Friday, September 25, 2015

John Boehner to quit as Speaker of the House at the end of October.

Courtesy of AOL News:

In a stunning move, House Speaker John Boehner informed Republicans on Friday that he would step down at the end of October, giving up his coveted leadership post and his seat in Congress in the face of hardline conservative opposition. 

The 13-term Ohio Republican shocked his GOP caucus early Friday morning when he informed them of his decision in a closed-door session. It came one day after the high point of Boehner's congressional career, a historic speech by Pope Francis to Congress at Boehner's request. 

Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., said Boehner "just does not want to become the issue. Some people have tried to make him the issue both in Congress and outside."

Yeah I think that Boehner realizes that the writing is on the wall concerning his chances for be elected Speaker again, and its getting out while the getting is good. 

The Right Wing has been gunning for him for years now and it was only a matter of time before they wore his old orange ass out.  

I cannot begin to imagine what kind of yahoo the Republicans might elect to take his place, but I imagine that the partisanship in the House is only going to get much worse going forward.

But hey, maybe at least this time maybe they will elect a guy who does not cry every time the wind blows.

In front to the Pope and everything. That is just pathetic.

101 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:24 AM

    Yay! I may just cry tears of joy at this news! Yippee! So long, Mofo Boehner!

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  2. On one hand, it makes me nervous because I fear how crazy his replacement is going to be.

    On the other hand, he WAS really bad at his job.

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    1. Anonymous10:02 AM

      Bring on the wing nuts. POTUS has veto power and the Congressional crazies are the best get out the vote campaign every.

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    2. Anonymous12:00 PM

      What about Nancy Pelosi? She is Minority leader? If they can't elect someone or what not, does she take over? That would be nice? Maybe he did it this way to keep the nuts from ousting him?
      Or we are in real trouble now.

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    3. Anonymous2:18 PM

      Nancy could become Speaker of the House again if she were to be elected by a majority of the members of the House. Personally, I wouldn't rule it out, if the "crazies" get too bad and make it impossible to elect any Republican.

      Elizabeth 44

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  3. Anonymous6:26 AM

    Does this count as the Pope's first "miracle"!

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    1. Anonymous6:35 AM

      +1

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    2. Anonymous6:37 AM

      When you have to show up drunk, "allegedly", to shut down the government (presumably because you know how horrible what you are doing is) you are in the wrong job.

      God help us from the next one...

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    3. Anonymous10:01 AM

      +33, whatwith the Trinity and all

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    4. Anonymous6:24 PM

      If he can make the Palins disappear
      "Sainthood"!

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    5. A Yahoo news article did say that böhner did want the Pope to come to D.C. before he retired. All I can think of is we should have invited the Pope years ago.

      I must say I think a little of this may be adrenalin high. He may regret the decision when he comes down but too late now.

      He can join all the other quitters.

      But....he's also approaching 70 so good that he's retiring before he just dies in office.

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  4. Anonymous6:29 AM

    It was either resign or get ousted in putsch lead by Cruz and his right wing extremist ilk. Boehner is a good catholic boy, I figure post-Pope speech he's done dealing with what a sick, twisted thing the GOP has become. That being said...Boehner declaring presidential run in 3,2,1....????
    ~Canuck~

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    1. Anonymous6:42 AM

      I had to look up "putsch." Very nice use of the word.

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    2. I'm from Ohio but certainly not a John Boehner fan. However, he was a moderate in comparison to some of the other crazy idiots in the House and Senate. I fear his resignation may lead to conditions getting worse as the Teabaggers take firm control.

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    3. Anonymous6:57 AM

      6:29-- Nah, I don't think so. I think he's just had it. I actually believe he's a guy with some modicum of political common sense, therefore a dinosaur in the GOP.

      You can see that President Obama kind of likes the guy, judging from Obama's expression in their photographs together. The President is really pretty obvious in that way--check out his visual responses to Putin or Netanyahu vs. the Pope or Hillary, for example.

