep you from bedding her.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 02, 2013 05:05 PM (GsoHv)

170 The other day someone posted that the speaker of the house doesn't have to be a member of said body. If that is factual then send Gingrich in there and get the popcorn.

Posted by: Caustic at January 02, 2013 05:05 PM (/b8+5)

171 We have a strange new respect for this Boehner fellow.*

*note: may expire in 24 hours

Posted by: New York Times at January 02, 2013 05:05 PM (60GaT)

172 Now I understand everyone's shit's emotional right now. But I've got a 3 point plan that's going to fix EVERYTHING.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows being American means free rubbers and gun control at January 02, 2013 05:05 PM (Lxw+T)

173 Love and despair, bitches. Love and despair.


Over/under is still at four.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 05:03 PM (VtjlW)




Speaker SMOD has a beautiful ring to it.

And I still hate you.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 05:06 PM (IvVLN)

174 >>>Chris Christie is my fuckin' hero

You know that last part there. That is the smartest thing I have heard from a troll ALL year (Inlcuding last)

What say the horde!? There is no requirement the speaker of the house be a congress critter. Elect Christie, and have him mop up the F*king mess he created.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at January 02, 2013 05:06 PM (0q2P7)

175
Just find the guy who JEF fears the most.

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Pretty sure Michelle is Dem tho.....

Posted by: fixerupper at January 02, 2013 05:06 PM (nELVU)

176 80sBaby - so who scheduled the meeting?

Posted by: Jean at January 02, 2013 05:06 PM (/g5vp)

177 We need someone to grab the colors and not be shy about it, fuck the media.
Posted by: Jean at January 02, 2013 04:59
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I wouldn't be caught dead grabbing the colors. But, f* the media? Well, I'd certainly make love to Chris Matthews if he made the offer.

Posted by: Chris Christie -- (does my ass look fat?) at January 02, 2013 05:06 PM (0JB89)

178 171 The other day someone posted that the speaker of the house doesn't have to be a member of said body. If that is factual then send Gingrich in there and get the popcorn.
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That would be a fun show.

Posted by: gigg423 at January 02, 2013 05:06 PM (41VCE)

179 If this orange fudgecicle does not resign, America is gone.

G O N E/

Gone.

Posted by: Michelleisacrackwhore at January 02, 2013 05:07 PM (qBLA2)

180 160 BCochran, did try to bid on an autograph last night. Was outbid but I was not a very good loser. Ran the winner's bid all the way up to $88.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 05:03 PM (TCGmg)




Hahaha. Sounds like a winning strategy to me. You want it? You gotta pay for it.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 05:07 PM (IvVLN)

181 And I still hate you.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 05:06 PM (IvVLN)



Now, now, now, you only hate me because I'm right.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 05:07 PM (VtjlW)

182 Boehner's fucked. The whole party gave him the benefit of the doubt, and
he folded like a cheap pup tent in a wind storm. He should give up this
charade as quickly as all his talk of principle.


Benefit of the doubt? Since when?

No, the whole party stomped their feet in impotent rage and demanded the impossible. Then blamed Boehner for not getting it.

I hope he does step down and gets replaced with a True Conservative firebrand. One who would in short order be labelled a RINO sellout, because circular firing squads are awesome!

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 02, 2013 05:08 PM (SY2Kh)

183 164 Ted Nugent for Speaker of the House?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 05:04 PM (TCGmg)





I can't not even describe the joy that fills my heart at the thought of that.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 05:08 PM (IvVLN)

184 #68-NRO used to be high quality, like The Weekly Standard. Now they are all RINOs except for a few writers.

I was never a Newt fan but last December they had the front page in Brilliant Bright Red editorial, signed by "The Editors" on just how bad Newt would be as POTUS, they liked Huntsman and another fool. I canceled my subscription to it that day and demanded a refund.

"The Editors" couldn't put their names in the editorial. How is that for principled, conservative writing?

Go to Investor's Business Daily for quality editorials,they are free.

Posted by: CarolT at January 02, 2013 05:08 PM (z4WKX)

185 I could even go for Paul Ryan at this point. He's the only one that has been willing to stare down the POS we have in the WH.

Rand Paul would be good too. We need someone young with a don't-give-a-shit attitude. Someone that has yet to succumb to the sentiment of "collegiality" in congress. Repubs have nothing to lose anyway.

Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 05:08 PM (ki2Vw)

186 An ideal choice for Speaker:

http://is.gd/Ka64Fk

Posted by: George Orwell what knows being American means free rubbers and gun control at January 02, 2013 05:09 PM (Lxw+T)

187 Holder Justice Department Ensures Hot Gluten-Free Food on Campus
http://is.gd/94FmHZ

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 02, 2013 05:09 PM (ZKzrr)

188 Now, now, now, you only hate me because I'm right.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 05:07 PM (VtjlW)



That's exactly why I hate you. That and you refuse to cam-whore.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 05:09 PM (IvVLN)

189 These chairs certainly need to be organized.

Posted by: Deck Steward on the Titanic at January 02, 2013 05:09 PM (v9Cj5)

190 180
If this orange fudgecicle does not resign, America is gone.

G O N E/

Gone.


Posted by: Michelleisacrackwhore at January 02, 2013 05:07 PM (qBLA2)

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America is already gone. We're just debating where to hold the funeral now.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 02, 2013 05:09 PM (HDgX3)

191 agree with Hollowpoint

put Erick Erickson in charge or something, watch him go from Grassroots Champion to no good dirty establishmentariarian

Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 05:09 PM (60GaT)

192 Rand Paul would be good too.

Would he have to give up his seat in the Senate to be the Speaker of the House?

Posted by: Kinder, Gentler HeatherRadish™ at January 02, 2013 05:10 PM (ZKzrr)

193 I see way too much excitement and speculation over who might possibly be the next leader of the Party of Limpdicks.

Because... Limpdicks.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 02, 2013 05:10 PM (4uh3z)

194 >>Did I not mention a willingness to fall on ones sword being necessary.
For instance. The House need do nothing. The whole country would fly
apart. (Sulu FLY HER APART THEN!) But it is flying apart anyway. If you
got a speaker with some nads (Quite ironically Bachmann would be on that
list) who was willing to play that gambit. A true willingness to do
nothing and watch it burn. That speaker could do the things that the
great orange weepy cannot. Because he won't call an all in bet.

Anyone smart enough to become Speaker of the House is smart enough to know that the Speaker represents his or her party on the national level. If they fail, the party fails. The media figured that out in 1995 and have used that playbook ever since. and do you know what happens when a Speaker "falls on his sword?" He/she gets replaced. And then same shit, different day.

Posted by: Lou at January 02, 2013 05:10 PM (xp1pq)

195 Not Paul Ryan, he's a mini boehner and a loser.

Has to be someone who will be totally uncontrollable. Gingrich, Bachman, someone with no fear and nothing to lose. colonel west....someone like that. A no bs/girl/guy

Posted by: Caustic at January 02, 2013 05:10 PM (/b8+5)

196 Ted Nugent for Speaker of the House?



Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 05:04 PM (TCGmg)



Every session could start with the body standing solemnly, facing the flag, while the Speaker sings Wang Dang Sweet Poontang.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 02, 2013 05:10 PM (QKKT0)

197 If nothing else, we need a Speaker willing to Shut It Down. Otherwise the doubletongues will always wimp out.

Force the Dems to attempt something more blatantly Unconstitutional than normal.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 02, 2013 05:10 PM (ccXZP)

198

What was the liberal's plan, again? Oh yeah, tear the GOP to shreds.

How's that working out?

Posted by: beach at January 02, 2013 05:10 PM (LpQbZ)

199 @183 If Boner salted the super-committee that punted the ball here in Aug. 2011 with the likes of "Lightbulbs" Upton, he shouldn't be surprised to reap the whirlwind now.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 02, 2013 05:10 PM (1V6Pv)

200 i'm glad he'll be out...but honestly...they all suck

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 9th day of Christmas at January 02, 2013 05:11 PM (GVxQo)

201 Decent guy in the wrong job. Step aside John.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 02, 2013 05:11 PM (QupBk)

202 194 I see way too much excitement and speculation over who might possibly be the next leader of the Party of Limpdicks.

Because... Limpdicks.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 02, 2013 05:10 PM (4uh3z)



Cut us some slack. We're grasping at straws here.


