Poll: Republicans Prefer Anyone Else to Boehner

Okay, "someone else" would be more accurate.

Geraghty digests a poll of Republicans finding "tepid" support for John Boehner, and majority support for a new leader.


When asked whether they agree with the statement, " trust House Speaker John Boehner to fight for the issues that are important to most Republicans,"52 percent agreed, 37 percent disagreed. Only 13 percent strongly agreed, 18 percent strongly disagreed.

Okay, a bare majority agrees he'll "fight" for Republican priorities. How effective do they think he'll be?

When asked whether they agree with the statement, "Speaker Boehner has been ineffective in opposing President Obama’s agenda", 64 percent agreed, 24 percent disagreed. An entire 29 percent strongly agreed, only 9 percent strongly disagreed.

Sounds about right. And this seems pretty bad for Boehner:

When asked whether they agree with the statement, "House Speaker John Boehner has the best interests of the American public at heart, rather than special interests", 44 percent agreed, 43 percent disagreed. Only 9 percent strongly agreed, and 20 percent strongly disagreed. 34% of respondents say they'd "definitely" prefer someone else.

60% of Republicans would prefer if a new man takes the Speakership, 34% saying they'd "definitely" prefer that.

No one is announcing a challenge to Boehner. I guess this poll is intended to gauge the likelihood of success of such a bid.

It seems there is a public desire for someone else in the Speaker's role, if only House Republicans would actually rise up to the occasion.

Shots Fired: Representative Jim Bridenstine (R, TX OK) just announced he will not be supporting Boehner as speaker.

Posted by: Ace at 11:35 AM




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1 Tepid boner?

Posted by: wooga at January 02, 2015 11:37 AM (DTzy9)

2 2nd!

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 02, 2015 11:37 AM (W8CO7)

3 >tear<

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at January 02, 2015 11:37 AM (27KAF)

4 The poll is nice, but generic Republicans do not select the Speaker. Only Republican representatives do.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Rant Responsibly at the Outrage Outlet! at January 02, 2015 11:38 AM (hLRSq)

5 *sniff*

Posted by: Crying Boner at January 02, 2015 11:38 AM (IsdBe)

6 I'd welcome a change. Cleaning spray tan off my junk ain't easy.

Posted by: Barack Obama at January 02, 2015 11:39 AM (uqV2n)

7 if only House Republicans would actually rise up to the occasion.
+
Boehner

Are you crowd-sourcing the comedy this year?

Posted by: Bob Dole at January 02, 2015 11:41 AM (DL2i+)

8 It seems there is a public desire for someone else in the Speaker's role, if only House Republicans would actually rise up to the occasion.

We know the drill.

1 - The people decide they want a new direction

2 - Existing "leadership" refuses to get the job done

3 - The people turn to new options to get the job done

4 - Exiting "leadership" corrupts and destroys the new blood to preserve their positions

Wash, rinse, repeat, until it all burns down.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Calling From Inside The House at January 02, 2015 11:41 AM (DT3rQ)

9 #SpeakerGowdy

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 02, 2015 11:41 AM (rwI+c)

10
Just to be a prick on a poll thread for almost getting willowed on the last thread.

Picture in your mind......




















Lena Dunham pole dancing.






You're welcome.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 02, 2015 11:42 AM (TIIx5)

11 We won't have an effective GOP until there is a republican president. If that president happens to be conservative, the GOP will, in a spirit of bipartisan compromise, work with their counterparts in the democrat party to contain any conservative urges the president might have, for the good of the country, of course. .

Posted by: Midnight Panhandler at January 02, 2015 11:42 AM (wv4qu)

12 When I was in middle school, we took a poll of all the boys in my class, asking who was "friends" with this one particular boy. We got something well over 50% who said they were not friends with this kid.

We presented the results to him.

I'm thinking the level of maturity of this nonsense in the U.S. House of Representatives is slightly below what we were when I was 13 years old.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 02, 2015 11:43 AM (TOk1P)

13 It seems there is a public desire for someone else in the Speaker's
role, if only House Republicans would actually rise up to the occasion.
***
The whole point of the 2014 election was putting the brakes on the Obama agenda, but Boehner and McConnell have refused to do so even with the massive wins.

What do you call the form of government where you get to vote on your leaders, but no matter who the people select they all implement the same policies?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 02, 2015 11:43 AM (78TbK)

14 if only House Republicans would actually rise up to the occasion.

yes but then they'd risk offending someone, can't have that

Posted by: brak at January 02, 2015 11:43 AM (Tj+s6)

15
Squirrel.

Yeah I dont particularly care for Boehner either..... but I suspect this poll was put together to give the bobbleheads something to highlight "division in the Republican ranks" while ignoring the huge schisms between Obama and Democrat Congress critters.

Remember... 2016 is just around the corner.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 02, 2015 11:44 AM (NaV4z)

16 Humongus/Toady'16: He's grant you free passage through the wasteland.

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 02, 2015 11:44 AM (rwI+c)

17 Boehner? I'm just gladiator.

Posted by: RWC at January 02, 2015 11:44 AM (fWAjv)

18 Lena Dunham would fit perfectly at the Clermont Lounge in Atlanta, alongside the one legged strippers and 300 pounders who smash beer cans with their jugs.

Posted by: wooga at January 02, 2015 11:45 AM (DTzy9)

19 If Boehner gets taken down it will be a good sign.

I put the odds at 22.7%

Posted by: Meremortal at January 02, 2015 11:45 AM (pBsHH)

20
Boehner? I'm just gladiator.

Posted by: RWC at January 02, 2015 11:44 AM (fWAjv)







*snort*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 02, 2015 11:45 AM (TIIx5)

21 I suspect that no matter how much the commenters here want Boehner and McConnel gone, they are not going to be ousted, especially not after the GOP did so well in November.


Me? I'm going to be pleased if they remain because that means there will be steady sales for the Rant and Rage packets at the old Outrage Outlet.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Rant Responsibly at the Outrage Outlet! at January 02, 2015 11:45 AM (hLRSq)

22 1 Tepid boner?

Posted by: wooga at January 02, 2015 11:37 AM (DTzy9)



Flaccid is the correct medical term.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 02, 2015 11:45 AM (uSAVP)

23 Look at who these fuckers have put into leadership.

1) Johnny "is it drinky time yet" Boehner;

2) Eric Cantor is thrown out in an historic election and they replace him with mini-me f'ing Kevin McCarthy, another loser squish;

3) And the whip, the so-called conservative is really nothing more than the bag man for Boehner, a guy who has single-handledly tried to fuck over the Republican Studies Cmte, a long time conservative bastion.

Is it time for a second fucking party yet?????

Posted by: prescient11 at January 02, 2015 11:45 AM (q5APL)

24 "issues that are important to most Republicans"

Let's see...racism, killing kids, killing women, killing brown people killing puppies, killing, protecting rapists, rape, insisting on stuff in a document written like a hundred years ago, math...you know, the usual.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 02, 2015 11:46 AM (659DL)

25 All of us down at the Brattleboro Women's Reproductive Health Choice
Clinic think the next Speaker of the House should be a Person of Color and they should ask President Obama on whom that should be.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at January 02, 2015 11:46 AM (Sd++4)

26 i think Reid and Boehner are both drunks.

