John Boehner: I'm Outta Here! (Probably Stated While Crying)

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    Sep 25, 2015 1:49 PM GMT
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    I Can't Wait [/bartscottvoice] to see who gets drummed up as the next Speaker!

    So, we got another shutdown coming, or what?
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    Sep 25, 2015 1:55 PM GMT
    If he would just take the tea bagging crazy people with him, this country might be decent again.
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    Sep 25, 2015 1:58 PM GMT
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/26/us/boehner-will-resign-from-congress.html

    NY TimesWASHINGTON — Speaker John A. Boehner, under intense pressure from conservatives in his party, will resign one of the most powerful positions in government and give up his House seat at the end of October, throwing Congress into chaos as it tries to avert a government shutdown.

    Mr. Boehner made the announcement in an emotional meeting with his fellow Republicans on Friday morning.


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    Sep 25, 2015 2:23 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidIf he would just take the tea bagging crazy people with him, this country might be decent again.

    But it looks like that's exactly the camp that's gonna supply his replacement as the next Speaker. Almost guaranteeing a government shutdown. All these people know is extreme ideology (both political and religious), not how to actually govern and run a diverse, modern country.
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    Sep 25, 2015 2:46 PM GMT
    Quick scouring of the list of Reps and my money is on Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) to replace him.

    My fellow frat bro Paul Ryan's still out there, too. He'd be fun.
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    Sep 25, 2015 2:50 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    smartmoney saidIf he would just take the tea bagging crazy people with him, this country might be decent again.

    But it looks like that's exactly the camp that's gonna supply his replacement as the next Speaker. Almost guaranteeing a government shutdown. All these people know is extreme ideology (both political and religious), not how to actually govern and run a diverse, modern country.





    Sadly, I must agree with AD's analysis.




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    Sep 25, 2015 2:50 PM GMT
    dayumm saidQuick scouring of the list of Reps and my money is on Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) to replace him.


    I'd still like to see Paul Ryan. He claims he doesn't want it, so if true, he would be one who could be good.
  • metta

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    Sep 25, 2015 3:59 PM GMT
    "Mr. Boehner’s stunning announcement lessens the chance of a government shutdown next week as Republican leaders in Congress will push for a short-term funding measure to keep the government operating and the speaker will no longer be deterred by those who threatened his job."


    "leading candidate is Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the majority leader, who is widely viewed more favorably by the more conservative members. The preferred candidate among many Republicans, Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, has said he does not want the job."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/26/us/john-boehner-to-resign-from-congress.html

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    Sep 25, 2015 4:39 PM GMT

    Maybe he's finally entering treatment icon_confused.gif



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    Sep 25, 2015 5:05 PM GMT
    Very interesting,

    He's a water, sun sign Scorpio (personality/ego)= emotional, ruled by underworld-secrecy Pluto (currently in business/government lord in Capricorn). He probably enjoys Halloween

    His ascendant/rising is Unknown, hmmm, no birth time.
    Knowing how emotional he is, I guess his rising to be Cancer, which is cardinal and ruled by the moon. Since the moon cycles are so frequent, 2 per month, this could explain his frequent crying outburst all the time. If this is the case, he is a double water, sun-rising

    His moon in Libra balances him out though when he gets over emotional by the moon cycles. He can be "fair" when the moon is highlighted due to his Libra stance.

    This coming super full moon, total lunar eclipse in Aries/Libra (Sept 27), the last of the 4 (tetrad) must have sent him over the emotional edge, its immediate affects are a few days before and few days after. Saturn, now in Sagittarius has taken over the reins from Pluto, still in Capricorn. "A changing of the guard" has taken place.


    Sun: 25°01' Scorpio
    Moon: 18°37' Libra
    Dominants: Scorpio, Libra, Capricorn
    Venus, Pluto, Moon
    Earth, Water / Cardinal


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    Sep 25, 2015 6:18 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    smartmoney saidIf he would just take the tea bagging crazy people with him, this country might be decent again.

    But it looks like that's exactly the camp that's gonna supply his replacement as the next Speaker. Almost guaranteeing a government shutdown. All these people know is extreme ideology (both political and religious), not how to actually govern and run a diverse, modern country.


    When the GOP is digging itself into a hole, loan it a bigger shovel. It's going to have to bury itself and re-form before we can have an adult opposition in this country.
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    Sep 25, 2015 9:08 PM GMT
    It would be cool to have Michele Obama jump into this spot. That would be so rad. That way / we'd have her with us for more years. She gets politics, she really does. She'd have things shaken up and put things right for us. All the little people would get a fair shot if Michele had her way. She cares, she really does.
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    Sep 25, 2015 9:56 PM GMT
    Less than 24 hours ago... icon_lol.gif

    http://time.com/4049376/government-shutdown-john-boehner-congress/

    TIME“He’s not going anywhere,” said Boehner’s communications director Kevin Smith. “If there’s a small crew of members who think that he’s just going to pick up and resign in the middle of his term, they are going to be sadly mistaken.


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    Sep 25, 2015 10:48 PM GMT
    TheBaise saidIt would be cool to have Michele Obama jump into this spot. That would be so rad. That way / we'd have her with us for more years. She gets politics, she really does. She'd have things shaken up and put things right for us. All the little people would get a fair shot if Michele had her way. She cares, she really does.


    you're a nut job, pure and simple
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    Sep 25, 2015 11:25 PM GMT
    tazzari said
    Art_Deco said
    smartmoney saidIf he would just take the tea bagging crazy people with him, this country might be decent again.

    But it looks like that's exactly the camp that's gonna supply his replacement as the next Speaker. Almost guaranteeing a government shutdown. All these people know is extreme ideology (both political and religious), not how to actually govern and run a diverse, modern country.

