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Boehner: I'll run for Speaker again
« on: March 03, 2014, 01:14:45 PM »
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/199704-boehner-ill-run-for-speaker-again

March 03, 2014, 12:08 pm
Boehner: I'll run for Speaker again

By Russell Berman

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) plans to run for reelection as Speaker after the November elections, telling his hometown newspaper Monday that his standing within the Republican Conference is as strong as it has ever been.

The Speaker’s future is a topic of constant speculation in Washington, and the recent retirement of several of his close friends, as well as his decision to buy a condo in Florida, has renewed talk that he will soon step down.

But Boehner, 64, who has already filed to run for reelection to his House seat, told the Cincinnati Enquirer that he wants to keep the Speaker’s gavel for another two years.

“I think I’m in better shape with my own caucus than I have ever been in the last three years,” he said.

Boehner said his purchase of property in Florida “has nothing to do with my future.”

Some Republican lawmakers said Boehner solidified his internal position during last fall’s fiscal showdown, when he waged a losing battle that resulted in a government shutdown after conservatives balked when he and the GOP leadership had sought a way out of the crisis.

Outside conservative groups are still calling for his ouster, and after narrowly surviving a revolt in early 2013, Boehner could face defections in 2015, if not an outright challenge.

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Re: Boehner: I'll run for Speaker again
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 01:18:20 PM »
 He will retire and not run but it makes him look weak to say otherwise.
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Re: Boehner: I'll run for Speaker again
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2014, 01:47:25 PM »
Hopefully, Boo Hoo will lose, and drag Cantor and the rest of what passes for House Leadership into oblivion with him.  :smokin:
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Re: Boehner: I'll run for Speaker again
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2014, 01:48:55 PM »
Hopefully, Boo Hoo will lose, and drag Cantor and the rest of what passes for House Leadership into oblivion with him.  :smokin:

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Re: Boehner: I'll run for Speaker again
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2014, 02:01:41 PM »
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Re: Boehner: I'll run for Speaker again
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2014, 05:39:53 PM »
The GOP House leadership is a joke. 

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Re: Boehner: I'll run for Speaker again
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2014, 05:59:54 PM »
Its bad enough to have a lunatic democrat running the senate.  But add to that a teary eyed, spineless rino and America is in deep dodo.
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Re: Boehner: I'll run for Speaker again
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2014, 06:22:55 PM »
He will retire and not run but it makes him look weak to say otherwise.

Why would he retire?  When the GOP takes the Senate, he'll have more opportunity to fashion legislation.

Remember that the Tea Party caucus is only about 25% of the House, so Boehner's likely right to assert that he will win the Speakership again.
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Re: Boehner: I'll run for Speaker again
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2014, 08:42:58 AM »
Boehner has it for two more years.

Boehner will likely win and the GOP will take the Senate.  The GOP Congress will pass amnesty and collaborate with the left, but not quite enough to appease the true Marxists.  Obama will rally against the GOP Congress blaming it for everything.  The media will cheerlead the masses.  The true Conservatives will stay home due to the GOP establishment takeover/amnesty and the democrats retake Congress in 2016 convincingly.   

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Re: Boehner: I'll run for Speaker again
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2014, 10:03:53 AM »
Boehner has it for two more years.

Boehner will likely win and the GOP will take the Senate.  The GOP Congress will pass amnesty and collaborate with the left, but not quite enough to appease the true Marxists.  Obama will rally against the GOP Congress blaming it for everything.  The media will cheerlead the masses.  The true Conservatives will stay home due to the GOP establishment takeover/amnesty and the democrats retake Congress in 2016 convincingly.

Sadly, you may be correct on all counts.

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Re: Boehner: I'll run for Speaker again
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2014, 10:06:52 AM »
The GOP House leadership  congress is a joke.

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Re: Boehner: I'll run for Speaker again
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2014, 03:28:22 PM »
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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