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    4. Anonymous7:02 AM

      It is possible Boehner had enough and possibly the Pope's words nudged his conscience to leave sooner than later.

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    5. Anonymous10:00 AM

      Boehner said it was an honor to serve in "this institution" Good choice of words, it IS a mental institution.

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    6. Anonymous11:25 AM

      Cruz is in the senste, not the house.

      im afraid we are now going to get someone much worse. at leat he tried to fight against the total wing nuts.

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  5. Anonymous6:33 AM

    I'm sure the Pope has seen many people cry before, maybe even shed a tear or two, himself.

    I think the Pope dressed him down and told him he was leading a party that was the opposite of what jesus would do and Boehner said, you know, Pope? You're right. Fuck those guys. They're even too shitty for the likes of me. I'm outa here.

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    1. Anonymous7:35 AM

      6:33- The pope can barely speak english phonetically, let alone well enough to 'dress down' someone. In no case would anything like that ever happen via translators. The pope also likely has no idea who/what Boehner is anyway. Cute idea, though.

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    2. Anonymous8:07 AM

      The Pope didn't have to do it directly. All he had to say (through translators) is that the US has been getting it wrong and that the economic policies of the current legislative branch are unchristian.

      The Pope is educated and knows what's going on in the world and certainly did his homework (or at least he was briefed) before coming to the US. I think he could manage to understand how our government works and who/what Boehner is when he was presented for their meeting.

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    3. Anonymous8:16 AM

      7:35. Wow, that was quite the snotty little post. And ignorant, too....do you really think you can't communicate through translators? Even if it's just a not-likely scenario by the poster at 6:35, you don't need to be such an ass.

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    4. Anon 7:35 The Pope speaks more languages than you I'm sure.. Besides Spanish, Francis is conversant in Latin, Italian , English, French, German, and Ukrainian. I'm also quite sure he knows more about the government of the countries he visits than most. Why would you say it is 'likely' he doesn't? Are you conversant with the political structure of the Vatican?

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    5. Anonymous8:34 AM

      7:35 yeh keep telling yourself that, you ignorant ass. He has a thick accent. He is highly intelligent and worldly. How many languages do you speak? How much education do you have? How worldly are you, asshole.

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    6. Anonymous8:44 AM

      7:35 AM Is one of those that thinks that English is the only language that should be spoken. 7:35 must be from the Palin School of 'SPEAK AMERICAN', whatever the Hell that is.

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    7. Anonymous9:25 AM

      You all might be interested in reading this.

      http://wapo.st/1FayoAj

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    8. 9:25 very interesting article about a very interesting man. Thank you.

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    9. Anonymous11:50 AM

      7:35 The pope can barely speak english
      -------------------------------
      Says the ugly American

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    10. Anonymous12:55 PM

      7:35 you're an idiot.

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    11. Anonymous4:38 PM

      7:35
      You are obviously well-educated (eye roll), so take note. English is spelled with a capital E. Oh snap, now that's funny. Ugly American is right.

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    12. Anonymous6:40 PM

      Irony is, it was the orange man who invited him...

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  6. Chenagrrl6:41 AM

    But Kevin McCarthy, the TP guy with the big smile behind the pope, may replace Boehner. Get the popcorn. Be grateful Eric Cantor is gone.

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  7. Anonymous6:51 AM

    He was in the process of building an oceanfront mansion in Florida. Maybe it is now complete? He can golf even more often without a "part time job" to do. I wonder how much longer his liver will last, since it has had a very heavy workload for many years.

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    1. Anonymous8:45 AM

      Orange is the new Quitter.

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    2. Anonymous9:03 AM

      ^^ Perfect.

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    3. How long before ocean front goes to under water?

      Now that he can devote 100% of his time to his liver, I'd say not long. But it depends on the liver. My cousin destroyed his in 46 years.

