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Boehner Coup Attempt
Larger Than First Thought

Roll Call, by Jonathan Strong

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Posted By:FlyRight, 1/6/2013 3:31:13 PM

A concerted effort to unseat Speaker John A. Boehner was under way the day of his re-election to the position, but participants called it off 30 minutes before the House floor vote, CQ Roll Call has learned. A group of disaffected conservatives had agreed to vote against the Ohio lawmaker if they could get at least 25 members to join the effort. But one member, whose identity could not be verified, rescinded his or her participation the morning of the vote, leaving the group one person short of its self-imposed 25-member threshold.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: KTWO, 1/6/2013 3:36:51 PM     (No. 9101866)

Is ´coup´ the right word?

Wasn´t it just choosing speaker for the next Congress? That is done every two years.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/6/2013 3:52:49 PM     (No. 9101883)

There is always one that screws it up.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: thelmalou, 1/6/2013 3:55:47 PM     (No. 9101889)

I´m guessing it was Teh Crazee Bachmann. Could be wrong, but it would fit...


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Reply 4 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/6/2013 4:00:39 PM     (No. 9101900)

Hulskamp and the brat from MI really need to move on with their lives rather than spending their constituents time and money trying to stab the Speaker in the back. They lost. We´re keeping Boehner and we´re going to be sensible adults in dealing with the Democrats. Stop leaking crap to the press and go start your third party already. Say hi to the Larouche folks for me, just don´t come back. Your juvenile attempts to assert yourselves have cost us 5 Senate seats and counting.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Justavoter, 1/6/2013 4:06:32 PM     (No. 9101910)

Chickens in a coup

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nina584, 1/6/2013 4:25:05 PM     (No. 9101930)

#4 boehner deserves to lose.Worst speaker ever and I´ve seen a few.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 1/6/2013 4:28:38 PM     (No. 9101935)

#4 - my RINO Congresscreep votes more like a Dem than a Conservative would vote. Dealing with the Dems as adults isn´t working I´d say.

Perhaps the problem is that the system is rigged such that only the types of Candidates you can get to run against the incumbent are the ones who ran and won.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: navybrat, 1/6/2013 4:30:12 PM     (No. 9101936)

Boehner has stabbed enough conservative republicans in the back, it is past time for him to go.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/6/2013 4:47:00 PM     (No. 9101950)

Those of you dreaming of dumping Boehner lost your chance. We have him now and he´s done a better job than most expected. When do we stop moaning about why we lost the election, who lost the election, what Boehner and McConnell should have done, which uninterested and disengaged person would have saved us if only given an opportunity? All of that is yesterday. What we have to deal with now is tomorrow and more tomorrows until the 2016 election. We have to get off the floor, dust ourselves off and formulate a plan. Then...we have to work together, even if that direction doesn´t meet our personal purity requirement and even if we aren´t happy with the guy standing next to us. Those hoping for big accomplishments with big words and meaningless sandy lines, need to realize we´ll be making small steps, but we can save this country eventually.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: trackman999, 1/6/2013 4:50:26 PM     (No. 9101955)

# 9, How do you fight tech , administration backed voter fraud?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Pros7767, 1/6/2013 4:51:56 PM     (No. 9101957)

#9, if past performance is any indication, I´m not optimistic about future performance. Boehner and McConnell are both too weak to do anything except cry and suck up to this administration.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: leesum, 1/6/2013 4:54:07 PM     (No. 9101962)

The Grand Rapids Press is going to have another negative article about Amash. He does not live up to the great tradition of compromise of his district which Gerald Ford began.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/6/2013 4:56:19 PM     (No. 9101965)

If your quarterback keeps throwing interceptions, you replace him. It isn’t an indictment, just an adjustment in the lineup. There’s no I in team.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 1/6/2013 5:13:54 PM     (No. 9101986)

Bravo 13.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: uno, 1/6/2013 6:42:09 PM     (No. 9102069)

- and there´s no crying in football!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: judy, 1/6/2013 7:33:01 PM     (No. 9102136)

My bet is was Michelle Bachmann..... she was probably afraid of the big cry baby...after all he does remove conservatives from key committees that do not agree with him...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: retiree, 1/6/2013 7:54:57 PM     (No. 9102162)

I see lots of accusations but nothing specific.
How about being specific about what he has done that is so bad? It might help if he had some help from republicans but they are so busy taking care of themselves they seem to have forgotten what they campaigned on. He needs help to do the job.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: oldsfc, 1/6/2013 8:47:43 PM     (No. 9102224)

Unless Boehner and the rest of the RINOs wake up, they may find themselves in the minority for a looong time. Lots of conservatives don´t trust the GOP. I have been known to sit at home during elections,McCain comes to mind. Romney, the RINO wet dream did not do so well either. Wake up and smell the coffee, this ain´t France (yet).

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