Posted by: ThunderB at January 02, 2015 11:46 AM (zOTsN)

27 We won't have an effective GOP until there is a republican president. If that president happens to be conservative, the GOP will, in a spirit of bipartisan compromise, work with their counterparts in the democrat party to contain any conservative urges the president might have, for the good of the country, of course.

Yup. If there's one thing Democrats and Republicans can agree on, it's their hatred of conservatives.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 02, 2015 11:46 AM (W8CO7)

28 Midnight Panhandler:

I could not agree more.

Posted by: prescient11 at January 02, 2015 11:47 AM (q5APL)

29 ON WHOM THAT SHOULD BE?

Posted by: Al Sharpton at January 02, 2015 11:47 AM (rwI+c)

30 Geraghty digests a poll of Republicans finding "tepid" support for John Boehner



Flaccid.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 02, 2015 11:47 AM (nfmRC)

31 U cannot urinate from a Boner. Fact.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 02, 2015 11:47 AM (uSAVP)

32 Sir, the possibility of successfully removing a DIABLO Speaker of the House is approximately 3,720 to 1.

Artoo says that the chances of survival are 725 to 1.

Actually Artoo has been known to make mistakes... from time to time... Oh dear...

Posted by: C3P0 at January 02, 2015 11:47 AM (78TbK)

33 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 02, 2015 11:42 AM (TIIx5)

So help me, God, I will stop this blog.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 02, 2015 11:47 AM (659DL)

34
"issues that are important to most Republicans"

Let's see...racism, killing kids, killing women, killing brown people killing puppies, killing, protecting rapists, rape, insisting on stuff in a document written like a hundred years ago, math...you know, the usual.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 02, 2015 11:46 AM (659DL)








Hey. I resent the implication that I advocate killing puppehs.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 02, 2015 11:47 AM (TIIx5)

35 I'm available for a few months. Bitches.

Posted by: Jameis Newport Winston at January 02, 2015 11:48 AM (QWiro)

36 26 i think Reid and Boehner are both drunks.

Posted by: ThunderB at January 02, 2015 11:46 AM (zOTsN)

And lucky us, we get to pick up the tab.

Posted by: RWC at January 02, 2015 11:48 AM (fWAjv)

37 I'm thinking about those anti police protesters storming the St. Louis PD HQ screaming, "This is what Democracy looks like."

Posted by: Midnight Panhandler at January 02, 2015 11:48 AM (wv4qu)

38 Boehner's who the money men want.

If it becomes advantageous to replace Boehner, they will replace him with someone exactly like him.

#HandsUp,Don'tGingrich

Posted by: --- at January 02, 2015 11:48 AM (MMC8r)

39 Republican's, fucking up since 1989.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 02, 2015 11:49 AM (XzRw1)

40 And lucky us, we get to pick up the tab.
***
Great, because we've got 20 million or so "friends" who are going to be looking for a free lunch this year...and forever...too.

Posted by: Reid and Boehner at January 02, 2015 11:49 AM (78TbK)

41 Gowdy! Gowdy! Gowdy!

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 02, 2015 11:49 AM (rwI+c)

42 I have no faith that Boener has the people in mind and will do what's best for the country at all.

He needs to go.

Posted by: Sponge at January 02, 2015 11:49 AM (F4u7C)

43 Damn, I forgot outlawing contraceptive devices and such.

We are still going to do that, right?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 02, 2015 11:50 AM (659DL)

44 U cannot urinate from a Boner. Fact.
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 02, 2015 11:47 AM (uSAVP)



Actually, you can. You just can't aim it well, unless you stand back, 'way back.

TMI?

Posted by: Midnight Panhandler at January 02, 2015 11:50 AM (wv4qu)

45 Thin veneer of civility:

Yes!!! That needs to be a bumper sticker. One of the favorite shirts I have says "Old School Conservative" with a picture of Reagan.

The rest of these loser squishes in teh GOPe need to get their fucking shine boxes.

Posted by: prescient11 at January 02, 2015 11:50 AM (q5APL)

46 That gang of halfassed dog-turds-on-little-stick-legs couldn't "rise to the occasion" of a naked ginger with a sammitch and a beer in her hands, let alone actually taking a political stand for anything other than more money and power for themselves.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 02, 2015 11:50 AM (Wlfsp)

47 we are fooked unless there is a conservative coup and Scalise has done his level best to stop that

Posted by: ThunderB at January 02, 2015 11:51 AM (zOTsN)

48 Ok morans, quick question, whom do we want to replace Boehner?

I've heard Gowdy. Any other thoughts?

Posted by: prescient11 at January 02, 2015 11:51 AM (q5APL)

49 <<It seems there is a public desire for someone else in the Speaker's
role, if only House Republicans would actually rise up to the occasion.>>

Why start now?

(he said, bitterly sarcastic)

Posted by: SGT York at January 02, 2015 11:51 AM (gjaCP)

50 "This is what Democracy looks like."

***
Democracy is now using force to take from others whatever the results of the latest election, just like racism is now judging a man by the content of his character INSTEAD of the color of his skin.

New Speak is a hell of a thing.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 02, 2015 11:51 AM (78TbK)

51 ThunderB:

Yep.

Posted by: prescient11 at January 02, 2015 11:52 AM (q5APL)

52 So speaking of Scalise, apparently the "scandal" was leaked by the bitter, petulant child of the person Scalise curb stomped on the 08 election.

Posted by: Lauren at January 02, 2015 11:52 AM (MYCIw)

53 Ok morans, quick question, whom do we want to replace Boehner?

I've heard Gowdy. Any other thoughts?
Posted by: prescient11



Ham sammich.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 02, 2015 11:53 AM (nfmRC)

54 Ok morans, quick question, whom do we want to replace Boehner?

I've heard Gowdy. Any other thoughts?
Posted by: prescient11 at January 02, 2015 11:51 AM (q5APL)

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SARAH PALIN!!!!!

Posted by: The guy who yells SARAH PALIN just to piss of Ace at January 02, 2015 11:54 AM (NaV4z)

55 All right, I have a dumb question.

Can someone explain to me why the squish/RINO/crappy leadership corner of the GOP is referred to as the "GOPe"? I must have missed the memo, so I don't know what that little 'e' signifies.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 02, 2015 11:54 AM (W8CO7)

56 the Boehner Betrayal on Cromnibus has to have been the last straw. He broke the Hastert rule and, WTF, gave a gift to citibank?

Look, GOP, wall street is no longer your friend...if it ever was. Support free markets not mega-corps run by CEOs with wives who are full bore libtards.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at January 02, 2015 11:54 AM (KxfTG)

57 We went through this in Texas a few sessions ago.

The Texas Legislature elects a speaker every two years, when the body meets. It's a foregone conclusion most every time.

For several sessions, after Tom DeLay engineered a redistricting that finally gave the GOP the representation it deserved, we had a solid conservative speaker.

Then one day, some Democrats who'd gotten tired of being bulldozed all united behind a liberal Republican. They only had to peel something like 10 Republicans off to get a majority. The move surprised everybody.

