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The Demise of Boehner? GOP rebels might hope so, but no one should bet against the speaker

The Demise of Boehner?
Via nationalreview.com » Submitted On Wed, 12/26/2012 - 1:48pm by Norman Wolfe

Legislator: Rep. John A. Boehner

Issue: Tax Reform

John Fund writes on NRO: It's one of the ironies of Washington that while President Obama refuses to negotiate on entitlements and Majority Leader Harry Reid presides over a Senate that irresponsibly hasn't passed a budget in three years, it's House Speaker John Boehner who is being talked about as someone who has done a poor job of managing the country’s fiscal situation.

On Friday, reporters asked Boehner if he was worried that the retreat could cost him his speakership when the new House convenes on January 3.  “While we may have not been able to get the votes last night . . . they weren’t taking that out on me,” Boehner said.

Well, some are. Republican dissidents, who believe Boehner has been too accommodating to liberals and too quick to punish conservative rebels, point out that a speaker must be elected with 218 votes, an absolute majority of all House members, including Republicans. Ballots continue to be cast until someone gains a majority.

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The speaker could prove his metal by doing what is suggested by Ben in this video clip!

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Rand Paul “I Will Work With Harry Reid To Let Him Pass His Big Old Tax Hike”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC3Cand6ySI

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Over and Over again Boehner has proven that he's in 0bama's pocket we should all be contacting the GOP congressmen to urge them NOT to support Boehner on Jan 3rd.
BOEHNER MUST GO !!

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