Btw, someone said the other night that you were in a production of Rent. How'd that go?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 05:11 PM (IvVLN)

203 &...he's already fucked the country over.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 9th day of Christmas at January 02, 2013 05:11 PM (GVxQo)

204
Boehner is at the best, ineffective. But no matter, the repubs are just the right wing of the democratic party, they're all just arguing over who gets to thieve what from the public.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 02, 2013 05:11 PM (69Mdf)

205 Go to Investor's Business Daily for quality editorials,they are free.
Posted by: CarolT at January 02, 2013
_____________________-
Okay, okay....but I haven't even eaten pre-dinner yet.

Posted by: Chris Christie -- (does my ass look fat?) at January 02, 2013 05:12 PM (0JB89)

206 177 80sBaby - so who scheduled the meeting?

Mr. Boyle said the House GOP was holding a Conference meeting. Reporters are always told of such meetings and they only announce a start time. I am not seeing any evidence that such a meeting was scheduled or is taking place.

Posted by: 80sBaby at January 02, 2013 05:12 PM (YjDyJ)

207 >>>No, the whole party stomped their feet in impotent rage and demanded the impossible. Then blamed Boehner for not getting it.

Since when was it impossible to just go over the cliff if we couldn't get a decent deal? Oh that's right weepy would NEVER let that happen. Obama knew Boehner would NEVER let that happen. So there was NEVER any reason to negotiate with Boehner because when it came down to it, he would take any deal put in front of him.

In the end it was Obama negotiating with us. Trying to give Boehner just enough of a deal that he didn't get ousted and replaced with someone who was actually willing to call his bluff.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at January 02, 2013 05:12 PM (0q2P7)

208 Has to be someone who will be totally uncontrollable. Gingrich, Bachman, someone with no fear and nothing to lose. colonel west....someone like that. A no bs/girl/guy
Posted by: Caustic at January 02, 2013 05:10 PM (/b8+5)



Good point about Bachmann. She's good at just ignoring and mocking/embarrassing the media, and not afraid to get in the mud, so to speak.

Posted by: beach at January 02, 2013 05:12 PM (LpQbZ)

209 199

What was the liberal's plan, again? Oh yeah, tear the GOP to shreds.

How's that working out?
Posted by: beach at January 02, 2013 05:10 PM (LpQbZ)

It's working out great, thanks for asking!

Posted by: "theliberals" at January 02, 2013 05:12 PM (/b8+5)

210 Boehner was great at getting his own house in order (usually), and would be a great Whip. When it comes to dealing with Team Donk, he's been a miserable failure. Wrong man for the job, at the wrong time.

From our perspective, anyway.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Lord Commander of the Ampersand Army at January 02, 2013 05:12 PM (GBXon)

211 I see way too much excitement and speculation over who might possibly be the next leader of the Party of Limpdicks.

I'm a Boner, not a Limpdick.

Posted by: Rep. John Boner at January 02, 2013 05:12 PM (QKKT0)

212 BCochran, this auction shows how crazy some bidders are. Bid is past $400 and its a freaking print with the guy's autograph.
https://www.rinkya.com/new/en/auction-e130358688

The one I lost on was an actual sketch by Miyazaki with his autograph. And it went for $88.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 05:13 PM (TCGmg)

213 "Not Paul Ryan, he's a mini boehner and a loser."

so a loss and one yes vote in a we're-screwed-either-way situation turns him from great conservative hope into lah-oo-zer

gimme a break

Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 05:13 PM (60GaT)

214 They should all resign. Then space aliens should attack and enslave us all. There would be some variety in that, at least.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 02, 2013 05:14 PM (xjpRj)

215
Counter buzz: licking the counter when you spill your drink.

Posted by: Turbin Dicktionary at January 02, 2013 05:14 PM (yn6XZ)

216 The good news is that Boehner can now be considered for the 8th dwarf in the next Disney sequel to snow white. They can add "weepy" to the mix.

Posted by: american idol fan at January 02, 2013 05:14 PM (/b8+5)

217 Posted by: Chris Christie -- (does my ass look fat?) at January 02, 2013 05:12 PM (0JB89)


Yes, Chris, your ass does look huge!

Posted by: CarolT at January 02, 2013 05:15 PM (z4WKX)

218 "What was the liberal's plan, again? Oh yeah, tear the GOP to shreds. How's that working out?"

Pretty good. They haven't had to lift a finger, as GOP lawmakers are already tearing the party to shreds, like a cannibal midget in a fat guy's rib cage.

Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 05:15 PM (Hz1zc)

219 BeckoningChasm, watching Mars Attacks! again?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 05:15 PM (TCGmg)

220 And with the phasing out of the 100watt and now the 75watt light bulbs we are literally heading for the dark ages!


Where the hell are my leeches and buggy whips??

Posted by: General Woundwort at January 02, 2013 05:15 PM (RrD4h)

221
Ted Nugent for Speaker of the House?


He'd strut up to the podium in a loincloth with his Gibson 335 slung over one shoulder and a quiver of arrows over the other, holding a couple of rifles, one of which he'd fire over his head to get everybody's attention: "Now listen up, you motherfuckers, I run this show now. We work according to the Constitution the way it was written and nothing else. You don't like it? Hold real still for just a second..."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 02, 2013 05:15 PM (yiIja)

222 Good point about Bachmann. She's good at just ignoring and
mocking/embarrassing the media, and not afraid to get in the mud, so to
speak.


But she's better than good at embarrassing herself.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 02, 2013 05:15 PM (SY2Kh)

223 The turtle that's on the front page of Bing today is freaking me out. It's like it's trying to stare into my soul shaped place!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 05:15 PM (VtjlW)

224 "like a cannibal midget in a fat guy's rib cage."

Dennis Miller is that you

Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 05:15 PM (60GaT)

225 I bet he cries either way.

Posted by: doug at January 02, 2013 05:16 PM (QGTBZ)

226 213 BCochran, this auction shows how crazy some bidders are. Bid is past $400 and its a freaking print with the guy's autograph.

https://www.rinkya.com/new/en/auction-e130358688

The one I lost on was an actual sketch by Miyazaki with his autograph. And it went for $88.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 05:13 PM (TCGmg)



You're talking to a 3rd gen car nut. Between me, my dad and my grandfather, we have 10 cars. None of which are our everyday cars.


I fully understand insanity.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 05:16 PM (IvVLN)

227 They should all resign. Then space aliens should attack and enslave us all. There would be some variety in that, at least.

Too bad my toasters aren't up for it. Someone hooked them into the Internet, and the ones that aren't downloading pr0n are dancing "Gangnam Style".

Should have nuked this planet when we had the chance.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Lord Commander of the Ampersand Army at January 02, 2013 05:16 PM (GBXon)

228

Who is Speaker of the House, again?

Posted by: Scooby Doo: Radunno *shrug at January 02, 2013 05:16 PM (LpQbZ)

229 Every session could start with the body standing solemnly, facing the flag, while the Speaker sings Wang Dang Sweet Poontang.

I'm a Stranglehold fan myself.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at January 02, 2013 05:16 PM (kqqGm)

230 Boner is Speaker of the Dead.

Posted by: OS Card at January 02, 2013 05:17 PM (yn6XZ)

231 :::Good point about Bachmann. She's good at just ignoring and mocking/embarrassing the media, and not afraid to get in the mud, so to speak.:::

And she can take a corn dog all the way down to the root. So at least she has marketable skills that will put food on the table in the Burning Times.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 02, 2013 05:17 PM (4uh3z)

232 @218 Yep.
Someone needs to tell a guy his cheeks don't look good in a lacy pink thong if he's over about 260#. To me, anyway.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 02, 2013 05:17 PM (1V6Pv)

233 Abandon all hope ye who enter here.

Posted by: RNC at January 02, 2013 05:17 PM (UOM48)

234
I'm most angry at Boehner for:

-- not making a big thing over rapist David Wu

-- clearing Maxine Waters of her crimes

-- allowing that Fluke fiasco to take place

-- not going after Jon Corzine

-- not helping more with Fast and Furious

-- not helping more to get to the truth about Benghazi

The Democrats, if the situations were reversed, would've used the power of the House and screwed the Republicans into the wall.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 02, 2013 05:18 PM (ptD6d)

235 Where the hell are my leeches and buggy whips??

Leeches are now free under the Affordable Care Act. You may pick them up when you come in for your free French tickler prophylactics.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows being American means free rubbers and gun control at January 02, 2013 05:18 PM (Lxw+T)

236 On another forum, the libs are saying, literally, "Cantor is the devil". I had to ask, didn't you also say Boehner is the devil? And the rest of the GOP. So, ask me if I care.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at January 02, 2013 05:18 PM (X/+QT)

237 Boner Schmoner. KIM AND KANYE ARE PREGNANT! OMG!

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 02, 2013 05:18 PM (jucos)

238 Repubs bet everything on Romney winning. They put off all the hard decisions till after the elections -- assuming they'd have a lot more leverage.

