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October 08, 2015

Good Lord: Boehner Reportedly Urging Paul Ryan to Run for Speakership, Or Else Boehner Might Declare He's The Only Man Capable of Leading the House

Oh, God. We thought we got rid of Boehner, but now if Boehner doesn't get in someone acceptable to the Corporate Establishment, he's threatening to hang on to power?

Which is bullshit anyway -- because the votes are there to kick him out.


But he says he'll stay until someone is chosen to replace him.

Speaker John Boehner has agreed to stay on as Speaker–not just until the Caucus nominates someone --but, until that person can confirm 218 votes on the House floor (needed to take the Speaker’s gavel). Short of that -- Boehner will stay on for the rest of this Congress and steer legislation that is pending.

What does this mean? Moderates and leadership types are cheering and saying Boehner is the only one they will support. Conservatives will go ballistic since they know this signals that Boehner will make ALL kinds of deals to get big ticket legislation through the House even if it means using Democrats votes to do it.

He's "agreed" to stay. LOL. Who was asking him?

I guess the rest of the Establishment.

Another name being offered as someone acceptable to both wings is Gowdy.

Who knows, maybe the most ridiculous rumor of the day -- that they'd ask Mitt Romney to be Speaker (nothing requires the Speaker to be a Representative) -- will end up coming to fruition.

Nah. But there's a Padding Link to round this post out.


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