Boehner Faces Re-Election Challenge Among Other GOPs

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    Feb 25, 2014 1:14 AM GMT
    There is the Tea Party Patriots “Fire the Speaker“ petition, which is not to be confused with the FreedomWorks “Fire the Speaker“ petition, or the websites variously urging people to “Fire John Boehner“ and “Pledge to Fire Boehner.”

    A new one, “Replace the Speaker,” appeared after Speaker John A. Boehner, Republican of Ohio, allowed a vote on raising the country’s debt ceiling to move forward.

    The GOP rebels are working toward replacing many current GOP leaders. What do you think?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/25/us/politics/gop-leaders-draw-rare-re-election-challenge-from-the-ranks.html?hp&_r=0
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    Feb 25, 2014 1:34 AM GMT
    Dog eat dog? Though I'm not sure that any replacement they could come up with would be any better. The best way to remove Boehner is a Democratic takeover through elections.
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    Feb 25, 2014 1:43 AM GMT
    tazzari saidDog eat dog? Though I'm not sure that any replacement they could come up with would be any better. The best way to remove Boehner is a Democratic takeover through elections.


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    Feb 25, 2014 1:45 AM GMT
    Each GOP rebel is a personification of how growing unease among the most passionate and motivated conservatives is complicating the re-election campaigns of many of the highest-ranking Republican leaders in Washington. Across the country, candidate GOP rebels are waging what is perhaps the most forceful challenge in generations that either political party has seen from within its own ranks.

    “It’s very uncommon to challenge incumbents — period. So this is truly unusual,” said Allan Lichtman, a professor of history at American University who has written about fissures in the conservative movement.