They were wrong.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at January 02, 2013 05:18 PM (ZPrif)

239 My guess his replacement will be Cantor, who voted against the fiscal cliff tax hike after he voted for it. He is not better. We need Ryan, or someone like him, but it won't happen. These people are only interested in feathering their own nests.

Posted by: georgeofthedesert at January 02, 2013 05:18 PM (Eq2MX)

240 214 "Not Paul Ryan, he's a mini boehner and a loser."

so a loss and one yes vote in a we're-screwed-either-way situation turns him from great conservative hope into lah-oo-zer

gimme a break

Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 05:13 PM (60GaT)

Maybe he's proven himself to you but to many he's been a disappointment. He can talk and he understands the math but he has no backbone whatsoever and in this climate, at this time, you need a backbone and to know who you are and what you stand for.

Posted by: Caustic at January 02, 2013 05:19 PM (/b8+5)

241 But she's better than good at embarrassing herself.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 02, 2013 05:15 PM (SY2Kh)



You mean, like Boehner?

Posted by: who hasn't? at January 02, 2013 05:19 PM (LpQbZ)

242 "Dennis Miller is that you?"

Actually, I cribbed that line from a video game. (Don't tell the NRA!)

Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 05:19 PM (Hz1zc)

243 Since when was it impossible to just go over the cliff if we couldn't
get a decent deal? Oh that's right weepy would NEVER let that happen.


And then what? How do you think it would've played out?

Remember what happened last time Obama had a 60 seat Senate majority and control of the House? Do you really think it impossible for that to happen again come 2014?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 02, 2013 05:20 PM (SY2Kh)

244 Good news!

Illinois has now made it legal to pick up roadkill (per The Five).

Stupid state. Thanks for Barry, fuckers.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 05:20 PM (UOM48)

245 Rep. Bachmann may be Speaker at some point.
Right now, tho', I'm thinkin' we need someone who can send the Commies back under their rocks, and keep their heads down.
Somebody like Preston Brooks.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 02, 2013 05:20 PM (1V6Pv)

246 ryan was part of having the conservatives removed from their committees....so i'm done with ryan.....& it pains me to say that....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 9th day of Christmas at January 02, 2013 05:20 PM (GVxQo)

247 And she can take a corn dog all the way down to the root.

Corn dog? You get CORN DOGS?

Friends in high places, I'll bet. Out here all we get are fried rats dipped in rice krispies.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows being American means free rubbers and gun control at January 02, 2013 05:20 PM (Lxw+T)

248 Dems put their most left-wing, mean-spirited shrill leftists in positions of power.

We put middle of the road milquetoasts who aren't mean in public in power.

They call us evil, we try to be nice and meek.

Fight back!

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at January 02, 2013 05:20 PM (ZPrif)

249 The dems are picking Cantor. Are the republicans going to let them pick their speaker or are they going to have a backbone?

Posted by: Caustic at January 02, 2013 05:20 PM (/b8+5)

250 And she can take a corn dog all the way down to the root. So at least she has marketable skills that will put food on the table in the Burning Times.
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 02, 2013 05:17 PM (4uh3z)
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Even I can't do that with the breading on.

Posted by: Linda Lovelace at January 02, 2013 05:20 PM (jucos)

251 Illinois new law: You can now collect roadkill. Like, you know, dead animals on the road.

Home state of Chicago.

The future is looking bright indeed.

Posted by: ElKomandante at January 02, 2013 05:21 PM (yUV0V)

252 it'd be entertaining if Ryan became Speaker just to see libs dust off the exaggerated "OMG AYN RAND" thinkpieces.

Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 05:21 PM (60GaT)

253 >> They should all resign. Then space aliens should attack and enslave us all. There would be some variety in that, at least.

BeckoningChasm for Speaker!

(I'm sure you know when the aliens approach you and say 'take us to your leader', you aim them right at TFG)

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 02, 2013 05:21 PM (ccXZP)

254 where the fuck is smod? seriously?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 9th day of Christmas at January 02, 2013 05:21 PM (GVxQo)

255 so a loss and one yes vote in a we're-screwed-either-way situation turns him from great conservative hope into lah-oo-zergimme a break
Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 05:13 PM (60GaT)


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I think Paul Ryan could not only get at least some things slowed down or stopped altogether, but come up with some political schemes to make the dems look really bad.

Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 05:21 PM (ki2Vw)

256

LOL Drudge.

Polling to oust Boner.
And, Cantor in focus, Boner blurred.

hehe

Posted by: matt plays us like a violin at January 02, 2013 05:22 PM (LpQbZ)

257 Chris "Popin Fresh" Christie for speaker!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mia Farrow at January 02, 2013 05:22 PM (ygAxO)

258 Illinois new law: You can now collect roadkill. Like, you know, dead animals on the road.

Maybe it's an expansion of WIC.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows being American means free rubbers and gun control at January 02, 2013 05:22 PM (Lxw+T)

259 >>>Anyone smart enough to become Speaker of the House is smart enough to
know that the Speaker represents his or her party on the national level.
If they fail, the party fails. The media figured that out in 1995 and
have used that playbook ever since. and do you know what happens when a
Speaker "falls on his sword?" He/she gets replaced. And then same shit,
different day.


OK so now we've gone from. "The speaker CAN'T do it" to "anyone elected WON'T do it" which is a quite different argument than originally made.

I argue there are some that would. You may be correct in that they would never get elected. In the above example I tend to think Bachmann would cowboy up. I think she would either shape it up or burn it down and smile the whole way while doing it. Not that I think she is teh greatest. I just think she isn't risk averse when tackling her core issues.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at January 02, 2013 05:22 PM (0q2P7)

260 It's illegal to release feral hogs in Kentucky now.

Don't you have to catch the damned things first?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 05:23 PM (UOM48)

261 Illinois new law: You can now collect roadkill. Like, you know, dead animals on the road.

Hey now. Them's good eatin'.

Posted by: Kinder, Gentler HeatherRadish™ at January 02, 2013 05:23 PM (ZKzrr)

262 249

this is fine but i think a distinction can be made between "fighting harder" and some of the flaws certain "fight harder" types have

the guy who mentioned Bachmann for example, does anyone think that'd be a good look for the party nationally? it's not "oh the media will be mean to us" when they will anyway, just general common sense.

Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 05:23 PM (60GaT)

263 Rep. Bachmann may be Speaker at some point.

Guest speaker at your local community college perhaps. Speaker of the House? No.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 02, 2013 05:23 PM (SY2Kh)

264 192 agree with Hollowpoint

put Erick Erickson in charge or something, watch him go from Grassroots Champion to no good dirty establishmentariarian
Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 05:09 PM (60GaT)

When you go into secret negotiating sessions with your opponents and cut out everyone else, you set yourself up to take the blame (or glory) for whatever else follows.

Boehner decided to hold secret and closed-door meetings with SCOAMF and the Democrats - not just this once but multiple times over the past two years. Of all of those times, what have we gotten out of it?

More spending, and now more taxes.

Posted by: blindside at January 02, 2013 05:23 PM (x7g7t)

265 If the speaker truly doesn't have to be a member of the body then have a joint speaker ship, Rudy Guiliani and Newt Gingrich. When that is announced the dems will run and hide, DC will be empty except for the republicans and then they can do whatever they want.

Newt and Rudy would play good cop, bad cop to the nth degree and the world would be watching.

Posted by: Caustic at January 02, 2013 05:24 PM (/b8+5)

266 It's illegal to release feral hogs in Kentucky now.

How on earth did they get there all the way from DC?