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  8. Anonymous6:55 AM

    I don't care too much for Boehner, but I do brace myself to see who will replace him. Chances are, the teaparty is behind this and that worry me, all this leads back to mccain elevating $arah and her elk. The RWNJ rather waste billions of dollars to shut down the government of PP than to do the job they were elected for. I'm bracing myself for the fallout.

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    1. Anonymous9:10 AM

      Right. Be careful what we wish for.

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  9. Anonymous7:02 AM

    The other thing I am getting really tired of is these politicians that quit mid-stream. They were elected -- so they should serve dammit! He could just turn the reins over to McCarthy or whoever and stay in.

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  10. Speaking of former Speakers, do we know what's going on with Dennis Hastert lately?

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  11. Called it!
    The Boner meltdown!

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  12. Anonymous7:19 AM

    Boehner ditched the news conference he called. Even Sarah Palin managed a resignation speech. Somebody is probably patching him up with meds right now. Third in line to the presidency and unable to stumble up to the microphones... wow.

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    1. Anonymous8:58 AM

      Press conference now scheduled for 1PM EDT. The meds must be kicking in.

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    2. Anonymous11:29 AM

      Singing zippy-doo-dah while Congress is contemplating a government shutdown... what a patriot!

      I'm going with the dead-girl or live-boy reason. Boehner clearly feels he's dodged a major bullet.

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    3. Anonymous12:57 PM

      11:29, your comment is asinine and you obviously know nothing about politics.

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    4. Anonymous1:37 PM

      @12:57

      You obviously know nothing about snark.

      Don't feel bad for looking like an idiot. Stick around the internet awhile, you have much to learn. You might eventually rise to the point of writing comments worth reading.

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    5. Anonymous3:13 PM

      If you think that's snark you're an idiot too. If you wrote it you're an idiot.

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    6. Anonymous3:30 PM

      @3:13

      Go take your nap.

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    7. Anonymous4:41 PM

      @3:30
      What are you, 12 years old?
      Grow the fuck up or ship your juvenile remarks out. I agree with 3:13.

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    8. Anonymous5:00 PM

      Yes, agreeing with 3:13 is very juvenile.

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  13. Anonymous7:34 AM

    OT: My god, Brian Williams is a boring man! Not until he went away and came back for the popes visit did i realized how tedious and dull he is. No wonder he embellished on his career.

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  14. Excellent news to wake up to. However, as mentioned above and elsewhere I've quickly read this morning, how bad will the replacement be??? Yikes.

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    1. Anonymous9:10 AM

      Be careful what you wish for.

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    2. Anonymous10:57 AM

      That's what I'm afraid of . As Boehner's replacement could be far worse.

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  15. Anonymous7:42 AM

    It is a coincidence that the orange colored man is quitting during the Halloween month

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  16. kraftysue7:42 AM

    He seemed more emotional yesterday with the Pope's presence. I think he's been toying around with this idea for some time and after hearing the Pope, he finally made his decision. I don't like him but in turn I would hate to have been in charge of the current House members.

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  17. Love him or hate him, JB wold not fold to the TeaBaggers...this is exactly why he did it, to screw Ted Cruz and his minions

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    1. He has given the crazies all the rope they need to hang themselves. They are going to go rabid with vain glorious power. It will be like watching Valhalla burn. I'mean just hoping there isn't too much collateral damage.

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    2. Stupid autocorrect: I'm not I'mean

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    3. Anonymous12:59 PM

      7:58, thank you for a reasonable comment. The fools commenting here don't have a clue how bad it could be.

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    4. Anonymous1:43 PM

      @12:59

      YOU are commenting here. You have just included yourself in "fools".

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    5. Anonymous4:44 PM

      1:43
      Let me explain what the text means @12;59. It means "those among us" not "all of us fools." You, sweetie, are one of the fools among us. Bless your heart.

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    6. Anonymous5:13 PM

      What possible reason could you have for thinking you need to explain?

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    7. So, you're saying by letting loose the Dogs of right wing nutjob War (on women) Böhner is basically screwing all of the right, exposing them, turning the public agains them in disgust and in essence killing all of their chances at the White House in 2016?

