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    Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    The vote is tomorrow:

    In principle the conservative wing of the Republican party feels like they need a new leader. In reality, it will only be a protest vote by a few but growing disenfranchised party members. Will they upset history?

    Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    Congress Could Make History for the First Time Since 1923
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    Re: Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    The vote is tomorrow:

    In principle the conservative wing of the Republican party feels like they need a new leader. In reality, it will only be a protest vote by a few but growing disenfranchised party members. Will they upset history?

    Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    Congress Could Make History for the First Time Since 1923
    God I hope so let's get the boner out

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    Re: Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Libertie76 View Post
    God I hope so let's get the boner out
    Sounds like quite a party.
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    Re: Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    As I just posted from another thread.

    Right-wing opposition marginalized in upcoming speaker vote .

    Speaker Boehner staves off dissenters - Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan - POLITICO
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    Re: Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Sounds like quite a party.
    Only if you are excited about it, you might prematurely explode before the boner has been eradicated...

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    Re: Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Libertie76 View Post
    Only if you are excited about it, you might prematurely explode before the boner has been eradicated...
    I just think about baseball.
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    Re: Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    Boehner will muster enough votes to keep his speakership. But the number of votes growing against him is still telling. Those representatives who are growing in opposition to Boehner are a direct result of the constituents they serve. And it is telling. What McConnell may be able to muster up in the Senate in the name of Republican Establishment and their unholy alliance with the Chamber of Commerce isn't going to be so easily accomplished in the House.

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    Re: Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    The vote is tomorrow:

    In principle the conservative wing of the Republican party feels like they need a new leader. In reality, it will only be a protest vote by a few but growing disenfranchised party members. Will they upset history?

    Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    Congress Could Make History for the First Time Since 1923
    Greetings, ModerateGOP.

    This is not the time to upset the apple cart! There are ways to ensure a united front is presented to the public! Use them! Sheesh!

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    Re: Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    The vote is tomorrow:

    In principle the conservative wing of the Republican party feels like they need a new leader. In reality, it will only be a protest vote by a few but growing disenfranchised party members. Will they upset history?

    Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    Congress Could Make History for the First Time Since 1923
    Rep Steve King from Iowa said that most conservative lawmakers were with him back in 2010 by wanting to abolish Obamacare, and Rep. King believes that John Boehner prevented it from happening.

    What will be interesting to see is if the GOP will do what they say and believe in or put on the usual show.

    Rep. King Explains why he Opposes Boehner for Speaker

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    Re: Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Boehner will muster enough votes to keep his speakership. But the number of votes growing against him is still telling. Those representatives who are growing in opposition to Boehner are a direct result of the constituents they serve. And it is telling. What McConnell may be able to muster up in the Senate in the name of Republican Establishment and their unholy alliance with the Chamber of Commerce isn't going to be so easily accomplished in the House.

    Heya V. There is only one in the House that could run against Boehner and have a chance at winning. That is Jeb Henserling. Once he threw his support behind Boehner.....it was a done deal. The rest were the same Tea Partiers that wanted Boehner out with the vote for all of the Leadership are the same from last year.



    Conservatives have long been pressuring Hensarling to seek a leadership spot in November, when Republican officials will hold their regularly scheduled elections for positions in the next Congress. Those members pounced when Eric Cantor unexpectedly lost his primary last week, pleading with Hensarling to run for majority leader right then and there. He said he would "prayerfully" consider doing so, but friends of the Financial Services chairman knew he wouldn't bite.

    In truth, Hensarling allies explain, he had been taking seriously the encouragement to run in November. But he needed to go through an exhaustive process—meeting with advisers and colleagues to discuss strategy, and more important, discussing the decision with his family. That process, Hensarling always thought, would not need to commence until late summer or early fall. Hensarling is the target, and conservatives have played the long game in luring him toward a leadership battle. They have applied soft yet steady pressure, letting the Texan know that he's got plenty of time to decide, but that he's their No. 1 choice. The recruiters are so serious that they regularly reach out to Hensarling's mentor, former Sen. Phil Gramm, hoping he can talk Hensarling into a leadership bid.....snip~

    Jeb Hensarling Sees 'Green Light' to Run for Leadership in November - NationalJournal.com

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