Posted by: George Orwell what knows being American means free rubbers and gun control at January 02, 2013 05:24 PM (Lxw+T)

267 Slow new's day?


Yep.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at January 02, 2013 05:24 PM (wR+pz)

268 "I think Paul Ryan could not only get at least some things slowed down or stopped altogether, but come up with some political schemes to make the dems look really bad."

Speaker isn't a policy job; it's a cat-herding job. Organization and personal skills count more than policy chops. Ryan always seemed to me more of an ideas man than a party organizer.

Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 05:24 PM (Hz1zc)

269 Trey Gowdy ?

Posted by: The Jackhole at January 02, 2013 05:24 PM (nTgAI)

270 Dems: Repubs are evil racist who hate brown people, children, and women.

Repub: It's important that we not use inflammatory language that interferes with Congress, both Republican and Democrat, from doing the important things the American public wants us to do.

Dems: Republicans won't support Obama because they are racist scum who wish the KKK still existed. They won't vote to raise taxes because they care more about billionaires than children. Maybe if some white children were hurting the Repubs would try to help. We're sorry the Repubs are so evil, uncaring, and racist.

Repubs: Please stop saying mean things about us.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at January 02, 2013 05:24 PM (ZPrif)

271 Illinois new law: You can now collect roadkill. Like, you know, dead animals on the road. Home state of Chicago.The future is looking bright indeed.
Posted by: ElKomandante at January 02, 2013 05:21 PM (yUV0V)


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News headline: Hobo Victims of Hit and Run Rise Unexpectedly!

Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 05:24 PM (ki2Vw)

272 @263. You haven't figured out that the Commies play for keeps.
The only wavering the next Speaker should do is between napalm and WP: we don't want to burn down the House.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 02, 2013 05:25 PM (1V6Pv)

273 On NY Eve we were discussing the Possum Drop in Brasstown, NC that PETA had banned (and no, the possum wasn't to be dropped, just lowered in some sort of contraption).

Wonder if the mayor told PETA to fuck themselves and dropped the furry rat anyway?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 05:25 PM (UOM48)

274 264 Rep. Bachmann may be Speaker at some point.

Guest speaker at your local community college perhaps. Speaker of the House? No.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 02, 2013 05:23 PM (SY2Kh)

You don't like her cause she's a woman.

Posted by: the NOW resurrected after the elction at January 02, 2013 05:25 PM (/b8+5)

275 "To be elected, a candidate must receive an absolute majority of the votes cast—which may be less than a majority of the full House because of vacancies, absentee Members, or Members who vote 'present.' If no candidate receives the majority of votes, the roll call is repeated until a majority is reached and the Speaker is elected."

http://1.usa.gov/jPLMyw

Posted by: 80sBaby at January 02, 2013 05:25 PM (YjDyJ)

276 so a loss and one yes vote in a we're-screwed-either-way situation turns him from great conservative hope into lah-oo-zergimme a break
Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 05:13 PM (60GaT)


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I think Paul Ryan could not only get at least some things slowed down or stopped altogether, but come up with some political schemes to make the dems look really bad.
Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 05:21 PM (ki2Vw)

You know, I think he knows exactly where we stand. He did the easy thing and flipped us the finger while assuring himself a place in the prog movement. I'm sorry, but one big oh shit, does erase 500 attaboys.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 05:25 PM (l86i3)

277 Bill Whittle, Speaker of the House.

Posted by: mare at January 02, 2013 05:25 PM (A98Xu)

278 Illinois new law: You can now collect roadkill. Like, you know, dead animals on the road.



Maybe it's an expansion of WIC.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows being American means free rubbers and gun control at January 02, 2013 05:22 PM (Lxw+T)

Sounds like the State of Illinois has figured out a way to save the coroner the cost of Hoovering up dead gang-bangers in Chicago. But who would want to haul those home and cook them?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 02, 2013 05:25 PM (29+x5)

279 Posted by: the NOW resurrected after the elction

That's not plausible. NOW's position is that she's not a woman, she's a Republican.

Posted by: Kinder, Gentler HeatherRadish™ at January 02, 2013 05:26 PM (ZKzrr)

280 Maybe it's an expansion of WIC.


LMAO

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 05:26 PM (l86i3)

281
allowing that Fluke fiasco to take place

Can't put that one on Boehner, that was a democrat commitee meeting as a fake testimony that the mfm chose to attend and film. It was not official business. I don't even know if it was in the capitol building.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 02, 2013 05:26 PM (69Mdf)

282 Lemme know when something happens. I'm gonna put in my VHS of Edith Prickley Live at the Melonville Baths...with Chuck Heston reading the Federalist Papers.

Posted by: Steff McKee at January 02, 2013 05:26 PM (WVIkK)

283 Hollowpoint, would you have predicted Regan could be President?

Posted by: Thorvald at January 02, 2013 05:26 PM (1V6Pv)

284







STFU, Jordan, you dunce



Posted by: soothsayer at January 02, 2013 05:27 PM (ptD6d)

285 I'm not a huge fan of Bachmann. But Pelosi is more batshit crazy than Bachmann and she was Speaker.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at January 02, 2013 05:27 PM (ZPrif)

286 Boehner will offer his resignation but the caucus will reject his offer.


Posted by: Ms. Jeanne Dixon at January 02, 2013 05:27 PM (pWeX5)

287 He's not stepping down. He doesn't think he's done anything wrong. We can't event get "let it burn" right. Pathetic.

Posted by: LB at January 02, 2013 05:27 PM (CSLof)

288 271

but it's not as if people can't see through the Dem/MSDNC rhetoric if given the opportunity. Romney's first debate. 2010. past Republican presidential victories. etc.

it's not a matter of being "nice" just having people who have the qualities that pass through the media filter. no one's saying the current leadership's great at that but some of the people being suggested are worse.

Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 05:27 PM (60GaT)

289
Someone needs to tell a guy his cheeks don't look good in a lacy pink thong if he's over about 260#.
Posted by: Thorvald




Say it to my face, why don't ya?

Posted by: Bruce Vilanch

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 02, 2013 05:27 PM (kdS6q)

290 phoenixgirl: "where the fuck is smod? seriously?"

I'm pretty sure it actually hit Nov. 6, 2012. Its designated name read "SCoaMF".

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at January 02, 2013 05:28 PM (eHIJJ)

291
But Guy.... GUY,

then why were Republicans in attendance?

They should never have been there! I have to blame Boner for that. And those idiots who went to that staged hearing.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 02, 2013 05:29 PM (ptD6d)

292 Hollowpoint, would you have predicted Regan could be President?

When I was 10 years old?

No, I was too busy shooting chipmunks with my Crossman 760 to care about politics.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 02, 2013 05:29 PM (SY2Kh)

293 I'm not a huge fan of Bachmann. But Pelosi is more batshit crazy than Bachmann and she was Speaker.
Posted by: Flatbush Joe at January 02, 2013 05:27 PM (ZPrif)

The MFM painted Bachman like they painted Palin and every other worth a shit conservative individual. Take away there bullshit talking points and you find honor, integrity and the love of the Constitution

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 05:29 PM (l86i3)

294 Ryan voted for this piece of shit.

He is persona non-grata!

The only person I would except for speaker is a movement conservative who is not currently in congress.

In other words, Thomas Sowell for Speaker of the House!!!!

Posted by: General Woundwort at January 02, 2013 05:29 PM (RrD4h)

295 Somebody like Preston Brooks would make a great Speaker.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 02, 2013 05:29 PM (1V6Pv)

296 Who cares.

This probably originated with some Democrat, anyway.

Christ.....give it up. Someone turn off the coffee pot on the way out.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at January 02, 2013 05:29 PM (B/ap2)

297 Greg Gutfeld for President. And Kimberly Guilfoyle for VP.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 05:30 PM (UOM48)

298 Sounds like the State of Illinois has figured out a way to save the coroner the cost of Hoovering up dead gang-bangers in Chicago. But who would want to haul those home and cook them?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 02, 2013 05:25 PM (29+x5)


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Patience. It's coming. Watch for it.

Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 05:30 PM (ki2Vw)

299 I've never spent time on the HuffPo website, but did today. Whoa. Their commentors are batshit crazy, dumbasses, racist and homophobic all at the same time.
A frequent commenter (gold starred, or something)on their political website had never heard the term "pork" used in a political context and didn't know what that meant.