      Cool.

      Would he really do that?

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  18. Anonymous8:17 AM

    I wonder did he receive a call from #IstandwithBB

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  19. Anonymous8:25 AM

    The far right-wing were pushing to have him outed, guess they must have succeeded in some back room deals.

    Of course, Boehner looks like he is a man with baggage; he wears it on his face. The reason for his resignation could be a mixed bag of pressure from the far-right and Cruz, plus the fact he doesn't look healthy. His bloodshot looking eyes tell he's been to the bar too long. And, possibly the Pope's visit might have been the straw on the camel's back, which forced him to look within and search his heart and conscience.


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  20. It will be McCarthy our douchebag rep.

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    1. Anonymous9:03 AM

      Not crazy enough for the farthest right wingers.

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    2. I hope he doesn't have ulcers!

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    3. Anonymous4:45 PM

      McCarthy is always a gentleman. He has a lot of class. However, he is a mile over the cliff to the right. How do you think he rose so fast in the party?

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  21. Anonymous8:36 AM

    I'm hoping something is in the works to fuck Ted Cruz and the baggers.

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  22. Dean Wermer8:42 AM

    Drunk Orange and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

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  23. London Bridges8:54 AM

    Didn't Boner Boy invite both Netanyasferatu and The Pope to address congress. Didn't both addresses fail to achieve the Republican agenda? They both bakhfired for the Rethugs.

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  24. Anonymous9:01 AM

    Why wait so long, Boehner? September 30th works for me; it would be the birthday present EVER.

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  25. Anonymous9:16 AM

    What's with the Republican Party being a group of quitters? Remember Newt Gingrich (quit as Speaker and left Congress in 1998), Sarah Palin (half-term governor), Eric Cantor (resigned as Majority Leader and member of Congress after being defeated in a primary), and now Boehner. So much for that work ethic that only they have.

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    1. Anonymous11:05 AM

      They go on to lucrative corporate boards and "think tanks."
      Well, except SP.

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    2. Anonymous2:54 PM

      When my brother in law stepped down as our Energy expert (nuclear), he went to a think tank and also teaches at a local university.

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  26. Anonymous9:17 AM

    Watching his press conference. You tried to do the right thing for the country? Horse hockey!

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  27. Anonymous10:05 AM

    Ted Cruz is not interested in doing what's good for We The People. Ted Cruz only does what's good for Ted Cruz. If the next speaker is McCarthy that poor slob is in for a very shitty time of it too.
    ~Canuck~

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  28. Anonymous10:11 AM

    I enjoyed this entertaining commentary:
    "Like Walker, Boehner Leaves to Lead"

    ***
    (excerpt)
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Nowheresville) has announced his resignation from Congress as of the end of next month. Citing the “courage and far-sightedness of Scott Walker,” Boehner says he is stepping aside as Speaker of the House and resigning from Congress so as to lead it from a non-leadership position.

    “Look, we’ve screwed this Republican Party thing up royally. The long path from Richard Nixon’s Silent Majority, through Ronald Reagan’s Moral Majority, to George Bush’s Gerrymandered Majority has led us here,” well-known political has-been Boehner said. “We took every crank, Jeebus freak, moron, nutjob, racist, sexist and ammosexual and told them that actually their pathologies were patriotism, just so that they would vote for us and against their economic self-interest.”

    “Who knew that if you empowered the delinquents on the short-bus, eventually they were going to want to drive it,” well-known weeper Boehner said, a wistful tear in his eye. “The experiment has escaped the laboratory.”

    ***

    For the rest of the article, go to http://juanitajean.com/like-walker-boehner-leaves-to-lead/

    Elsie

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    1. Anonymous11:12 AM

      That is obviously satire, not an "article"

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    2. Oh no shit eh?
      What's with the snark here today?

      I had the Redskins last night.
      I woke up drunk.
      I had a meeting at the crack of 10:00 AM.

      What's everybody else's problem?