    When the GOP is digging itself into a hole, loan it a bigger shovel. It's going to have to bury itself and re-form before we can have an adult opposition in this country.

    True. I'm reading 2 predictions about this, from various sources. One is like I stated before, that the Teabaggers will seize the House leadership and shut down the government until they get their way, defunding Planned Parenthood and underfunding or eliminating yet more social support programs, while increasing corporate tax breaks and military spending.

    The alternate line of reasoning is that the incumbent Republican Majority Leader will become the Speaker, a less fanatical Conservative. The Planned Parenthood defunding portion will be stripped out of the budget, which will be given an extension. But that just kicks the can down the road for a short time.

    Teabaggers smell blood and they aren't going to let this go, one way or the other. Either now or later, this is gonna be an ongoing conflict we'll continue to be hearing about. Teabaggers are claiming credit for having taken down the Speaker of the House after years of trying, they're not going to let Planned Parenthood survive, either.
  • tj85016

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    Sep 26, 2015 11:31 AM GMT
    I actually liked Boehner, I think he acted like a brake on the Tea Party types and actually prevented them from doing some really damaging things

    regardless, his wasn't an easy job
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    Sep 26, 2015 11:58 AM GMT
    Is it possible Congress's job approval rating will go any lower than it has since Boehner became Speaker in Jan 2011?
    At 9%, no wonder he cried so much.

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  • metta

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    Sep 26, 2015 4:27 PM GMT
    Here’s why John Boehner’s abrupt exit spells trouble for a fractious GOP

    "Tea Party faction represents constituents fraught with fear and anxiety that their country is being “stolen” from them; it’s changing too fast. For these people, as Richard Hofstadter pointed out many years ago, compromise is commensurate with capitulation to evil."

    ...

    "By any reasonable measure, John Boehner is one of the most conservative speakers in the history of the House of Representatives. When Boehner became house speaker in 2010, the American Conservative Union gave his congressional voting record a career score of 94, an almost perfect rating.

    But the extreme and unbending conservatives who now dominate the Republican Party never liked Boehner. Notwithstanding his conservative voting record, the house speaker lacked the uncompromising zealotry and irresponsible rhetoric that the conservative Tea Party faction demands from Republican leaders. Boehner wanted to cut deals with the White House, while the Tea Party wanted to shut down the entire government."

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    "Donald Trump and Ben Carson stand in first and second place, respectively. Trump and Carson are exactly the kind of leaders that Tea Party conservatives love: they lack government experience, they have a poor grasp of the issues, they take absurdly extreme policy positions and they make crudely offensive and deeply divisive statements on a routine basis. In the age of Trump and Carson, Boehner’s days were numbered."


    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/09/heres-why-john-boehners-abrupt-exit-spells-trouble-for-a-fractious-gop/
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 26, 2015 4:44 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidIf he would just take the tea bagging crazy people with him, this country might be decent again.
    He is leaving Congress because of the tea bagging lunaticsicon_exclaim.gif
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    Sep 26, 2015 4:46 PM GMT
    TheBaise saidIt would be cool to have Michele Obama jump into this spot. That would be so rad. That way / we'd have her with us for more years. She gets politics, she really does. She'd have things shaken up and put things right for us. All the little people would get a fair shot if Michele had her way. She cares, she really does.
    You need to be committed to a psychiatric ward for making such an idiotic statement.
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    Sep 27, 2015 1:40 AM GMT
    Savvy Boehner could cash in as a lobbyist

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/savvy-boehner-could-cash-in-as-a-lobbyist/ar-AAeP9xX?li=AAa0dzB
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    Sep 29, 2015 3:14 PM GMT
    Ted Cruz Throws Tantrum On Senate Floor After Learning He Can’t Shut Down Government Again






    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/09/29/ted-cruz-throws-tantrum-on-senate-floor-after-learning-he-cant-shut-down-government-again-video/


    I think that Ted Cruz is correct here. There is a segment of the Republican party, the Tea Party group, that are furious and do not want Republicans to work with Democrats to get anything done. This segment wants to stop government spending (with the exception of military spending) at any cost, stop working with other countries, stop providing health care for Americans, hurt people, and hurt this country. Those are their goals and they have quite a lot of power within the Republican party. That is what Ted Cruz is supporting. That is not the America I will ever support! I will never vote for political party that supports that. NEVER!
  • metta

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    Sep 29, 2015 4:17 PM GMT
    Cruz sternly rebuked by GOP


    The Texas senator's internal criticism of his leadership is what animates his presidential campaign, but his colleagues appear to be no longer listening.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/ted-cruz-senate-rebuke-planned-parenthood-214183
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    Sep 29, 2015 7:00 PM GMT
    metta saidTed Cruz Throws Tantrum On Senate Floor After Learning He Can’t Shut Down Government Again






    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/09/29/ted-cruz-throws-tantrum-on-senate-floor-after-learning-he-cant-shut-down-government-again-video/


    I think that Ted Cruz is correct here. There is a segment of the Republican party, the Tea Party group, that are furious and do not want Republicans to work with Democrats to get anything done. This segment wants to stop government spending (with the exception of military spending) at any cost, stop working with other countries, stop providing health care for Americans, hurt people, and hurt this country. Those are their goals and they have quite a lot of power within the Republican party. That is what Ted Cruz is supporting. That is not the America I will ever support! I will never vote for political party that supports that. NEVER!



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  • metta

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    Sep 30, 2015 5:07 PM GMT
    Likely House Speaker Praises Benghazi Committee For Hurting Hillary Clinton Politically

    "Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?"


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kevin-mccarthy-benghazi-committee_560bdeb5e4b0dd850309e5ed