Makes me feel much better about our little moron hoard!

Posted by: LASue at January 02, 2013 05:30 PM (pWeX5)

300 Boehner decided to hold secret and closed-door meetings with SCOAMF and
the Democrats - not just this once but multiple times over the past two
years. Of all of those times, what have we gotten out of it?


Know what other Speaker held closed-door meetings with the opposition party?

All of them.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 02, 2013 05:30 PM (SY2Kh)

301
I don't remember any repubs there....but then again I drink on occasion.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 02, 2013 05:30 PM (69Mdf)

302 Makes me feel much better about our little moron hoard!
Posted by: LASue at January 02, 2013 05:30 PM (pWeX5)


So, at some point you felt bad? Where you cheating on us?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 05:31 PM (l86i3)

303
I guess now he will really have something to cry about.

Posted by: Beverley at January 02, 2013 05:31 PM (oRUeA)

304 Now the amazing state of Illinois is charging three dollars as an entrance fee in strip clubs. The $ will go to domestic violence.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 05:31 PM (UOM48)

305 300 are they talking about how the smidgen of current cuts is going to starve poor babies for fun or something

Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 05:31 PM (60GaT)

306 Greg Gutfeld for President. And Kimberly Guilfoyle for VP.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 05:30 PM (UOM4

And Andrea Tantaros for me

Posted by: The Jackhole at January 02, 2013 05:31 PM (nTgAI)

307 I listened to one song by Ramallah the other day and have since listened to the rest. Pretty fucking good.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at January 02, 2013 05:31 PM (ZOf1l)

308 Tommy Shanks would be a better Speaker than Boehner.

Posted by: Steff McKee at January 02, 2013 05:32 PM (WVIkK)

309 The MFM painted Bachman like they painted Palin and every other worth a shit female conservative individual. Take away there bullshit talking points and you find honor, integrity and the love of the Constitution

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 05:29 PM (l86i3)



That seems more accurate.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 05:32 PM (IvVLN)

310 The MFM painted Bachman like they painted Palin and every other worth a shit conservative individual. Take away there bullshit talking points and you find honor, integrity and the love of the Constitution
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 05:29 PM (l86i3)


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Agree. Plus she'd fry the brains of some of the commenters here. It'd be fun.

Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 05:32 PM (ki2Vw)

311
maybe you're right, Guy

I sess the future, the past is blurry to me.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 02, 2013 05:32 PM (ptD6d)

312 Do we have someone who has a big pair?

Posted by: Beverley at January 02, 2013 05:32 PM (oRUeA)

313 The $ will go to domestic violence.

What, we gotta pay the FSA to assault their baby mommies/daddies now?

For fuck's sake.

Posted by: Kinder, Gentler HeatherRadish™ at January 02, 2013 05:33 PM (ZKzrr)

314 Boehner seems like a decent human, tries hard, and maybe has some noble intentions. He sure has a hard time getting the ball over the goal line. Is he to light for the job? He can't rally the troops, can't articulate the cause, and can't get that ball over the line. I'm certain he will do the right thing and wipe away the tears, take his seat, and be supportive of the new leadership.

Posted by: R. Aurum Tar at January 02, 2013 05:34 PM (S/akZ)

315 Maybe it's time to have taped/open door meetings. Get some of the dems on record saying what they think. Closed door meetings haven't helped the House since....Newt. You have to have a strong, smart speaker for that, Boehner never even came close.

Posted by: mare at January 02, 2013 05:34 PM (A98Xu)

316
Ha. Tommy Two Times would be an awesome speaker.

We gotta cut the deficit, cut the deficit.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 02, 2013 05:34 PM (69Mdf)

317
Is speculatin' the same as fapalatin'

Posted by: red at January 02, 2013 05:34 PM (ymJbM)

318 Now the amazing state of Illinois is charging three dollars as an entrance fee in strip clubs. The $ will go to domestic violence.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 05:31 PM (UOM4


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It's to help the chillren that all those dancers leave at home alone every night.

Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 05:35 PM (ki2Vw)

319 315 r aurum tar

what are you smoking?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 9th day of Christmas at January 02, 2013 05:35 PM (GVxQo)

320 Posted by: R. Aurum Tar at January 02, 2013 05:34 PM (S/akZ)

He's a drunken prog that had his turn at the helm and fucked it away.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 05:35 PM (l86i3)

321 We the american people have had one too many Boners up the but the past 4 years.....no more boehner!!

Draft Mitt for House Speaker.

Maybe this time he wont hold his punches when he shits on obama.

Posted by: jeremiah God Damn Barack Obama the Mother Fucking SCoaMF wright at January 02, 2013 05:36 PM (+OTLF)

322 It's obviously not likely, but if Allen West ever was voted Speaker my opinion of the GOP would turn on a dime and C-SPAN would immediately go on my guide favorites list.


Posted by: ontherocks at January 02, 2013 05:36 PM (aZ6ew)

323 Buzz: Boehner to Resign?
Didn't notice the colon at first, I thought for a tenth of a second that he had a whipass nickname. More fool I.
Maybe if he'd had a nickname like "Buzz", he wouldn't have wound up being such a detestable crying little surrender pussy. Guys nicknamed "Buzz" make unauthorized flypasts of the tower at over 400 knots!

Posted by: Mike James at January 02, 2013 05:36 PM (cgDgK)

324 301
Boehner decided to hold secret and closed-door meetings with SCOAMF and

the Democrats - not just this once but multiple times over the past two

years. Of all of those times, what have we gotten out of it?



*****

Know what other Speaker held closed-door meetings with the opposition party?

All of them.




Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 02, 2013 05:30 PM (SY2Kh)

___________________-
Know what other speaker lost every single negotiation he/she held with the president?

None of them.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 02, 2013 05:36 PM (HDgX3)

325 One of two things is true.

1. Boehner is incompetent and therefore should be replaced.
2. The speaker of the house is actually impotent, and therefore no harm would be done in replacing Boehner.


Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at January 02, 2013 05:36 PM (0q2P7)

326 Draft Mitt for House Speaker.

Maybe this time he wont hold his punches when he shits on obama.
Posted by: jeremiah God Damn Barack Obama the Mother Fucking SCoaMF wright at January 02, 2013 05:36 PM (+OTLF)


That has to be sarc.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 05:37 PM (l86i3)

327
What, we gotta pay the FSA to assault their baby mommies/daddies now?

For fuck's sake.


Posted by: Kinder, Gentler HeatherRadish™


Used to be they had ambition and would get off the lazy boy and just do it, but they don't swing a fist anymore without gettin a kick-up in the EBT.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 02, 2013 05:37 PM (69Mdf)

328 "He's a drunken prog that had his turn at the helm and fucked it away."

Yes.

Posted by: mare at January 02, 2013 05:37 PM (A98Xu)

329 However smart or nice a guy Boehner is he has been completely ineffective. It's time to hang up your guns.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 02, 2013 05:37 PM (XUKZU)

330 Who cares? Then Cantor steps up as speaker? This party is circling the drain. Killed by cowardice and compromise.

Posted by: rrpjr at January 02, 2013 05:37 PM (Vvj5Z)

331 Leave the job open, then never call the House into session.

Posted by: somebody else, not me at January 02, 2013 05:37 PM (nZvGM)

332 How about Newt as Speaker?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 02, 2013 05:38 PM (HDgX3)

333 241 He can talk and he understands the math but he has no backbone whatsoever...

For most of his career Ryan has been publicly advocating for conservative entitlement, healthcare, and tax reforms while other members continue to hide behind their desks. So I can understand being disappointed about some of his votes but he does in fact have a backbone.

Posted by: 80sBaby at January 02, 2013 05:38 PM (YjDyJ)

334 43
Daddy, why is the orange man crying?


Yes, why? Why is he orange? Is that a spray on D.C. tan? Or does he fish a lot?

Posted by: Sphynx at January 02, 2013 05:38 PM (j2McS)

335 332 somebody else

i like it

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 9th day of Christmas at January 02, 2013 05:38 PM (GVxQo)

336 Now the amazing state of Illinois is charging three dollars as an
entrance fee in strip clubs. The $ will go to domestic violence.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 05:31 PM (UOM4


How about all the strip club goers just give their wives/girlfriends the three bucks instead of going to the strip clubs.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at January 02, 2013 05:38 PM (ZOf1l)

337 "How about Newt as Speaker?"

brilliant

Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 05:40 PM (60GaT)

338 someone from Boehner's office says he's not stepping down

Depends on the meaning of is. "He is not stepping down" is not the same as "He will not step down".

