Boehner Reelected As Speaker Of 113th Congress

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It seems that despite a plethora of posturing and rancorous rhetoric from splinter-group after splinter-group questioning every aspect of Boehner's banality; the Republican managed to squeeze through with no real problems (as even an apparent nemesis - Cantor - stood by his man's side).


No 'secret ballot' this time, full "viva voce" roll call to follow - Boehner 220, Pelosi 192, Other (including Colin Powell) 15.


As Fox News noted:

Most Americans would be shocked to learn that the election of the Speaker is not done by secret ballot. Instead, on the first day of a new Congress, each member is called by name on the floor to announce, with party leadership looking on, whom that member supports for Speaker.

As The Hill reports - there were more than a couple of defections though:

Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) was re-elected Speaker of the House on Thursday after a week of rumors of a possible GOP revolt. Boehner won a bare majority in a vote that saw nine Republicans vote for other GOP members, and several others who abstained from voting or voted "present."


Two years ago, Boehner won all available 241 GOP votes.


In a vote that opened the 113th Congress, Justin Amash (R-Mich.) voted for Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho). Freshman Reps. Jim Bridenstein (R-Okla.) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) and Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) all voted for Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), but Cantor himself voted for Boehner.


Reps. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) voted for outgoing member Allen West (R-Fla.). Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) voted for former Comptroller General David Walker.


Speakers of the House do not have to be members of the House, although they all have been.


Rep. Tom Massie (R-Ky.) voted for Justin Amash (R-Mich.), and Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) voted for Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).

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Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:31 | 3119367 HelluvaEngineer
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Well, of course.  He's a good little soldier doing exactly as instructed by his masters.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:37 | 3119408 IvyMike
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O - H - I - O

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:40 | 3119416 Pairadimes
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O - I - H - O.


Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:52 | 3119468 kridkrid
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South until you smell it. East until you step in it.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 15:03 | 3119512 Divided States ...
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This is sickening. Watching Boehner speaking and the rest of the house clapping.

Its like watching a circus of yardyapes.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 15:12 | 3119555 AlaricBalth
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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., just tweeted that:
"It is an honor to serve with @SpeakerBoehner. I look forward to continue working with my friend to help all Americans."

I would comment but I think Cantor's tweet stands on its own merits. LMFAO

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 15:41 | 3119702 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Translation of Cantor's tweet:

"Better for Bhoaner to take the blame for what's coming than me."

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 17:19 | 3120038 trav777
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do we need another gd jew in a major position of power?

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 18:25 | 3120227 Yes We Can. But...
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Looks like there'll be a fresh order placed for another 55-gallon drum of orange skin rub.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 00:54 | 3121158 mkkby
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The only thing more disgusting than Obama/Biden is Bone sucker is next in the succession.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 07:31 | 3121431 GetZeeGold
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Last I saw the poll on Drudge had him at of course they listened to the will of the American people and promptly reelected him.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 04:41 | 3121329 SAT 800
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Urrgg. it is enough to make one nauseous.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 15:44 | 3119714 El Oregonian
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O-H A H-O.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:43 | 3119421 sunaJ
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Boehner will humbly accept this award from the academy, tear in eye, but first he has to freshen up from crying because nobody will do what he says and he thinks that is sad for America.



Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:43 | 3119426 Anusocracy
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A slight correction.

Boehner Reelected as Sphincter of 113th Congress.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:43 | 3119427 SilverRhino
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Which means Feinstein's bill to ban all semiautomatics WILL make it to the House floor and it probably WILL get out of the House.   

They're going to do it this time.   


Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:45 | 3119436 Buckaroo Banzai
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They would have to turn a LOT of House Republicans... and keep EVERY House Democrat.

Is that possible? Has anyone looked at, say, GOA's scores for all new House members and counted up noses based on that?

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 15:12 | 3119553 SilverRhino
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They (TPTB) have unlimited $$$ via pork spending plus the printing press and I have never met a politician that wasnt susceptible to a bribe.   

It's going to get out of the House.   

And for the record I would be HAPPY to eat this helping of crow if it fizzles.   

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 22:15 | 3120855 CompassionateFascist
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No. I want it passed. No more lawyer games. Time to bring this - and other - issues to a head. Hopefully the Jewess herself will come to collect my M1a. If not, I believe I can nail at least three NKVD, 'scuse me, AT&F, enforcers...then die happy. Then there'll be 1,2,3...many Ruby Ridges. It's the quickest route to Civil War, and I am tired of waiting for the Grand Ponzi to collapse. 

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 18:57 | 3120318 lakecity55
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I'm going back into the market.

Long PVC tubes, moisture-absorbant companise!

Long Cosmoline Makers.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:50 | 3119453 Snakeeyes
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CORPORATE masters. As does Obama, Pelosi and Reid.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 15:26 | 3119627 El Oregonian
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Come on sheep! The emperor really does have wonderful clothes!!!

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 17:02 | 3119987 Room 101
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I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 17:35 | 3120086 Zap Powerz
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With a friend of freedom like Boner, we dont need no enemies.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 01:38 | 3121198 WTFUD
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Bonzo Boner is a pathetic cling(on) to power at any cost low-life plastic politico! As the captain of the losing team who sat in a private room wetting himself unable to even get his PlanB to the floor ; right fucking there if you/me/he had any self respect, you look in the mirror and do the right thing and walk or (preferably ) jump!