Then the TEA Party got active and decided to push the newly elected 2010 GOP majority to put a conservative up as speaker. The liberal speaker saw it coming and curried favor with the up-and-coming members by co-hosting fundraisers and other little gestures that put them in his debt.

In the end, only 9 of 100 GOP members voted for the conservative. That was not enough to beat the coalition of Democrats and Republicans voting for the liberal Republican. And those nine were punished for their act by getting assigned to backbench committees where they couldn't do anything significant for their constituents.

The lesson: If you're going to overthrow the sitting speaker, you better have a brilliant plan. Blunt force will get out-forced.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at January 02, 2015 11:54 AM (G03UX)

58 A certain foulmouthed time-traveling sandwich needs to come back and give us his "predictions" for the coming year.

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 02, 2015 11:54 AM (rwI+c)

59 Boehner's a lock to stay as Speaker. He's got the backing of Massengill.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2015 11:54 AM (oKE6c)

60 Still amazes me that Scalise let himself be trolled into a confession

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 02, 2015 11:54 AM (7j5N9)

61
Ok morans, quick question, whom do we want to replace Boehner?

I've heard Gowdy. Any other thoughts?
Posted by: prescient11



Ham sammich.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 02, 2015 11:53 AM (nfmRC)







The Chicken.

If the Speaker is gonna get thunderfucked by the Donks, best to go with a candidate with lots of experience.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 02, 2015 11:55 AM (TIIx5)

62 Ok morans, quick question, whom do we want to replace Boehner?
***
sheeit, Dave Bongino for all I care.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at January 02, 2015 11:55 AM (KxfTG)

63 Ok morans, quick question, whom do we want to replace Boehner?

A filing cabinet. More useful, and doesn't drink as much.

*hic*

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 02, 2015 11:55 AM (W8CO7)

64 The problem is that the poll was of voters and not House members.

I think there's a disparity there and I don't believe the House members nor Boehner care.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 02, 2015 11:55 AM (RZzX3)

65 so I don't know what that little 'e' signifies.
Posted by: OregonMuse at January 02, 2015 11:54 AM (W8CO7)

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SARAH PALIN!!!

((establishment))

Posted by: The guy who yells SARAH PALIN just to piss off Ace at January 02, 2015 11:55 AM (NaV4z)

66 so I don't know what that little 'e' signifies

Sorry, man, that's how we distiguish members of the Halliburton Illuminati from the peasants. You are unclean.






(It's establishment.)

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 02, 2015 11:55 AM (659DL)

67 I'm thinking about those anti police protesters storming the St. Louis PD HQ Ft. Apache, The Bronx, screaming, "This is what Democracy looks like."



Pay per view.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 02, 2015 11:55 AM (nfmRC)

68 All I want out of a GOP Leader is a conservative agenda.

It doesn't have to be conservative-conservative, but as a base it should be austere.

I don't like the fact that our debt exceeds our GDP, I would take dieling that back to under that as a victory.

I'm easy like that.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 02, 2015 11:56 AM (IGt06)

69
Ok morans, quick question, whom do we want to replace Boehner?
***
Mark Levin.

Why the hell not go all out?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 02, 2015 11:57 AM (78TbK)

70 I would take dieling that back to under that as a victory.

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I was going to correct your spelling...... but I like the way you spelt it more better.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 02, 2015 11:57 AM (NaV4z)

71 Thanks, all, for the explanation.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 02, 2015 11:57 AM (W8CO7)

72 Ok morans, quick question, whom do we want to replace Boehner?

***
Mark Levin.
Why the hell not go all out?


***
Joe the Plumber

Posted by: rickb223 at January 02, 2015 11:58 AM (nfmRC)

73 I think there's a disparity there and I don't believe the House members nor Boehner care.
___
I care about the voters a lot

In October and November of even numbered years.

Oh its January? STFU bagger.

Posted by: John Boehner at January 02, 2015 11:58 AM (78TbK)

74 All I want out of a GOP Leader is a conservative agenda.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

You want: a conservative agenda
You'll settle for: a mostly conservative agenda
You'll get: a mostly progressive agenda

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 02, 2015 12:00 PM (W8CO7)

75 I just won the biggest Republican majority since Genghis Khan kicked Napoleon's ass in the Battle of Bull Run.

I ain't goin' nowhere, no way, no how.

My advice? Deal with it.

Posted by: John Boehner at January 02, 2015 12:00 PM (ZPrif)

76 OT: I have more information on this story.

http://is.gd/HUz9dq

The young man (maybe 16 or so) was firing his father's pistol about 4am Jan 1st. Cops came to investigate. He then fired upon them. Bad move. Cops responded with an mrap, swat team, god only knows what else. Caught him about 7 hours later. A lot of people of a certain culture think it is cute to shoot firearms in the wee hours NY day.

Posted by: navybrat at January 02, 2015 12:00 PM (JgC5a)

77 Replace Boehner with Harry Reid. We'll hardly notice the difference.

Posted by: --- at January 02, 2015 12:00 PM (MMC8r)

78 What do you call the form of government where you get to vote on your leaders, but no matter who the people select they all implement the same policies?
Posted by: 18-1 at January 02, 2015 11:43 AM (78TbK)


Easy...Gruberism

Posted by: Havedash at January 02, 2015 12:00 PM (SIR+t)

79

You want Jenghis Khan
You'll settle for Jimmy Stewart
You'll get PeeWee Herman

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 02, 2015 12:01 PM (rwI+c)

80 Louie Goehmert?

Posted by: ThunderB at January 02, 2015 12:01 PM (zOTsN)

81 53
Ok morans, quick question, whom do we want to replace Boehner?

Full camo Ted Nugent. With a gun stock in hand.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 02, 2015 12:02 PM (XzRw1)

82 Ted Poe?

Posted by: ThunderB at January 02, 2015 12:03 PM (zOTsN)

83 What can Boehner do? The media could say mean things about him if he follows the voters. Only Boehner's mom has seen his 'full cry' and that's the way we should leave it.

Posted by: East Bay Jay at January 02, 2015 12:03 PM (7v8o1)

84 9
#SpeakerGowdy


Oh, don't tease me.

Posted by: Paladin at January 02, 2015 12:03 PM (4kpbt)

85 You might even settle for Pee Wee a few rows away in the cinema, you'll get George Michael tapping his toes in the next urinal over

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 02, 2015 12:04 PM (7j5N9)

86 The Boner wept.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 02, 2015 12:04 PM (7ObY1)

87 Seriously though, violating the Hastert Rule ought to be a firing offense.

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 02, 2015 12:05 PM (rwI+c)

88 Gowdy voted for the $1T Suckubus. Fuck him.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 02, 2015 12:05 PM (XzRw1)

89 i love gowdy but i think some one more senior would get it

Posted by: ThunderB at January 02, 2015 12:05 PM (zOTsN)

90 Ok morans, quick question, whom do we want to replace Boehner?

Full camo Ted Nugent. With a gun stock in hand.


I'd go with a troika: Nugent, Phil Robertson, and Sarah Palin.

Liberal heads would be exploding like overripe zits all across America.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 02, 2015 12:05 PM (W8CO7)

91 Once upon a time the Republican Party was the "progressive" party in this country.

Then Warren Harding died.