Posted by: t-bird at January 02, 2013 05:40 PM (FcR7P)

339 "The MFM painted Bachman like they painted Palin and every other worth a shit female conservative individual."

The media is friendly and sympathetic to Olympia Snow, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. All are portrayed as moderate, reasonable and capable.

Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 05:40 PM (Hz1zc)

340 joking maybe i guess

Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 05:40 PM (60GaT)

341 Horse twaddle. I've been informed by reliable sources that the House Republicans are the only mass group of career politicians in the entire World devoid of ambition or desire to replace their superior. What would they do without Boehner?

Posted by: MlR at January 02, 2013 05:41 PM (vR2l5)

342 Clean up on aisle 141?

Posted by: Chicagorefugee at January 02, 2013 05:41 PM (MbXOQ)

343 The media is friendly and sympathetic to Olympia
Snow, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. All are portrayed as moderate,
reasonable and capable.

Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 05:40 PM (Hz1zc)

_____________
The media is always sympathetic to Democrats who have an R next to their name.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 02, 2013 05:41 PM (HDgX3)

344 jordan

you are an idiot

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 9th day of Christmas at January 02, 2013 05:41 PM (GVxQo)

345 340

those people are the worst kind of centrists though

they don't occupy some enlightened space, the middle is not always the Reasonable Choice

Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 05:42 PM (60GaT)

346 The media is friendly and sympathetic to Olympia Snow, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. All are portrayed as moderate, reasonable and capable.
Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 05:40 PM (Hz1zc)


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I'm going to..................Can't. Do. It.

Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 05:42 PM (ki2Vw)

347 Unbelievable, NOW when asked about stepping down Boehner gets stubborn? Really? The guy had been worthless, a feather in the wind, a spineless, three martini lunch, goof and NOW he wants to be tough about saving his job?

Posted by: mare at January 02, 2013 05:42 PM (A98Xu)

348 Yesterday and New Year's Eve blood was coming out of the eyes of that bald finance expert analyst on CNN as he strained to defend Obama's every position on the fiscal cliff crap.

Made me laugh out loud. Often.

Posted by: Sphynx at January 02, 2013 05:42 PM (j2McS)

349 Why not Newt?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 02, 2013 05:42 PM (HDgX3)

350 Breaking news on this day of January 2nd, 2018.

President Barack Obama has issued a national decree. Dead bodies may be consumed in place of burial. Heat treatment recommended, but not legally required.

Posted by: Socialism will work this time- fo real doe at January 02, 2013 05:42 PM (Fazon)

351 Rand Paul or Allen West

Posted by: Cheri at January 02, 2013 05:43 PM (EAgmr)

352 I also believe in the Eastern Bunny, and the GOP leadership.

Posted by: MlR at January 02, 2013 05:43 PM (vR2l5)

353 cheri

really?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 9th day of Christmas at January 02, 2013 05:43 PM (GVxQo)

354 How about Newt as Speaker?

The guy who got his ass kicked politically by Clinton at every turn?

No thanks.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 02, 2013 05:44 PM (SY2Kh)

355 343
Clean up on aisle 141?




Yes, please. That's a particularly nasty troll.

Paging Ace or a coblogger.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 05:44 PM (UOM48)

356 I also believe in the Eastern Bunny, and the GOP leadership.
Posted by: MlR at January 02, 2013 05:43 PM (vR2l5)


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What the fuck is wrong with the Western Bunny?

Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 05:45 PM (ki2Vw)

357 The guy who got his ass kicked politically by Clinton at every turn?

No thanks.


Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 02, 2013 05:44 PM (SY2Kh)

____________________
1996 Welfare Reform1997 Tax Reform1998 and 1999 Budget SurplusIf this is an ass kicking, I want my ass kicked.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 02, 2013 05:46 PM (HDgX3)

358 I always pay extra to get a Boehner at a strip club.

Posted by: Sphynx at January 02, 2013 05:46 PM (j2McS)

359 Does it really matter who the Speaker is?

Donkey or RINO we're fucked.

Posted by: mon nom est mpfs , going full Rand Paul at January 02, 2013 05:46 PM (+1Qws)

360 Boehner II: This Time It's Personal

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 02, 2013 05:46 PM (XUKZU)

361 350 he's a smart guy but he's got, errr, foibles.

and i'm not just being Mr. Puritan about the third marriage to creepy whatshername. i mean the general self-aggrandizement, "fundamental" sense of Historical Importance, etc. it can be effective when he's ridiculing some dumb idea, other times not so much.

Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 05:47 PM (60GaT)

362 The guy who got his ass kicked politically by Clinton at every turn?No thanks.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 02, 2013 05:44 PM (SY2Kh)


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That's certainly not how I remember it. Perhaps I didn't get that lesson at the camps.

Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 05:47 PM (ki2Vw)

363 Mo, no. We need a black, gay, Muslim as Speaker then everybody will see we're not mean and everybody will like us.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 02, 2013 05:48 PM (XUKZU)

364 My head hurts from the reading the beating Christie deservedly gets about his commentsand the bleating about Boehner on this thread.

The difference of course is no one pays attention tocomments postedto AOS or so I've been told.

Posted by: polynikes at January 02, 2013 05:48 PM (m2CN7)

365 I would find it hard to believe that new media; bloggers and twitter, don't influence these decisions in real-time.

It is astounding that we can send a direct communication, live, to a sitting member of Congress.

Issa tweets, we reply. Tweet Michael Bennet, he retweets.

Just amazing.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 02, 2013 05:48 PM (piMMO)

366 No, no. We need a black, gay, Muslim as Speaker then everybody will see we're not mean and everybody will like us.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 02, 2013 05:48 PM (XUKZU)

367 The media is friendly and sympathetic to Olympia Snow, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. All are portrayed as moderate, reasonable and capable.
Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 05:40 PM (Hz1zc)


That's would be called the stupid tri-fecta. Or the prog trifecta, or the straight up bullshit FKN commie fake phony bitch tri-fecta,

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 05:48 PM (l86i3)

368 No matter what happens with the Speaker, we have to tell the GOP to stop the bashing from within. It only feeds the media and makes us more pissed off!
Do the dems ever publicly take their problems out in the public? No, they keep them inside the party.

Christie bashed Boehner today, so did King for the same thing, a larded up bill for Sandy victims. They will have a clean one in a few days. It's been over two months. Does anyone think all the money can be magically distributed and fix every bit of damage in NY & NJ in a day?
Yes, the same fools that thought TFG was a messiah might believe it.

We have to stop beating the entire GOP. They deserve it but the republicans in office have to stop bashing each other.
Cantor is no better than Boehner, IMHO.

Posted by: CarolT at January 02, 2013 05:48 PM (z4WKX)

369 332 Leave the job open, then never call the House into session.

That is unconstitutional.


Posted by: 80sBaby at January 02, 2013 05:49 PM (YjDyJ)

370 Hey! I accidentally double posted. What do I win?

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 02, 2013 05:49 PM (XUKZU)

371 >>>it can be effective when he's ridiculing some dumb idea, other times not so much.

I want someone who will get petty and vindictive if he has to deal with, say an arrogant President with a God complex and belief in dictatorships.

There is one sure way to fight an ego as big as teh one. Get someone with a bigger ego.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at January 02, 2013 05:49 PM (0q2P7)

372 Face it, Obama has our Boehner beat. And well.

Posted by: Sphynx at January 02, 2013 05:49 PM (j2McS)

373 Independent of Boehner's actions, Christie is a blow hard, fat fricken asshole.

There is too much pork on that bill and fatso should be squawking about that, not Boehner.

Posted by: mare at January 02, 2013 05:50 PM (A98Xu)

374 I found out that oasdi my deduction goes from 4.2 to 6,2 %. Social Security wont be around for me - yea! At least Im getting a paycheck Im grateful for that.

