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Boehner Wins Speaker Vote

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 5:25 pm

If you care. I don’t, really.


  1. Tell me why I should care.

    Comment by Patterico (038ee9) — 1/3/2013 @ 5:30 pm

  2. I do, sort of. It shows that the majority of GOP Representatives realized there was nothing to be gained – either legislatively or in how the GOP is viewed by the public – by trying to get rid of Boehner. In other words, they showed maturity.

    Low bar? Sure.

    Comment by steve (e7e6c7) — 1/3/2013 @ 5:32 pm

  3. Or nobody else wants to take the job because of the coming sh*t storm of the debt ceiling crisis amongst other things.

    Comment by Gazzer (4c4ae2) — 1/3/2013 @ 5:36 pm

  4. It’s like keeping Rex Ryan, a futile gesture of denial.

    Comment by narciso (3fec35) — 1/3/2013 @ 5:37 pm

  5. republicans looked at where they are and said oh yeah more of this please

    jesus christ

    Comment by happyfeet (02dc6d) — 1/3/2013 @ 5:48 pm

  6. I’ll give it a gimpy try.

    Boehner dissed the TEAs on MSM as irrelevant. With the roll done the vote for Boehner stood at 216, short of election.

    Blackburn, Bachmann and one Garrett(NJ?) returned and cast votes for the incumbent.

    They had the votes to deny the GOP the Speaker’s office. and everyone knows Blackburn and Bachmann have more balls than leadership.

    Comment by gary gulrud (dd7d4e) — 1/3/2013 @ 5:49 pm

  7. More of the same.

    Comment by Pamela (90e140) — 1/3/2013 @ 5:58 pm

  8. Comment by gary gulrud (dd7d4e) — 1/3/2013 @ 5:49 pm

    With the roll done the vote for Boehner stood at 216, short of election.

    The roll call vote on the floor of the House? Isn’t only a majority of those present and voting needed anyway?

    Comment by Sammy Finkelman (60fff5) — 1/3/2013 @ 7:39 pm

  9. I think he got the votes by refusing to negotiate with Teh One any more and playing it by the book, which will make O look like the problem.

    Comment by Patricia (be0117) — 1/3/2013 @ 7:45 pm

  10. 8. Yes, the Congressional Research Center has a white paper on the minutiae.

    Bachmann cast the 218th vote for Boehner putting him over the top.

    Comment by gary gulrud (dd7d4e) — 1/3/2013 @ 7:50 pm

  11. ‘the rest of the story’

    Comment by narciso (3fec35) — 1/3/2013 @ 9:42 pm

  12. To think these people are leaders- shoot me.

    Comment by mg (31009b) — 1/4/2013 @ 2:45 am

  13. Gore\Christie 2016

    Comment by mg (31009b) — 1/4/2013 @ 2:47 am

  14. Gore\Christie 2016

    Good Lord, NO!

    Comment by Jay H Curtis (804124) — 1/4/2013 @ 6:17 am

  15. Cross Posted under Obama, Entitlement Pusher:

    House Control….
    The incoming Speaker, not to be confused with the Outgoing Speaker (who has crying jags), has found a back-bone that no one was currently using, and decreed that there will be no more one-on-one secret negotiations with the Goal-Post Mover.
    Perhaps he was tired (finally) of having his a$$ handed to him, or there just wasn’t any more to slice off?

    Comment by askeptic (b8ab92) — 1/4/2013 @ 10:01 am

  16. I hear the white flag he waved during the fiscal cliff negotiations doubles as a crying towel.

    Comment by Icy (f1nk31m@n) (51f8f9) — 1/4/2013 @ 9:55 pm

  17. Hey, try and find a demolition crew, anywhere in the USA, that doesn’t have a boehner working on it.

    Comment by Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master (98ae1f) — 1/5/2013 @ 9:41 am

  18. To think these people are leaders- shoot me.

    You’re first in line. They’ll get around to it as soon as they’re finally done with this Fiscal Cliff thingy.

    Comment by Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master (98ae1f) — 1/5/2013 @ 9:42 am

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