For a period of about 8 years the party was conservative.

Then the Great Depression happened.

For the next 40 or so years, the Republican Party was the possession of the liberal rich.

Then Ronald Reagan was elected Governor of California, and eventually President of the United States.

For a period of about 8 years, the party behaved as if it was conservative, because they didn't want to piss off a President who actually was, you know, conservative.

Then Ronald Reagan left office, suffered from Alzheimers, and died.

For a period of about the next several forevers, the Republican Party again became the sole possession of the liberal rich.

The end.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 02, 2015 12:05 PM (TOk1P)

92 I think the question is what functions should be the responsibility of the Speaker of the House.

If it's to be the public face of the Republicans, then it should be someone who is able to handle themselves well on camera.

If it's to be someone who will be ruthless about pushing a Republican, to say nothing of conservative agenda, well, that's a rather different skill set.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 02, 2015 12:06 PM (mf5HN)

93 the whip is the bully. we got scalise, who is part of the tea party caucus but who gutted the conservative study group of any clout

Posted by: ThunderB at January 02, 2015 12:08 PM (zOTsN)

94 I can't think of any reason they prefer anyone else to John "Vichy" Boner

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 02, 2015 12:08 PM (1Jaio)

95 Who needs a crying Boner

Who needs a RINO

Who needs a serial incompetent

Posted by: Obama at January 02, 2015 12:08 PM (gOizR)

96 60 Still amazes me that Scalise let himself be trolled into a confession
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 02, 2015 11:54 AM (7j5N9)

--------------------------------------------------------

It's actually a signature move of someone with something else to hide. (Maybe I spoke there, I can't remember, I really don't want my ties to David Duke's campaign manager investigated further, I better confess and ask forgiveness NOW!)

Posted by: Oschisms at January 02, 2015 12:09 PM (uqV2n)

97 Johnny Coldcuts for SoH.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 02, 2015 12:09 PM (0HooB)

98 >>Ok morans, quick question, whom do we want to replace Boehner?

I've heard Gowdy. Any other thoughts?
Posted by: prescient11

Doesn't matter who we want, we'll get some other dick.

Posted by: Aviator at January 02, 2015 12:10 PM (3rrMW)

99 60 -

People who play poker will sometimes bluff. If you fold when your opponent bluffs, it doesn't usually mean you had a good hand, it means you had a bad hand, and you figured your opponent knew you had nothing.

The guy is guilty. That they didn't have evidence of his guilt doesn't change that fact.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 02, 2015 12:10 PM (TOk1P)

100 Ok morans, quick question, whom do we want to replace Boehner?
***
Full camo Ted Nugent. With a gun stock in hand.
***
I'd go with a troika: Nugent, Phil Robertson, and Sarah Palin.
Liberal heads would be exploding like overripe zits all across America.
Posted by: OregonMuse

***
Shut it down! We have a winner!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 02, 2015 12:10 PM (nfmRC)

101 Zippy The Pinhead for SoH because....it doesn't really matter at this point.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 02, 2015 12:10 PM (XzRw1)

102 I read the email.
Now, who will have nerve to step up to tell Boehner he's got to go?

They punish reps that stand up to the leadership.

Posted by: Carol at January 02, 2015 12:10 PM (sj3Ax)

103
92 I think the question is what functions should be the responsibility of the Speaker of the House. If it's to be the public face of the Republicans, then it should be someone who is able to handle themselves well on camera. If it's to be someone who will be ruthless about pushing a Republican, to say nothing of conservative agenda, well, that's a rather different skill set.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 02, 2015 12:06 PM (mf5HN)


Unfortunately the orange skinned crybaby thinks the role is to play the game with Harry Reid where they force through last minute legislation that he wants instead of demanding that they just use some of the bills he has sitting on his desk. And to roll over like a puppy and pee on himself for Obama.

Posted by: buzzion at January 02, 2015 12:10 PM (zt+N6)

104 >>If it's to be the public face of the Republicans, then it should be someone who is able to handle themselves well on camera.

How about someone who loves being on camera---giving it back to Obama?
Boehner never misses and opportunity to *not* hold a press conference publicly denouncing some illegal, or dangerous move by Obama. Dude should have Schumer-like during the last shutdown, every day pointing the blame squarely at the president whose idea it was to add a shutdown into the mix and then purposely made cuts that would inflict the most damage to regular citizens (WWI vets in DC, national park visitors, etc.).

Posted by: Lizzy at January 02, 2015 12:11 PM (ABcz/)

105 Doesn't matter who we want, we'll get some other dick.

A majority of the country doesn't want a Prog/Com/Dim agenda, yet we get one anyway. Too bad we don't really run things in DC anymore, if we ever did.

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 02, 2015 12:12 PM (0HooB)

106 you know? what the heck is Ginch doing these days anyway? Bring him back!

The left is blissful in their Cuomo lovelorn days, why can't we reach for the stars too? We need a speaker with either:

balls
or
ideas

Boehner has neither.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at January 02, 2015 12:12 PM (KxfTG)

107 Flaccid.

Limp.

With tears.

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 02, 2015 12:12 PM (A98Xu)

108 OR the Hammer. He had balls. Bringing himback after his showtrial ordeal would be a good fuck you all to the law breaking donkerships.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at January 02, 2015 12:12 PM (KxfTG)

109 This would be better than the current Boner:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ79pCJBcJ8

Posted by: Bretzysdude at January 02, 2015 12:13 PM (Vgq9g)

110 Hmm. So it's "Orange is the new Out"?

I'm good with that. Perhaps the Orange One can take over from Ron Popeil...

Posted by: anon a mouse at January 02, 2015 12:13 PM (/jpU8)

111
Brisket and jalapeno peach sauce for lunch.

You're goddamn right.

Posted by: LibertarianJim at January 02, 2015 12:13 PM (XMDuf)

112 It's cute how you think there's a chance I might be replaced.

What part of Biggest Republican Majority Since Fire Was Discovered did you not understand?

Posted by: John Boehner at January 02, 2015 12:14 PM (ZPrif)

113 @99. Guilty? Of what? Of having once been in the same room as followers of a racist Democrat by coincidence?

And this based off your imagination? "Well *everyone knows* that's how a card game works, ergo burn him." That's how feminists and SJWs work. Get that shit away.

Posted by: Df82 at January 02, 2015 12:15 PM (76/6m)

114 This poll is a load of crap. Republicans love Bohner and they want to keep him. It's the Tea Party they hate.

Posted by: Eromero at January 02, 2015 12:16 PM (go5uR)

115 Issa? Mike Rodgers?

Posted by: ThunderB at January 02, 2015 12:16 PM (zOTsN)

116 Here is the funny thing..... the repukes got the largest house majority ONLY by NOT being democraps. If there were real conservative leadership in place we could have gotten an even greater majority. It's that simple.

Posted by: Trunk Monkey at January 02, 2015 12:16 PM (jucos)

117
112 It's cute how you think there's a chance I might be replaced. What part of Biggest Republican Majority Since Fire Was Discovered did you not understand?
Posted by: John Boehner at January 02, 2015 12:14 PM (ZPrif)


Yeah!