Posted by: Cheri at January 02, 2013 05:50 PM (EAgmr)

375 Unbelievable, NOW when asked about stepping down Boehner gets stubborn?

---

Stepping down and bending over are two separate things.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 02, 2013 05:51 PM (XUKZU)

376 Gingrich talks good, but he endorsed Scozzafava.
Gingrich is a good Republican; glad to have him on our side.
Prez? Nope.
Speaker? Nope.
Preston Brooks may be what we'll need with sociopath Alan Grayson, an actual ticking time bomb, back in for the 113th.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 02, 2013 05:51 PM (1V6Pv)

377 @334

Ryan is all talk.


When the rubber met the road he voted for tarp, stimulus, Medicare Part D, Bailouts, this POS.

In other words Paul Ryan is whore.

Fuck him!!!

The Paul Ryan everyone thinks exists is a phatasm!

Posted by: General Woundwort at January 02, 2013 05:51 PM (RrD4h)

378 362
350 he's a smart guy but he's got, errr, foibles.

and i'm not
just being Mr. Puritan about the third marriage to creepy whatshername. i
mean the general self-aggrandizement, "fundamental" sense of Historical
Importance, etc. it can be effective when he's ridiculing some dumb
idea, other times not so much.


Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 05:47 PM (60GaT)

______________
Granted, he's a bit of a pompous ass. But he's a guy who can

a) articulate the conservative argument better than just about anyone on the political scene
b) has the experience
c) because he is so unpredictable, Obama would always be on his toes. Negotiating with a crazy guy is never easy.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 02, 2013 05:51 PM (HDgX3)

379 Paul Ryan - dead to me.

FACTA NON VERBA

his "facta" tend to stink like rino

Posted by: BlackOrchid-StillMissingDagny at January 02, 2013 05:52 PM (J6kXj)

380 If thedumbasses would have passed Plan B the ball would have been in the Dems and Obama's court. But no, that would have been the smart thing to do.

Posted by: polynikes at January 02, 2013 05:52 PM (m2CN7)

381 That is unconstitutional.







Posted by: 80sBaby at January 02, 2013 05:49 PM (YjDyJ)

____________
NO COMPRENDE

Posted by: NY TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD at January 02, 2013 05:52 PM (HDgX3)

382 I want someone who will get petty and vindictive if he has to deal with, say an arrogant President with a God complex and belief in dictatorships. There is one sure way to fight an ego as big as teh one. Get someone with a bigger ego.
Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at January 02, 2013 05:49 PM (0q2P7)


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I've said many times that we need an asshole in power to counter the dems. Newt would be perfect.

Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 05:53 PM (ki2Vw)

383 Why exactly are all these morons suggesting politicians who are not U.S. Reps as candidates for Speaker of the House?? And arguing about it?? WTF? Mickey Mouse as Speaker of the House! Huzzaah!

Posted by: Sphynx at January 02, 2013 05:54 PM (j2McS)

384 Paul Ryan - dead to me.

FACTA NON VERBA

his "facta" tend to stink like rino
Posted by: BlackOrchid-StillMissingDagny at January 02, 2013 05:52 PM (J6kXj)


Paul Ryan is a wonk. And a good one. He knows the numbers, the acronyms and the players. He is not a leader. He still thinks things should be fair and square. He has no idea he got fucked so hard his dead grandmother came.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 05:54 PM (l86i3)

385 Ryan because B.O. already hates his guts. Save a lot of time.
And he could try to teach B.O. to add and subtract.

Posted by: wth at January 02, 2013 05:55 PM (wAQA5)

386 Yeah it worked perfect when Gingrich's ego came into play when he perceived he was snubbed on AF 1. Wait, it didn't.

Posted by: polynikes at January 02, 2013 05:55 PM (m2CN7)

387 384
Why exactly are all these morons suggesting politicians who are not U.S.
Reps as candidates for Speaker of the House?? And arguing about it??
WTF? Mickey Mouse as Speaker of the House! Huzzaah!


Posted by: Sphynx at January 02, 2013 05:54 PM (j2McS)

_____________
Fucknut, the speaker doesn't have to be an elected member. Any other brilliant questions?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 02, 2013 05:56 PM (HDgX3)

388 Serious suggestion for a non-member Speaker: Glenn Reynolds, AKA "the Instapundit." Highly intelligent, economically conservative, socially a moderate libertarian, a lawyer, and having an enormous record on the web that makes him (almost) impossible to misrepresent.

Posted by: PersonFromPorlock at January 02, 2013 05:56 PM (2VCZA)

389 Granted, he's a bit of a pompous ass. But he's a guy who can a) articulate the conservative argument better than just about anyone on the political sceneb) has the experiencec) because he is so unpredictable, Obama would always be on his toes. Negotiating with a crazy guy is never easy.
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 02, 2013 05:51 PM (HDgX3)


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d) He can pummel the MFM like chicken in a tornado.

Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 05:57 PM (ki2Vw)

390 Ah, Sphincter, Constitutionally you don't have to be a member of the House to be the Speaker.

Posted by: mare at January 02, 2013 05:57 PM (A98Xu)

391 I see many of you didn't learn shit from the 2012 election. People don't care about facts and figures. They need short simple concepts. They need drama. They need flair. That's what Newt brings. And sadly, that's the opposite of Ryan. He can tell you in great detail what each line item of the budget means....too bad nobody cares.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 02, 2013 05:58 PM (HDgX3)

392 I saw Schumer bash Boehner today too, and he also added Issa. I hope they both tell him to go F himself!

Posted by: CarolT at January 02, 2013 05:58 PM (z4WKX)

393 391
Ah, Sphincter, Constitutionally you don't have to be a member of the House to be the Speaker.


News to me. And thanks for the insult.

Posted by: Sphynx at January 02, 2013 05:59 PM (j2McS)

394 I saw Schumer bash Boehner today too, and he also added Issa. I hope they both tell him to go F himself!


*****

Schumer has had a shitty reputation since before I can even remember following politics.

I can easily see them telling him to shove it up his ass.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 02, 2013 05:59 PM (piMMO)

395 Am I the only 'ette who finds Issa sexy?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 02, 2013 06:00 PM (piMMO)

396 YES! Please resign, Mr Boehner. ~ From the guy who doesn't expect anyone to listen to his measly little opinion

Posted by: The guy who doesn't expect anyone to listen to his measly little opinion at January 02, 2013 06:00 PM (CLkAH)

397 News to me. And thanks for the insult.


Posted by: Sphynx at January 02, 2013 05:59 PM (j2McS)

____________
If you don't know what the fuck you're talking about, it;s better to shut shut the fuck up.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 02, 2013 06:01 PM (HDgX3)

398 I like the idea of someone with as big an ego as TFG. Newt would scare the hell out of SCOAMT. Newt could be speaker only and deal with the SCOAMF.

Posted by: CarolT at January 02, 2013 06:02 PM (z4WKX)

399 Schumer has had a shitty reputation since before I can even remember following politics. I can easily see them telling him to shove it up his ass.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 02, 2013 05:59 PM (piMMO)


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Well, Boehner did tell the pederast to go fuck himself after everything was done and over with. I just wish he'd have said that DURING the process.

Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 06:02 PM (ki2Vw)

400 398
News to me. And thanks for the insult.




Posted by: Sphynx at January 02, 2013 05:59 PM (j2McS)

____________
If you don't know what the fuck you're talking about, it;s better to shut shut the fuck up.



Thanks for being so very very gracious.

Posted by: Sphynx at January 02, 2013 06:03 PM (j2McS)

401 Ah, Sphincter, Constitutionally you don't have to be a member of the House to be the Speaker.

Hell, you don't even have to represent our interests.

Posted by: t-bird at January 02, 2013 06:04 PM (FcR7P)

402 Am I the only 'ette who finds Issa sexy?
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 02, 2013 06:00 PM (piMMO)


----------------------------------------------------


Don't you........................ah, nevermind.

Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 06:05 PM (ki2Vw)

403 Quoting PersonFromPorlock:"Serious suggestion for a non-member Speaker: Glenn Reynolds, AKA "the
Instapundit." Highly intelligent, economically conservative, socially a
moderate libertarian, a lawyer, and having an enormous record on the web
that makes him (almost) impossible to misrepresent."

What is this?! Are you trying to suggest someone who is sober, conservative and might actually get some positive stuff done??? Insanity, I say to you, sir. Insanity.

