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Boehner Re-Elected Speaker

This was not a surprise, but the media seems to making a huge deal about how many defections there were from Republicans who did not vote for Boehner. While it was mentioned four years ago, I do not remember so much attention given to the fact that Nancy Pelosi had 19 Democrats not vote for her four years in her first vote to be re-elected as Speaker. Boehner only had 13 Republicans not vote in his favor this time.

By the way, two of the Republicans voted for Allen West, a man who could not even win in his own Congressional District. We can now say we have identified two of the nutjob Congressmen (yes, I said it) in the Republican Party as Louie Gohmert and Paul Broun.

Posted by Dave at 2:26 pm
Filed under: General | Comments (30)

30 Responses to “Boehner Re-Elected Speaker”

  1. Tulipomania says:

    Allen West was dumb ass though.

  2. EML says:

    The 12 non-Boehner voters

    Stockman -> no vote
    Mulvaney -> no vote
    Labrador -> no vote
    Pearce -> Cantor
    Yoho -> Cantor
    Bridenstein -> Cantor
    Broun -> West
    Gohmert -> West
    Massie -> Amash
    Amash -> Labrador
    Huelskamp -> Jordan
    Jones -> David Walker

  3. EML says:

    Bunu hates black people AND jews

  4. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    “We can now say we have identified two of the nutjob Congressmen (yes, I said it) in the Republican Party as Louie Gohmert and Paul Broun.”

    stupidest comment by Dave i’ve ever read since I found this blog a year ago

  5. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    as i’ve said if I was a member of the House my vote would have gone to cantor. my patience with Bohener is growing thin.

  6. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    @freddoso Another note: The model for fighting your party’s leaders is Jeff Flake, not Walter Jones. Flake was all alone, and he got results.

  7. jason says:

    Most of those voting against Boehner or not voting knew he would win anyway. I would like to see if they really had the balls to elect Pelosi as speaker.

    Dave is right. Voting for Alan West (who I like) is stupid grandstanding.

  8. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    “Dave is right. Voting for Alan West (who I like) is stupid grandstanding.”

    I agree it’s stupid grandstanding but to call them nutjobs? 8shakes head*

  9. jason says:

    I don’t see much difference between stupid grandstanding and nutjobs myself.

    Voting for a guy who is not even going to be in Congress and is not running for the position qualifies as nutty IMO.

    I think if we want to “send messages” we should send them to the Democrats.

  10. jason says:

    From Redstate some silver linings in the cliff deal…

    http://www.redstate.com/2013/01/02/silver-linings-in-the-fiscal-cliff-deal/

  11. Bitterlaw says:

    jason – Don’t you understand that when the GOP looks fractured and at war with itself it conveys how strong the party is? The Democrats always look weak because they rarely let these fights occur in public.

  12. jason says:

    The most optimistic take in the above article if you don’t want to bother reading all of it.

    Henry Blodget:

    To listen to all the moaning out of the House of Representatives yesterday, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Republicans are losing the fiscal battle in Washington.

    Actually, they’re winning.

    …Ever since the Bush Tax Cuts were first enacted in 2001–temporarily, as a stimulus measure–one goal of the Republican party has been to “make the Bush Tax Cuts permanent.”

    For most of the last decade, this goal has seemed like an extremist view: Making the Bush Tax Cuts permanent would drastically reduce the federal government’s revenue. It would also increase inequality and balloon the national debt and deficit–so how could we possibly justify doing that?

    And yet now, suddenly, almost all of the Bush Tax Cuts are permanent….when it comes to the broader fiscal battle, the Republicans are winning: The federal government’s tax revenues are at the lowest level as a percent of GDP in the past several decades.

    The Republicans, in other words, are well on their way to starving the beast.”

  13. Bitterlaw says:

    Jul – I read your opinion piece. I thought it was good. My only suggestion is to cut down on the !!!!!. You are not writing for a high school newspaper or a cheer leading squad.

  14. Bitterlaw says:

    Bunu is really agitated today. That is always a good thing.

  15. jason says:

    12. You are right. A dog eat dog fight for the speakership would have been “healthy bloodletting” and the MSM would have portrayed it as a show of strength.

    The MSM would have avoided any words like “embattled”, “divided”, “embroiled”, disarray”, etc. and would have embraced the new leader, if there was any, as a powerhouse to be feared by the Obama administration.

  16. Proverb of the Day says:

    If Bunu worried half as much about pork barrel spending as he did about the rights of terrorists the country would be better off.

  17. Mr.Vito says:

    YO HO
    YO HO

    My new rep voted Cantor for me!

    Pass the rum!

  18. Bitterlaw says:

    Don’t drink the rum, Mr. Vito. You know alcohol goes right through you.

  19. Mr.Vito says:

    Red Rum!
    Red Rum!
    Red Rum!
    Red Rum!

  20. Mr.Vito says:

    Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere’s MD!

  21. jason says:

    I read the Jul piece myself, and agree it is pretty good.

    Outside of the exclamation points, the “more fair tax bill” (fairer), and the cheap and unnecessary shot at Boehner it was well reasoned and persuasive.

  22. jason says:

    Mr. Vito seems soaked.

  23. Mr.Vito says:

    No goose and NO DEAL(tm) makes MD a dull boy.

  24. Mr.Vito says:

    No goose and NO DEAL makes MD a dull boy.
    No goose and NO DEAL makes MD a dull boy.
    No goose and NO DEAL makes MD a dull boy.
    No goose and NO DEAL makes MD a dull boy.
    No goose and NO DEAL makes MD a dull boy.
    No goose and NO DEAL makes MD a dull boy.
    No goose and NO DEAL makes MD a dull boy.
    No goose and NO DEAL makes MD a dull boy.

  25. Mr.Vito says:

    Nuclear Timebomb????

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  26. bonncaruso says:

    “We can now say we have identified two of the nutjob Congressmen (yes, I said it) in the Republican Party as Louie Gohmert and Paul Broun.”

    2 down, 238 to go.

  27. Tim says:

    Paul Broun is definitely a nutjob.