Posted by: Michael Steele circa 2011 at January 02, 2015 12:16 PM (zt+N6)

118 113 -

You're asking the wrong question.

Think it through. He gave in to these people.

Why give in unless he's guilty of SOMETHING?

I have no idea what he did, or how bad it was to be in the same room with whomever he was in the same room with. But I do know he knows whatever it was is bad enough for him to give in.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 02, 2015 12:17 PM (TOk1P)

119 Let's replace John Boehner with Folger's Coffee Crystals and see what happens....

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... after dark at January 02, 2015 12:17 PM (+1T7c)

120 Gowdy for Speaker, Jim Jordan for whip

Posted by: ThunderB at January 02, 2015 12:18 PM (zOTsN)

121 119 -

You're soaking in it!

Posted by: BurtTC at January 02, 2015 12:19 PM (TOk1P)

122 Boehner lost the support of Bridenstine?

Fuck.

Who's next? Someone we've heard of?

Posted by: jwest at January 02, 2015 12:19 PM (vwlGK)

123 they would shit their pants with Speaker Gowdy

Posted by: ThunderB at January 02, 2015 12:20 PM (zOTsN)

124
There's nothing that says the Speaker has to be a sitting representative.

I nominate John Bolton.

Posted by: LibertarianJim at January 02, 2015 12:21 PM (XMDuf)

125 "On Thursday, Senator Reid received treatment at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for injuries sustained in an accident he suffered while exercising at home in Henderson.

A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face."

Yeah, right. He was f'ing drunk.

Posted by: Aviator at January 02, 2015 12:21 PM (3rrMW)

126 Wildly OT: Drudge reports EU going batshit crazy taxing digital services. UK now charging 20% tax on e-books (!). Can't have all that lovely money moldering away in the peasants' pockets now, can we? Coming to a Red-infested country near you. VERY near you.

Warning: NY Slimes article http://tinyurl.com/pqyo9xh

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2015 12:21 PM (oKE6c)

127 We find this post bitchy and condescending, and emblematic of the white heteronormative patriarchal elitist thinking so typical of the GOP. What you lads need is to shake things up a little, some ingenue like that fabulous arriviste Marco Rubio to break up your ossified old man's club. And if a few hundred hunky Cubans show up along the way then where's the harm?

Posted by: Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge at January 02, 2015 12:22 PM (bS6uW)

128 But I do know he knows whatever it was is bad enough for him to give in.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 02, 2015 12:17 PM (TOk1P)



How?

What evidence do you have of that? Not speculation. Not oh that's human nature.

What actual factual evidence do you have to support your position?

That's an honest question. If such evidence exists, I would like to know it.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 02, 2015 12:22 PM (mf5HN)

129 124 -

Hmmm, the Pope fired Cardinal Burke. Let's ask him if he wants the job.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 02, 2015 12:22 PM (TOk1P)

130 There's nothing that says the Speaker has to be a sitting representative.

I nominate John Bolton.
Posted by: LibertarianJim at January 02, 2015 12:21 PM (XMDuf)

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**looks down**


It moved. Alot.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 02, 2015 12:22 PM (NaV4z)

131 I think Reid is a drunk. A falling down drunk.

Posted by: ThunderB at January 02, 2015 12:22 PM (zOTsN)

132 125 "On Thursday, Senator Reid received treatment at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for injuries sustained in an accident he suffered while exercising at home in Henderson.

A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face."
Yeah, right. He was f'ing drunk.

Posted by: Aviator at January 02, 2015 12:21 PM (3rrMW)



"Exercising?" Is that what you call it now? I guess he found a boy who didn't want to "exercise" with him.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2015 12:23 PM (oKE6c)

133 top 1% plus members of the 1.6% who control our country...even without a House seat.

"Posted by: Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge at January 02, 2015 12:22 PM (bS6uW)"

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at January 02, 2015 12:23 PM (KxfTG)

134 I agree, John Bolton doesn't take any bull & speaks out against The JEF at every opportunity.

Mitch has to go too. Day before Election Day he said he'd try to overturn TFGCare with 51 seat majority. After-crickets!

Posted by: Carol at January 02, 2015 12:23 PM (sj3Ax)

135 Knock Knock
Who's there?

Biggest Republican Majority Since Injun Times

Posted by: John Boehner at January 02, 2015 12:24 PM (ZPrif)

136 "He is not interested in any leadership positions and believes one can have influence without the title."

Yeah, about that...

Posted by: Sarah Palin at January 02, 2015 12:24 PM (dcY7v)

137 128 -

The honest answer to your question is: I have none.

And that's the difference between the law and human nature.

You, me, and everybody else knows he folded like a cheap suit because... he has something to hide.

I don't know what it is. Maybe we never will, but it IS something.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 02, 2015 12:24 PM (TOk1P)

138 "A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face."

Damn Sybian.

Posted by: Aviator at January 02, 2015 12:25 PM (3rrMW)

139 only 9 percent strongly disagreed

As I have said many times before. The next person who calls me a republican is going to get a boot up the poop tube.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at January 02, 2015 12:25 PM (zauWW)

140 How about Eric Cantor's replacement to replace Eric Cantor's boss?


This has to be done on a district by district basis - all politics is local, we need to make it local.

No rinos - no red state donkeys ever.

Posted by: An Observation at January 02, 2015 12:25 PM (ylhEn)

141
Posted by: Oschisms at January 02, 2015 12:09 PM (uqV2n

He didn't confess. He admitted giving a speech but stated he did not know it was connected to a white power group. Turns out that the reason he didn't know was because the group he gave the speech to wasn't one.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 02, 2015 12:25 PM (3jmxp)

142 And that's the difference between the law and human nature.

You, me, and everybody else knows he folded like a cheap suit because... he has something to hide.


-----

o_O

.... which is *exactly* why we have "law"

Posted by: fixerupper at January 02, 2015 12:25 PM (NaV4z)

143 What you want: Reagan Stout
What you'd take: Gingrich Lager
What you'll get: Pelosi Lite

Posted by: holygoat at January 02, 2015 12:25 PM (lL872)

144 Mitch has to go too. Day before Election Day he said he'd try to overturn TFGCare with 51 seat majority. After-crickets!
Posted by: Carol

I guess there were some people that might have actually believed he was sincere. Maybe they'll make some kind of half-hearted effort, for appearance sakes.
Honestly, very little would happen because Obama would veto it.
They need to make single line attacks on ACA that most people would approve of, and make Obama veto them.
Get Obama on the record for the vicious screwing he has put on the people.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... after dark at January 02, 2015 12:27 PM (+1T7c)

145 I would love to see Newt back as speaker.

He knows all the back alleys, is an expert at parliamentary procedure, can think and speak on this feet and he isn't elected, so he can say a lot of things others can't.

Posted by: jwest at January 02, 2015 12:28 PM (vwlGK)

146 142 -

And if comments sections of blogs ran on the rules of a courtroom, that would be relevant here.