Posted by: The guy who doesn't expect anyone to listen to his measly little opinion at January 02, 2013 06:05 PM (CLkAH)

404 Mark Steyn. I'd trust him to speak for me.

Posted by: t-bird at January 02, 2013 06:06 PM (FcR7P)

405 When the going gets tough, they call for the sons of bitches.

Posted by: Admiral Ernst J. King Commander in Chief U.S. Fleet (CINCUS) - for real at January 02, 2013 06:07 PM (3xuEM)

406 "That's would be called the stupid tri-fecta. Or the prog trifecta, or the straight up bullshit FKN commie fake phony bitch tri-fecta,"

Whatever you say, but it isn't the media tearing down republican women. It's a limited number of people like you, from within the movement. As I said, Collins, Murkowski and Snowe all get a fair shake from what you would call the mainstream media, but are regularly excoriated in venues like this one.

Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 06:07 PM (Hz1zc)

407 1996 Welfare Reform1997 Tax Reform1998 and 1999 Budget SurplusIf this is an ass kicking, I want my ass kicked.

Know who got 100% of the credit for those things?

Hint: It wasn't a member of the party who lost House seats in the '98 mid-term election, and lost both House and Senate seats in 2000.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 02, 2013 06:08 PM (SY2Kh)

408 hahahaha...Hey, lighten up, Sphynx.....I thought I was being mild. Sorry.

Posted by: mare at January 02, 2013 06:10 PM (A98Xu)

409 Hell, you don't even have to represent our interests.
Posted by: t-bird at January 02, 2013 06:04 PM (FcR7P)

HA!

Posted by: mare at January 02, 2013 06:11 PM (A98Xu)

410 Quoting WalrusRex: "Hey! I accidentally double posted. What do I win?"

Actually, the technical definition of a double post is where one posts the IDENTICAL post twice. Your posts are different. Example, your first one begins with "Mo, no. We need a black, gay, Muslim..." and your second begins with "No, no. We need a black, gay, Muslim...", so no prize of 1 year free subscription to ace.mu.nu for you.

Sorry!

Posted by: The guy who doesn't expect anyone to listen to his measly little opinion at January 02, 2013 06:12 PM (CLkAH)

411 I've said many times that we need an asshole in power to counter the dems. Newt would be perfect.
Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 05:53 PM (ki2Vw)

All, all his skeletons are out of the closet. He's fearless. He's proven he's not afraid of the press. He'd be perfect and he'd get things done and he really is brilliant.

Posted by: the NOW resurrected after the elction at January 02, 2013 06:14 PM (/b8+5)

412 What the fuck is wrong with the Western Bunny?

He's been busted for running coke and illegals across the border.

Other than that, nothing.

Posted by: John Titor at January 02, 2013 06:15 PM (xKC/c)

413 Quoting Socialism will work this time- fo real doe: "President Barack Obama has issued a national decree.
Dead bodies may be consumed in place of burial. Heat treatment
recommended, but not legally required"

...and thus begins the Zombie Apocalypse...

Man, with the Zombie Apocalypse closing following the Leech Apocalypse, do you think we could find a way to make them to feast off each other and thereby save humanity?

Posted by: Mr_Write at January 02, 2013 06:18 PM (CLkAH)

414 Repussylicans
Grand Old Pussies


Posted by: jeremiah God Damn Barack Obama the Mother Fucking SCoaMF wright at January 02, 2013 06:18 PM (+OTLF)

415 ^we get it

Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 06:22 PM (60GaT)

416 Quoting Soona: "I've said many times that we need an a**hole in power to counter the dems..."

Agreed, but we need the tough, mean guy a-hole rather than Newty, the sleazy, compromising, smarmy kind. There's at least 537 of the latter already in Washington DC.

Posted by: Mr_Write at January 02, 2013 06:22 PM (CLkAH)

417 Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 06:07 PM (Hz1zc)

If you look back you'll notice he specified *conservative* not republican. In fact, your examples go to prove his point.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at January 02, 2013 06:31 PM (wbeNt)

418 Boehner ain't going anywhere. In fact I read that if it looked like Boehner might lose the Democrats are prepared to vote for him to keep him speaker... That tells you everything you need to know about Boehner...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at January 02, 2013 06:32 PM (9+ccr)

419 As opposed to Hastert, or Michel, before 1994, Newt was a better candidate, yes he has his faults, and foibles, but who can articulate a clear vision,

Posted by: phillip fry at January 02, 2013 06:33 PM (Jsiw/)

420 378 334 Ryan is all talk...

I've heard his reasoning for voting for some of those bills and there are others that it sounds like he'd no longer support. Moreover, his voting record has improved and he's helped move the House Rs rightward on certain issues (e.g., Medicare reform). Also, voting against the deal without hesitating would've been the better long-term career move, so it's difficult to label him a political opportunist. I haven't always agreed with him and he's made some controversial decisions but he doesn't make those decisions lightly. That could always change, though.

Posted by: 80sBaby at January 02, 2013 07:03 PM (YjDyJ)

421 419
Boehner ain't going anywhere. In fact I read that if it looked like
Boehner might lose the Democrats are prepared to vote for him to keep
him speaker... That tells you everything you need to know about
Boehner...


Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at January 02, 2013 06:32 PM (9+ccr)

Why oh why didn't His parent name him Harry?

Posted by: jeremiah God Damn Barack Obama the Mother Fucking SCoaMF wright at January 02, 2013 07:14 PM (+OTLF)

422 I'd prefer a different Speaker but trying to unite the Rs around a consensus candidate who actually wants the job will be difficult.

Posted by: 80sBaby at January 02, 2013 07:18 PM (YjDyJ)

423 He needs to go. Period

Posted by: Manolo at January 02, 2013 08:01 PM (PttbO)

424 Actually....Newt really would be a good choice. He knows what he is doing, knows how to message, thinks outside the box and is an excellent turn around artist/insurgent leader. More importantly: Honey Badger ain't scared, Honey Badger don't care!

Posted by: Sgt Jasper at January 02, 2013 08:11 PM (lfNbg)

425 I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the Willie Brown option. I think Boehner is capable of it.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 02, 2013 09:36 PM (k34Gz)

426 McCain, Romney and Boehner have proven if you let the demorats run your Presidential campaign/politics for their opposition party, the demorats will win easily every time.
How about Republicans try representing the people that put them in office, ya know, just for a change !
Being a Reagan was a slam dunk win, let's go back to winning politics the demorats couldn't prevail against. Let's give winning a chance AGAIN !

Posted by: christian at January 03, 2013 12:42 AM (KLIgx)

427 427 How about Republicans try representing the people that put them in office, ya know, just for a change !
-
That's a great idea.

With the exception of Ronald Reagan, conservative and Republican politicians usually refuse to do that, even when it's the likeliest way to win.

An important reason for that is that the credentialed culture-forming elite, including academia and Hollywood, has been smearing crap on conservative Christian straight white males continually for half a century and more. The result is that in the opinion of the best people, the "aristocracy" of all white countries, the white masses stink. They are considered mean, bigoted, stupid, hostile, gun-crazy and so on.

Standing up for people like that is unacceptable. If you are white, as many of the top people still are, it raises the suspicion that you in your heart are one of "them".

What you want to be is like Bill Clinton, "the first Black President," gloating that America will soon be majority non-white. (The cultural elite don't seem to consider men like Bill Clinton "white" in any meaningful sense. I agree with that.)

That "spiritual non-whiteness" has its appeal for elite Republicans too. A semi-Hispanic identity often seems to be the way to go.

For liberals, this is great.

For conservatives, it means that the voters usually get betrayed by the politicians, because conservative voters are the kind of people that Hollywood and academia smear and make stinky in the nostrils of important people like politicians, with the result that conservative politicians consistently go along with policies that harm and demographically destroy white conservative voting blocks, policies like mass immigration, affirmative action, quotas, set-asides, "disparate impact" law, and so on.

Breitbart advocated trying to engage with popular culture with the idea of making conservatives and their ideas "cool" again. Ace is trying to act on that. I agree this is the way to go.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at January 03, 2013 03:44 AM (y1X7W)

428 "Just speculatin'."

... as usual ...

Posted by: Rex the Wonder God at January 03, 2013 06:48 AM (21TJo)

429 "And let's face it, nobody wants his job."

Good. I don't want anyone in Congress to want their jobs. It works better that way.

Posted by: GalosGann at January 03, 2013 09:56 AM (T3KlW)






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Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat