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Thread: Can Speaker Boehner lead the House to work with Obama or is he a lame duck ?

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    Default Can Speaker Boehner lead the House to work with Obama or is he a lame duck ?

    The election of this term's speaker should occur this week (tomorrow if schedule holds), and it looks like Boehner will hold the job. Also given Republican re-districting (some say gerrymandering) is is quite likely the GOP will retain control of the House in the Mid Terms... at the least the Dems should assume a tough battle.

    Problem is that it is increasingly obvious that Speaker Boehner does not control his flock. A mere 84 of his GOP cohort voted with him on the temporary fiscal cliff compromise - his Deputy and 150 others to the right voted no.

    In a sign today how weak he is, Chris Christie - who is to the left of Boehner and should be with him, excoriated Boehner over a new issue (Sandy relief) and questioned his sincerity/leadership:

    Chris Christie and Republicans rage against John Boehner over Hurricane Sandy relief - Telegraph
    "There's only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims: the House majority and their speaker, John Boehner," Mr Christie said in a broadside against the "disappointing and disgusting" actions of his own party.
    The governor said Mr Boehner had failed to return four phone calls and that he had "no reason" to believe any future promises from the Republican leader in Congress.
    So can Boehner lead his people anymore - and what implications has this for the governance of the US ?

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    I have no opinion, but I'l reply just to make you happy. Happy? petunia

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    Good man Ren, you kick off the debate. I don't agree with whatever you said there at all.
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    Can we merge this with the other thread?
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    Any other thread really. Nobody cares anyway.
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    This thread is grossly offensive to ducks, especially ducks who lost a leg or became lame in Nam!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummed View Post
    Good man Ren, you kick off the debate. I don't agree with whatever you said there at all.
    Swine! Personally I blame the squirrels. Whatever your response is I've already taken the opposite view.

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    Oi loike speakin oi do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harshreality View Post
    This thread is grossly offensive to ducks, especially ducks who lost a leg or became lame in Nam!
    Swiftboat Ducks?!

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    Heh, heh. He said Boehner.
    "It is important therefore that I clarify to the House that in the first instance there are significant monies within Anglo-Irish to take the strain of loan losses arising over the next three or four years, before State support is engaged." Brian Lenihan 15/01/09

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