But they don't. You're going to have to live with messy speculation/innuendo/rumors/slander/silly exaggeration/ and all the other things that humans do... outside of law.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 02, 2015 12:29 PM (TOk1P)

147 i think he thought he did speak to Dukes group and may have

I suspect most Louisiana politicians do

he has Louisiana dems sticking up for him publically, most likely because they dont want anyone pawing through thier speaking engagements

all that is less important to me than the fact that he gutted the clout of the Conservative Study Group in the House and the cheif political consultant he has hired, John Feehery, is infamous for his loathing of the tea party. Feehery is an author of the "Gang of Eight" amnesty gambit and is pro open borders. Feehery has said as late as last September, that the first thing a Republican Congress should do is pass amnesty. Staff is policy. This is who the Whip has chosen to assist him

Posted by: ThunderB at January 02, 2015 12:29 PM (zOTsN)

148 My lefty relatives claim Boehner has a tanning bed in his office. Told them Obama has his mother-in-law in the WH. Silence.

Posted by: That's What I Thought at January 02, 2015 12:30 PM (QWiro)

149 Cop: We have a witness that places you at the scene of the crime 5 minutes before the murder.

Perp: I didn't pull the trigger! I was just there! I had no idea he was gonna kill him!

Cop: Well now that you've confessed to accessory to murder, you should know that there never was a witness.

Perp: Aw, crap! I can't believe I fell for that again. That's how you got me last time.

Posted by: Oschisms at January 02, 2015 12:30 PM (uqV2n)

150 Posted by: Oschisms at January 02, 2015 12:30 PM (uqV2

Your analogy skills suck.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 02, 2015 12:31 PM (3jmxp)

151 If we replace Speaker Boehner with an extremist, I'm afraid the Republican party is doomed.

Posted by: Susan Olivia Cuthbertson-Klein at January 02, 2015 12:32 PM (Ks4nX)

152 I don't "Think" that we can defeat Bohner. Wish we could, but maybe we can put a scare into his pussy ass. Anyway it's worth a try.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 02, 2015 12:33 PM (nzKvP)

153 Damn Sybian.
Posted by: Aviator at January 02, 2015 12:25 PM (3rrMW)


Teaching me new words. Just another service AoSHQ offers.

Posted by: jwpaine at January 02, 2015 12:33 PM (a3NCX)

154 "A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing
him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face."



English translation: one of the young boys he was trying to molest fought back and kicked his sorry ass.


As if Reid is strong enough to break a piece of exercise equipment. The fact is that Arnold Schwarzenegger at his peak couldn't break commercial exercise equipment if he tried - let alone have it happen twice. The liability to a manufacturer for that far exceeds the QC costs to make sure it doesn't happen.


Posted by: An Observation at January 02, 2015 12:34 PM (ylhEn)

155 The honest answer to your question is: I have none.

And that's the difference between the law and human nature.

You, me, and everybody else knows he folded like a cheap suit because... he has something to hide.

I don't know what it is. Maybe we never will, but it IS something.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 02, 2015 12:24 PM (TOk1P)


No, I do not know that. You do not know that. You admit that you are just wildly speculating.

You are making complete and wholly unfounded accusations of guilt of some nebulous something based on some type of oh come on that's what it has be to be.

The UVA frat says hi. So does the Duke lacrosse team.

So does John McCain because, c'mon, everyone knows he was banging that chick wink wink nudge nudge.


I will freely admit your pure and utter speculation may be correct. But stop pretending it is anything other than pure and utter speculation.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 02, 2015 12:34 PM (mf5HN)

156 Ok morans, quick question, whom do we want to replace Boehner?

I'm gonna with the guy that says "en fuego" for Boehner and Lace WIgs seller for McConnell.

Posted by: YIKES! at January 02, 2015 12:35 PM (4Bp7K)

157 It seems Hairy Reid was attempting to imitate Bono.


http://tinyurl.com/kzeozx8

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 02, 2015 12:35 PM (XzRw1)

158 And if comments sections of blogs ran on the rules of a courtroom, that would be relevant here.

But they don't. You're going to have to live with messy speculation/innuendo/rumors/slander/silly exaggeration/ and all the other things that humans do... outside of law.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 02, 2015 12:29 PM (TOk1P)

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Ok you win.

How that nasty infection in your 3" penis doing these days.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 02, 2015 12:35 PM (NaV4z)

159 http://tinyurl.com/p2dmu46


ISIS fighters 'have contracted Ebola': World Health Organisation investigating reports militants showed up at Iraqi hospital with lethal disease





Posted by: RWC at January 02, 2015 12:36 PM (fWAjv)

160 @125 "On Thursday, Senator Reid received treatment at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for injuries sustained in an accident he suffered while exercising at home in Henderson.

A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face."

Yeah, right. He was f'ing drunk.
------------------------

If so, he definitely wouldn't want people to find out. He claims *cough* to live according to LDS beliefs, and Nevada has a large enough LDS population that it could cause problems for him in the election.

Posted by: junior at January 02, 2015 12:36 PM (UWFpX)

161 152 -

Agreed. I think the Republican Party should be fought against, wherever and whenever, but you know there are going to be Hollowhead types who are going to argue that you shouldn't try to overturn Boehner UNTIL you have the votes in place.

Which will be after the next election.

So keep voting in those Republicans, people!

Posted by: BurtTC at January 02, 2015 12:36 PM (TOk1P)

162 Somehow, I ended up watching the "monkey gangs of India". Right up to the point where the good Samaritan is nursing the sick and the injured monkeys back to health to release them back into the city.


Isn't that the story of Obama?

Posted by: Midnight Panhandler at January 02, 2015 12:37 PM (wv4qu)

163 FYI, Bridenstine is from Oklahoma. He's a sharp dude and an ex-fighter pilot. He has a bright future.

Posted by: Raul Johnson at January 02, 2015 12:37 PM (6pRSw)

164 "I've heard Gowdy. Any other thoughts?"

Naw, I'm good with that.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 02, 2015 12:37 PM (iIzG7)

165 155 -

Oh, I'm not pretending. I freely and fully admit it is mere speculation.

But you know it's true, and I know you know it's true, no matter how loudly you say you don't.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 02, 2015 12:38 PM (TOk1P)

166 Reid to Pelosi: "Hey Nancy, does your face hurt?"...

Posted by: Roy at January 02, 2015 12:38 PM (fWLrt)

167 #ivotedforitB4ivotedginstit

Posted by: Trey Gowdy at January 02, 2015 12:38 PM (XzRw1)

168 "A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face," according to the statement.

.. f*cktard

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at January 02, 2015 12:39 PM (e8kgV)

169 119 Let's replace John Boehner with Folger's Coffee Crystals and see what happens....
Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... after dark at January 02, 2015 12:17 PM (+1T7c)

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Love it.

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 02, 2015 12:39 PM (A98Xu)

170 Posted by: An Observation at January 02, 2015 12:34 PM (ylhEn)


Their story is that it was an elastic exercise band that broke, so could happen.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2015 12:39 PM (oKE6c)

171 #ivotethewayspeakerboehnertellsme

Posted by: Trey Gowdy at January 02, 2015 12:39 PM (XzRw1)

172 115 Issa?

Speaking of ineffective ...