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    3. Anonymous3:07 PM

      my job sucks and now a t-bagger will probably be 2nd in line to be potus...

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    4. Anonymous4:48 PM

      3:07
      Perhaps you should apply for his job?

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  29. Anonymous10:38 AM

    While I was not thrilled with Boehner, who knows what moron those rethugs will put in his place. Just what we need a "christian teabagger" second in line for the presidency.

    I have a feeling that Boehner knew the teabaggers had the votes to oust him, the Dems said they would not help, so he resigned "with dignity" rather than being kicked out.

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  30. Anonymous10:39 AM

    Maybe change the headline to quitting Congress?

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  31. Anonymous10:54 AM

    eeek! This re ME immigrants coming to US

    palin45potus • 36 minutes ago
    Don't worry about Europe...worry that Obama has already assured them that they are just a temporary spot until he can settle them into your neighborhood, with you and I providing them welfare while they plan our death.

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    1. Anonymous2:19 PM

      If the president was truly going to round up people and put them in camps these fucking idiots should be the first to go.

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  32. Anonymous11:05 AM

    Let the games begin!!!
    __

    The Insanity Begins As GOP Announces Bill To Repeal ObamaCare and Defund Planned Parenthood

    http://www.politicususa.com/2015/09/25/insanity-begins-gop-announces-bill-repeal-obamacare-defund-planned-parenthood.html

    Bernie Sanders Warns That The Republican Crazy May Get Worse Without John Boehner Around

    http://www.politicususa.com/2015/09/25/bernie-sanders-warns-republican-crazy-worse-john-boehner.html


    Ted Cruz Accuses John Boehner of Leaving Office to Help President Obama

    http://www.politicususa.com/2015/09/25/ted-cruz-accuses-john-boehner-leaving-office-president-obama.html

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    1. I hope Stephen Colbert does a special Hunger(y for power) Games segment on Böhner. He could be a special tribute. Who saw this coming? I'm sure he'll include that Scooter quote about leaving to lead.

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  33. Here's the short version of Boehner's resignation speech:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzGoDtmTllg

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  34. Anonymous12:32 PM

    Louie Gohmert is ready to take control! He's at Walmart right now!

    http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/t44j21hawk/LouieGohmertwithafullteabag.png

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  35. Anonymous12:52 PM

    Be careful what you wish for. Boehner is a moderate. A fucking lunatic tea bagger may very well take over. To be honest Boehner is a decent guy who doesn't possess the insanity and ruthlessness of the t-bags.

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    1. If they do they can kiss the White House goodbye and probably lose the Senate and possibly the House too. Too many people can't stand the 'baggers. Not just Dems. Independents and even Republicans. Enough to seriously damage them in 2016.

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  36. Anonymous1:32 PM

    Hmmm, someones VP?

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    1. You really think he stepped down to be Jeb!'s VP?

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    2. Anonymous7:15 PM

      Doubtful. He's not well-liked.

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  37. Sgt. Preston of the Yukon2:05 PM

    Boehner was probably the most reasonable Republican in a position of power.
    Not that that's saying much.
    I hope that the R's replace him with someone totally ineffective and amusingly crazy. Maybe they can bring back Michelle Bachmann, although I'm willing to settle for Louie Gohmert.

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  38. Anonymous5:28 PM

    Kevin Owen McCarthy sounds like a teabagger:

    In 2010 McCarthy signed a pledge sponsored by Americans for Prosperity promising to vote against any Global Warming legislation that would raise taxes on affected companies.[28]

    McCarthy does not support renewing the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., as he expects the private sector to take over the role.[29]

    McCarthy is pro-life and has received a 100% rating from the National Right to Life Committee. He has voted against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to ban abortions, to stop taxpayer funding of abortion and has also voted repeatedly to defund and repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[30]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_McCarthy_%28California_politician%29

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    1. OOOoooo. He' a Kochsucker.

      I guess Scooter is out and Kevin is in.

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  39. Anonymous5:57 PM

    Don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.

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