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Johnson Will Soon Have a Single-Vote Majority—What
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Posted By: earlybird, 4/17/2024 9:08:48 PM

WASHINGTON—After a string of retirements and an expulsion, House Republicans will soon hold the slimmest majority in modern history. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) is leading a Republican conference that can spare only one defection in a party that has already dethroned its own speaker over internal divisions. Such a thin advantage gives Republicans little in the way of leverage in a government that’s otherwise completely controlled by Democrats—particularly as infighting and the threat of a new motion to vacate against Mr. Johnson hangs over all that he does.


Yet some think it would be cool to dump Johnson NOW and elect Jordan or Biggs NOW? When pigs fly... Hang on, elect Trump and more Republican congresspersons. Patience. Or lose bigly...

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Californian 4/17/2024 9:14:50 PM (No. 1701304)
Watch another 2 RINO resign just before Trump gets elected when the polling has Ice Cream Man getting creamed by 10 points to turn the House over to their RINO/Democrat party who will then refuse to accept Trump's overwhelming victory and create a constitutional crisis. All in the name of saving democracy.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross 4/17/2024 9:20:29 PM (No. 1701306)
Meanwhile, every proposed bill or lack of a bill causes some dimwit R to want to vacate the speaker's chair. Nice work, Republicans.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney 4/17/2024 9:30:08 PM (No. 1701310)
The only majority Johnson has is with the Democrats.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: danu 4/17/2024 9:34:14 PM (No. 1701311)
and when we get there, the cupboard will be bare
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Reply 5 - Posted by: jalo1951 4/17/2024 9:38:01 PM (No. 1701314)
It means America and the America people will continue to be f-ed over by the elite. But since they are our betters, just ask them, I guess we should be thrilled and tingly all over. And with all the rinos running loose it should easy to accomplish in both chambers. s/o
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Reply 6 - Posted by: BarryNo 4/17/2024 9:45:26 PM (No. 1701319)
It's all an illusion. Republicans only really comprise about 20% of either house or senate. The rest are Deep States and compromised pols. The Deep State Swamp Critters sit smugly in seats purchased for them by Globalist masters. The compromised squirm and fret, their existence between the Deep Stater whims and the blackmail restraining them. They don't want to be where they are, but they are trapped. Uncompromised Republicans push and pull on these unfortunate souls and occasionally make temporary incursions. There support lasts only till their masters crack their whips.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 4/17/2024 10:38:45 PM (No. 1701328)
Given that Johnson has proven that he is stupid as all get out, nothing good is likely to happen.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: jntsrgn 4/17/2024 10:59:37 PM (No. 1701340)
As soon as the Dems control the House they will declare by act of Congress that Trump is ineligible to hold Federal office due to Jan 6th. That is game OVER.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: RuckusTom 4/17/2024 11:25:24 PM (No. 1701351)
"... and an expulsion ...". They're not called the stupid party for nothing. If 2 more republicans retire between now and November - flipping the House to the democrats (with Hakeem Jeffries as Speaker), how quickly could they ram through big ticket items in time for the election? Things like amnesty, DC statehood (2 more dem senators) and two or three more SC justices? Who would stop them? How could they be stopped?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Catherine 4/17/2024 11:26:44 PM (No. 1701353)
# 8 - that's scary. But so far they haven't proved anything about January 6th have they? I know they're working on it but, and I hate to say this out loud, they haven't managed to 'get' President Trump on anything but that Carrol woman and that was a joke and on appeal. Johnson better hang in there for a few more months.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Tennman 4/17/2024 11:46:20 PM (No. 1701359)
It means the pubbies are frigging morons hell-bent on proving calling them the stupid-party is very, very generous
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rinktum 4/18/2024 3:48:43 AM (No. 1701379)
Since the few contrarians we can always count on to betray us, it looks like we are royally screwed. No one has come along in the Republican leadership who can or even wants to have a come to Jesus meeting with this motley crew of traitors. There is always enough fools who will cross over and vote with the dems. The pathetic turn of events is when the leadership does it! While I absolutely loathe the democrat party, these Rinos are dead to me. I abhor them because they put their own petty grievances and/or vengeance above the will of the people and the good of the country. Never forget the day John McCain betrayed the entire nation in order to stick it to Trump when he waltzed in to save Obamacare. He was not going to give Trump that win. I despise these traitors because of the harm they have done to this country. #3, I bet a dime to a donut that Johnson has made a deal with democrats to protect his Speakership if he goes along with the democrat agenda. Anyone else have a chill go up their spine when we saw the photos of Mike Johnson and Paul Ryan on the stairs together after their closed door meeting? Was that when Johnson was turned or was he a ringer the whole time?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Trigger2 4/18/2024 5:02:12 AM (No. 1701401)
Only one RINO can upset the apple cart? I'd say it's more like 20.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: mifla 4/18/2024 5:23:23 AM (No. 1701408)
It means that every House Republican needs to watch their backs as they go down the stairs in the Capitol.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: EQKimball 4/18/2024 6:13:36 AM (No. 1701431)
When it comes to voting discipline, the House Democratic caucus is as reliably a solid bloc as the North Korean politburo. The Republicans meanwhile resemble the Stanford Marching Band. Ever wonder why?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 4/18/2024 7:03:18 AM (No. 1701444)
What does it mean? It means that Rebooblicans rarely miss an opportunity to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: little guy 4/18/2024 8:43:41 AM (No. 1701518)
Hakeem Jeffries will be Speaker within a few weeks. Republicans will have given up happily their majority. They are stupid, feckless and as corrupt as democrats, maybe even more corrupt. ALL of our so-called elected leaders are deliberately destroying the greatest country on the face of the earth. ALL. It's over.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Surroundedbyblue 4/18/2024 10:26:28 AM (No. 1701584)
The difference would be what if the Dems had the speakership?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: bighambone 4/18/2024 12:58:33 PM (No. 1701702)
It means that by the time the Republican National Convention comes around that the wimpy Congressional Republicans will most likely hand over control of the House of Representatives to the progressive Democrats resulting in the coronation of a new progressive Democrat Speaker of the House thus giving the leftist and progressive Democrats complete control of the Congress and the White House. Beyond that, once all the tens of millions of illegal aliens are counted in the next US Census, which will cause a good number of Congressional Districts to be moved from their present locations into leftist and progressive Democrat politically controlled so-called “sanctuary cities” and areas because of the massive illegal alien population increases in those cities and areas that the wimpy Republicans will never again be able to gain control of the House of Representatives on into the future.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Lucky5 4/18/2024 1:46:52 PM (No. 1701733)
As usually destroy any power or lead we have. What is wrong with Republicans in government?
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