Posted by: despair at January 02, 2015 12:40 PM (dcY7v)

173 RWC,
I am going to open this in Mercury Browser to read link about ISIS & Ebola. Good news!
Thanks!

Posted by: Carol at January 02, 2015 12:41 PM (sj3Ax)

174 #imalawyer

Posted by: Trey Gowdy at January 02, 2015 12:41 PM (XzRw1)

175 It's a cliche, but... Boehner is enough people's fourth choice to get the job, since nobody can agree on choices 1-3. And frankly, while he ain't great, nobody could do the job a whole heck of a lot better than he has. If he holds firm on the Hastert Rule (no votes on bills that can't get more than half of the GOP caucus)--which he *mostly* has--I can live with him.

Posted by: Shoutingboy at January 02, 2015 12:41 PM (37FSL)

176 I was in the hospital for a urinary tract infection. I don't know what exactly the ER doc wrote on the chart. I was in pain at the time, you know how these residents are overworked...

Posted by: Rep. Steve Scalise at January 02, 2015 12:41 PM (uqV2n)

177 Lots of mealy-mouthed talk, not much happening.... The Texan starts things going, just like a western movie.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 02, 2015 12:42 PM (/mTq0)

178 I don't like the fact that our debt exceeds our GDP, I would take dieling that back to under that as a victory.
Posted by: Kreplach at January 02, 2015 11:56 AM (IGt06)

1. it's mathematically impossible for us to "dial back" the debt. Even if the Gov stopped spending anything (pause here for choking laughter) it would still take years to pay it down and how likely or possible is it for Gov to stop all spending?

2. It's politically impossible for either party to support or enact any legislation that makes even a tentative move towards paying down the debt due to the pushback from, well, everyone. Taxpayers, benefit receivers of all types, banks, our trading partners and big business.

So. Right now the "National Debt" is just a Boogey Man brought out by whoever to justify their latest scam.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 02, 2015 12:43 PM (RZzX3)

179
So, Powerline says Scalise didn't address the Duke group, but a civics association in the same hotel room at a different time of day.

The Daily Beast, otoh, says he's a racist because he voted against making MLK day a state holiday in LA, and a majority of whites in LA voted for David Duke.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 02, 2015 12:43 PM (JtwS4)

180 If I had a face like Hairy Reed's, it'd hurt too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 02, 2015 12:44 PM (0HooB)

181 172 115 Issa?
Speaking of ineffective ...
Posted by: despair at January 02, 2015 12:40 PM (dcY7v)



Are you kidding? Issa has done more in his position than anybody I can recall. He was only a committee chairman, not head of DoJ, for God's sake. He had essentially no power, yet chased down and forced a number of lefty malefactors to answer for their actions in public hearings. He did all he could do.

Sheesh.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2015 12:45 PM (oKE6c)

182 ISIS fighters 'have contracted Ebola': World Health Organisation investigating reports militants showed up at Iraqi hospital with lethal disease

Posted by: RWC at January 02, 2015 12:36 PM (fWAjv)
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Well, that is interesting.

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 02, 2015 12:45 PM (A98Xu)

183 166
Reid to Pelosi: "Hey Nancy, does your face hurt?"...
============

Dude, no one who is not Joe Biden wants ANY of that.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 02, 2015 12:46 PM (/mTq0)

184 Satin Dolls in Lodi The Sopranos Bada Bing is burglarized again

Sigh, the Mafia ain't what it used to be?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 02, 2015 12:46 PM (nzKvP)

185 Are you kidding? Issa has done more in his position than anybody I can recall. He was only a committee chairman, not head of DoJ, for God's sake. He had essentially no power, yet chased down and forced a number of lefty malefactors to answer for their actions in public hearings. He did all he could do.

Sheesh.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2015 12:45 PM (oKE6c)


So the best we can hope for is ineffective? Oh where oh where are thou SMOD

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 02, 2015 12:47 PM (nzKvP)

186 Oh, I'm not pretending. I freely and fully admit it is mere speculation.

But you know it's true, and I know you know it's true, no matter how loudly you say you don't.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 02, 2015 12:38 PM (TOk1P)


I do not know that it is true.

No, seriously, I don't.

You can think whatever you like. You cannot turn around and attempt to claim that I hold a position that I do not.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 02, 2015 12:47 PM (mf5HN)

187 What was he doing with the exercise band?

Chris @Chris_1791 12m
Harry Reid Suffers Broken Ribs & Bones In His Face When Exercise Band Breaks at Home via @gatewaypundit http://bit.ly/1vR53A7

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 02, 2015 12:48 PM (ZPrif)

188 181
172 115 Issa?
Speaking of ineffective ...
Posted by: despair at January 02, 2015 12:40 PM (dcY7v)

Are
you kidding? Issa has done more in his position than anybody I can
recall. He was only a committee chairman, not head of DoJ, for God's
sake. He had essentially no power, yet chased down and forced a number
of lefty malefactors to answer for their actions in public hearings. He
did all he could do.
-------------------------------

I agree, Issa did everything he could do to raise awareness. The LSM boot-lickers of His Royal Glibness then did everything they could to lower said awareness.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 02, 2015 12:48 PM (/mTq0)

189 "ISIS fighters 'have contracted Ebola': World Health Organisation investigating reports militants showed up at Iraqi hospital with lethal disease."

We must fly them to the US on commercial airliners for treatment immediately! And while here they will live in your communities at taxpayer expense. It's the only humane thing to do.

Posted by: Barak Obola at January 02, 2015 12:49 PM (dcY7v)

190 Egyptian gays living in fear under Sisi regime

In a Muslim Country?

The hell you say?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 02, 2015 12:49 PM (nzKvP)

191 182
ISIS fighters 'have contracted Ebola': World Health Organisation
investigating reports militants showed up at Iraqi hospital with lethal
disease



Posted by: RWC at January 02, 2015 12:36 PM (fWAjv)

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Well, that is interesting.
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I prefer to call it "poetic justice" on the Old Testament level. It is un-Christian of me, but I hope ebola becomes a happening thing in ISIS-controlled Middle East.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 02, 2015 12:50 PM (/mTq0)

192 New one.

Posted by: buzzion at January 02, 2015 12:50 PM (zt+N6)

193 well isis was getting treatment in turkish hospitals


wonder if that stops.

Posted by: ThunderB at January 02, 2015 12:50 PM (zOTsN)

194 I have exercise bands. If it breaks the hard handle can fling back and hit you in the face, hilarity and broken bones ensue. Not sure how he got the broken ribs. Unless he was so startled he threw himself forward landed chest first on a chair back---really this is getting ridiculous.

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 02, 2015 12:50 PM (A98Xu)

195 @179 The Daily Beast, otoh, says he's a racist because he voted against making MLK day a state holiday in LA, and a majority of whites in LA voted for David Duke.
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Had a friend who was in Louisiana at the time (which I have to spell out because I - and he - lived in the other LA...). His impression was that much of the Duke support was a "Screw you!" to the uproar that Duke's candidacy caused in the rest of the country.