Still we have to assume ( warning flash photography ) opps with Brrraak must have been too difficult to give up!

The Spineless BLOWHARD House Reps now vote to maintain the Status Quo! WTF is that all about? Could you have a clearer admission by a Majority that weakness runs throughout?

Sorry the Hookers in downtown New Jersey have more dignity.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:32 | 3119371 AndrewJackson
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This is very sad indeed. I was hoping we could at least forge up rebel resistance to show these spineless republicans what happens when they turn their back on the constitutents they are are supposed to represent.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:34 | 3119387 johnQpublic
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supposed to represent?


yer joking right?

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:48 | 3119446 NotApplicable
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I hope so, otherwise, this is very sad indeed.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:35 | 3119391 AlaricBalth
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Obama gets to keep his bitch.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:36 | 3119402 Gene Parmesan
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And the bitch will likely punish those within the party who voted against him.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:45 | 3119434 Cash-NonCash
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At this point I'm about to represent myself.  Be my own constituent.  Like Ol'Soverign boy.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 17:40 | 3120102 Zap Powerz
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The freedom movement is made up of 1 to (maybe) 3% of the population.  Most republicans and all democrats love big government, big spending, statism, central planning, fascism, crony capitalism, totalitarianism.  They love their freedom and hate your freedom.

Republicans are NOT spineless.  They are doing what is in their best interest and their best interest is not your best interest.  Most of your neighbors that claim to be tea party republicans and want the government to obey the constitution believe that with an "*".  That * means:  I believe in limited government and the constitution as long as you keep the free shit the govt gives me that I like.

Like the old saying:  Tell the government to keep its hands off my Medicare!

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 19:04 | 3120336 neidermeyer
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Yeah , this was definately the "What you mean WE Kimo Sabe!" moment for even the densest believers.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:32 | 3119372 Rustysilver
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The more things change, the more.......

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:35 | 3119394 johnQpublic
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Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:48 | 3119443 IvyMike
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Taxes are the horrible price we pay for city-Statist society (Civilization.)

"Civilization [State society] originates in conquest abroad and repression at home."

~Stanley Diamond
In Search of the Primitive: A Critique of Civilization, p. 1, first sentence

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:32 | 3119374 Cognitive Dissonance
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Short pants wins. Horray!

<King of the sociopaths.)

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:33 | 3119376 docj
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Well, the only other person in the chamber crazy/stupid enough to want the job is that moonbat from SanFran. What swell choices.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:33 | 3119380 BeetleBailey
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Fitting we have a phonetically named "Boner" (they can "Baaaahner" all they want - it's Boner).....running/ruining things with that scum hole Harry Reid fucking the senate over.....itch my bitch McConnell bug-eyed bastard......

Imbeciles at the wheel - criminals ............

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:53 | 3119471 NotApplicable
Thu, 01/03/2013 - 16:03 | 3119788 TerminalDebt
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He's "the boner" only to Lisbeth

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 18:10 | 3120191 DosZap
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running/ruining things with that scum hole Harry Reid fucking the senate over.

Well,I think there are two LOVE affairs that ended over this last marathon,

Boner told Reid to go Fk himself, and Reid said what?, and boner said I said Go F yourself.

And he said he is thru Negotiating with Obama, NO more wasted days one on one w/PUNKUS.

So, maybe he has finally a real good does gotten a good taste of BACK STABBING.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:33 | 3119382 johnQpublic
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 plethora of posturing and rancorous rhetoric from splinter-group after splinter-group questioning every aspect of Boehner's banality

 plethora of posturing and rancorous rhetoric from sphincter-group after sphincter-group questioning every aspect of Boehner's banality


there, fixed it for you

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:33 | 3119383 nobusiness
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The ability of congress to do the wrong thing time after time amazes me.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 17:43 | 3120115 Zap Powerz
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Its only wrong to you because youre paying for it.  They are doing the right thing for the >50% of the population that isnt paying for it and enjoy all the free shit.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:34 | 3119384 Pairadimes
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Anyone who thinks there are still two parties with distinct platforms, and that there is a hope of meaningful reform through the political process, please turn in your firearms.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:36 | 3119404 johnQpublic
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shame i cant give more

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 15:36 | 3119677 Buzz Fuzzel
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At this point I like Cash-Noncash above think it might be best to join like minded folks and begin to represent ourselves, be our own constituents.  For this we might need to hold on to our firearms.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 19:09 | 3120346 neidermeyer
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I would as I respect the FedGov masters and all that they wish to accomplish but I had a tragic accident when transporting all my arms to a hunting cabin downriver last year. I'm mailing all my PM's to my winter house as we speak ... The post office guy looked at me funny when I requested $1M in insurance ,, maybe I should have just said it was auto parts in the box.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:34 | 3119386 SpykerSpeed
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Congrats, Republicans.  Maybe in four years your new neocon buddy Marco Rubio will be different!

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