As Predicted, Boehner Is Speaker Again


Well, isn’t that just like Repubs.  They were unhappy with the way the House was being run, but they had no better alternatives, so, they stayed with what they had. 

Personally, I think Boehner is as good of a Speaker we were going to get, so the non-change is good.  Apparently, Beohner had to make some concessions in order to retain his position.  The biggest one was to returning the House to its normal “regular order”, where they would deliberate on legislation through regular procedures and send it to the Senate after passage. Boehner had promised to use these procedures before assuming the Speakership, but subsequently broke that pledge.

Read more here and here.

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4 Responses to As Predicted, Boehner Is Speaker Again

  1. philjourdan says:

    The non-change is non-qualitative.

  2. Latitude says:

    Didn’t Hairy says “don’t bother to send me anything”?

  3. tckev says:

    Many years ago Margaret Thatcher (and Earth) to Boner-McConnell RINO Ranch:
    John Boehner at his swearing-in for 2nd term as Speaker:
    “We’re here to do something… not be something”
    Margaret Thatcher :
    “You mean -like- be a conservative John? Sorry to tell you, but that makes you something else by default…”

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