Posted by: junior at January 02, 2015 12:51 PM (UWFpX)

196 I predict many people will want to hurt Harry's face.

Posted by: Criswell predicts at January 02, 2015 12:51 PM (W5DcG)

197 I am from Boehner's home district, but even I must admit he is not the right man to be Speaker any more. Boehner needs to step down and let a fiery Tea Party-type lead the counteroffensive against His Royal Glibness. The main problem seems not to be Boehner but the Caddyshack Republicans who are fighting over control of the GOP with the Tea Party guys who actually want to do what they were elected to do.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 02, 2015 12:53 PM (/mTq0)

198 Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2015 12:45 PM (oKE6c)

Who went to jail?

Who lost their job or pension? (lost it and was hired back elsewhere doesn't count)

What agencies have changed their activities?

What agencies have admitted wrong doing?

What agencies have now released the requested information?

What persons have admitted wrong doing?

What persons have admitted that they were told to do what they did by the WH or Obama?

Now tell me how effective Mr. Issa has been.

All he's done is delay and defer action while seeming to be doing something so that the people are quiescent. He's a fraud and is part of the hustle.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 02, 2015 12:53 PM (RZzX3)

199 Their story is that it was an elastic exercise band that broke, so could happen.


A few follow up questions from the press would show how bullshit that typical progressive lie is.

"Do you intend to sue the manufacturer?"

"Senator Reid if you could have this sort of accident happen twice - don't you think that it could be happening to millions of Americans?"

"Don't you think that hearings should be held to determine if that type of exercise equipment is safe?"

It's a cover story that is meant to quietly go away with no more questions. If it was just a black eye he could have claimed he walked into a door, but the broken ribs demanded a better cover.

How about he got punched in the face by a teenage boy who kicked him in the ribs when he was down? You wouldn't have to be very old as a healthy child to be stronger than that ancient reprobate is.

Posted by: An Observation at January 02, 2015 12:54 PM (ylhEn)

200 @159 ISIS fighters 'have contracted Ebola': World Health Organisation investigating reports militants showed up at Iraqi hospital with lethal disease
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I have two problems with this.

The first is that ISIS is now apparently murdering doctors who refuse to treat their guys with Ebola. The second is that fighting tends to be messy, and anyone fighting against ISIS risks catching it from either an infected wounded guy, or an infected recently killed fighter.

I'd hate to see ISIS's opponents catch it while fighting them.

Posted by: junior at January 02, 2015 12:54 PM (UWFpX)

201 189
"ISIS fighters 'have contracted Ebola': World Health Organisation
investigating reports militants showed up at Iraqi hospital with lethal
disease."



We must fly them to the US on commercial airliners for treatment
immediately! And while here they will live in your communities at
taxpayer expense. It's the only humane thing to do.
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The worst thing about that statement is that it sounds exactly like something the GOTUS or his czar cronies might say....

Posted by: exdem13 at January 02, 2015 12:55 PM (/mTq0)

202 200
@159 ISIS fighters 'have contracted Ebola': World Health Organisation
investigating reports militants showed up at Iraqi hospital with lethal
disease

-----------------------



I have two problems with this.



The first is that ISIS is now apparently murdering doctors who
refuse to treat their guys with Ebola. The second is that fighting
tends to be messy, and anyone fighting against ISIS risks catching it
from either an infected wounded guy, or an infected recently killed
fighter.



I'd hate to see ISIS's opponents catch it while fighting them.
---------------------------
If ISIS murders all the doctors in their territory then there will be no one to save their murdering asses, then they, their wives, their kids, and their goats can drown in their own blood and other bodily fluids for all I care. As a matter of fact, if ebola spreads all over the under-washed Middle East, it ought to decrease the level of "unrest" by a fair amount. (Israel is safe, it is a modern country without Obama supporters making decisions.) I say let the bodies pile up until the shooting stops.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 02, 2015 01:03 PM (/mTq0)

203 I'm ready to urge my new representative to vote for an alternative but first I need to know that it would be someone good, maybe Issa or Goemhart sp? and not Hal Rodgers or another even worse beltway hack than Boehner is.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 02, 2015 01:05 PM (7w/kf)

204 I'd hate to see ISIS's opponents catch it while fighting them.

Much more likely blood splatter would land on other ISIS fighters. Also since they undoubtedly share a common goat in each company, and the virus remains active in sperm up to 90 days if you do survive - there is a good chance the sloppy 56th in line for Fatima the Company Goat could get it that way.

Posted by: An Observation at January 02, 2015 01:07 PM (ylhEn)

205 198 Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2015 12:45 PM (oKE6c)
Who went to jail?
Who lost their job or pension? (lost it and was hired back elsewhere doesn't count)
What agencies have changed their activities?
What agencies have admitted wrong doing?
What agencies have now released the requested information?
What persons have admitted wrong doing?
What persons have admitted that they were told to do what they did by the WH or Obama?
Now tell me how effective Mr. Issa has been.
All he's done is delay and defer action while seeming to be doing something so that the people are quiescent. He's a fraud and is part of the hustle.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 02, 2015 12:53 PM (RZzX3)



As everyone who's ever read the Constitution will appreciate, a Representative is a member of the Legislative branch, which passes laws. It's the Executive branch that enforces them.

Issa could no more prosecute anyone, put anyone in jail, cost anyone his job or his pension, or anything else any more than you can. Have you prosecuted anyone in the Administration? No. Why? Because you don't have that power. Neither do I. Neither does Issa. He held hearings that exposed wrongdoing. He couldn't prosecute anyone, any more than he could declare any laws un-Constitutional, because those powers rest in other branches of government.

We really need to start teaching civics in high school again.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2015 01:07 PM (oKE6c)

206 Those same supporters of Boehner are also the people who support Jeb Bush, who will also "fight" for conservative principles, and by fight, I might fight the conservative wing of the party to destroy any notion of conservatism in the party?

Posted by: Jon in TX at January 02, 2015 01:28 PM (K8ws3)

207 Representative Jim Bridenstine (R, TX OK) just announced he will not be supporting Boehner as speaker.

May this catch on as time goes by...

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at January 02, 2015 01:43 PM (kP/+3)

208 Trey Gowdy. We need a likeable fire breather. Not an Orange Insider.

Posted by: Voxsplainer at January 02, 2015 01:48 PM (dvZET)

209 Dear Boehner,
Sorry but we can't help you out here. Please resign as house speaker because ...as I'm sure you already know.. this is not the hill we want to die on. Maybe next year or next lifetime.

Posted by: Fen at January 02, 2015 03:07 PM (zhb21)

210 The first rule of Harry Reid Fight Club is you do not talk about fight club.

The second rule of Harry Reid Fight Club is you DO NOT TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB!

Posted by: Mongo, Pawn in Game of Life at January 02, 2015 07:44 PM (dxZgK)

211 boehner need to go. can we get rid of this wimp? he's a push over. he has no idea how to stand up to this administration,and he just gives in to everything. he sucks. he is one of the worst house speakers we've ever had. id give anything to have newt back. newt at least knew how to get things done. sheesh, boehner is pathetic. if i see him cry one more time i think i'll throw up in my mouth.

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Posted by: Tina at January 03, 2015 06:55 PM (rKEiy)

213 Rep. Ted Oho (FL) and today Rep. Louie Gomert (TX) have announced that they will "run" for the Speaker's position.
That's some progress, anyway.

Posted by: realwest at January 04, 2015 12:04 PM (30LIS)

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