Boehner Reelected As Speaker Of 113th Congress

Tyler Durden's picture

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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Zap Powerz's picture

Um, Rubio is a senator.  Boner is in the House of Representatives.  This is stuff you should really know before posting stupid shit making you look like a stupid shit.  No offense.

nobusiness's picture

Did he stop crying yet?

bugs_'s picture

All Xerces requires is a token

Uber Vandal's picture

All Xerxes requires is that you kneel....

Unlike the cruel Leonidas, who demanded that you stand, I require only that you kneel.

Tsar Pointless's picture

This is my shocked face.

firstdivision's picture

Should be done the same way it's done on Redneck Island

Dollar Bill Hiccup's picture

Anyone who tells Harry Reid to go f%#k himself, twice, should definitely be re-elected.

Meatballs's picture

MOAR BONER...she said.

Debeachesand Jerseyshores's picture

The Bone Man and the O Man are still going to be smoking partners for another two years.

lakecity55's picture

Yeah, smoking each other's Boners.

Have Reggie and Larry been replaced?

Jason T's picture

Vote 3rd party 2016

CompassionateFascist's picture

Ron Paul will rise from the grave of disappointed libtard expectations. YAAAAWWWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNNN. 

Clowns to the left_ jokers to the right's picture

Someone elect to give him some Viagra so he can live up to his name.

If a move like this doesn't tell you they're happy with the status quo there in the District of Corruption, nothing will.

crawl's picture

Will his crying in ceremony be televised?

NotApplicable's picture

Only due to the thunderous applause as he has the turncoats taken out back and shot.

(that's how they roll)

busted by the bailout's picture

Cantor nor anyone else wanted the job because the Republicans can't control their caucus anymore.

Good luck, John, I think you're going to need it.

Winston Churchill's picture

Sure nobody wants the whips job either.

156 votes against the tax deal.

Looks like the RINO's will pass gun control with the dems.

If the NRA was anything they would be getting a brief together for an injunction against a ban.

Or are they controlled opposition as well ?

Secession is on the cards.Intersesting times.

Bawneee Fwank's picture

Im all for secession, but show me one current governor who has the balls to even whisper about it.  There isnt one because they are just useless douche bag politicians who only give a fuck about their turn sucking on the federal teat for money to spend in their state to keep the sheeple happy at home.

Investor Wizard's picture

Gov. Goodhair Perry in Texas was for it before he was against it.

Zap Powerz's picture

Who is going to seceed?  All the law abiding gun owers that have families, mortgages and jobs to maintain?  Hardly. Nope, they will give up and turn in their guns.

Do you know who will start a civil war?  The welfare recipients.  Once the welfare stops they will go on a rampage.  They have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

So, if you want to faciliate a secession what you need to do is your part to crash the economy and let the parasites revolt.

mkkby's picture

Correct.  But that won't be a civil war.  It will just be random mayem.  History shows poor people just burn and loot their own neighborhoods... so stupid they shit where they eat.

Dr. Engali's picture

He must either have some serious shit on other people or somebody higher up wants to keep him on as a whipping boy. My original comment was going to be that the republicans are f--ing stupid, but I realized that republican and stupid is a bit redundant.

dwdollar's picture

Not even worth a comment really... why am I trying?

lolmao500's picture

The speaker of the house is the most powerful position in the US government. More than the president. And that is why America has been screwed for the last few decades with the kind that has been in power...  Gingrich, Pelosi, Boehner... a bunch of traitors bankster, pro-corruption and warmongering shills.

A real speaker would tell Obama and his buddies on Wall Street and at the Pentagon to go fuck themselves. No more money for DHS or wars. Would not bring any bill on the floor till the FED is abolished, the troops home and Obama resigned. Would keep bringing on the floor bills to overturn all the unconstitutional crap that has been passed by the previous few congress. Etc...

The speaker of the house with a real backing can make much more changes than any president and tell everybody who doesn't agree, including the president, to fuck off.

CompassionateFascist's picture

The Jew banksters control Boner's investment inccome. Same with all the other DC kleptos. But they don't control the guns. And they aren't going to, whatever bogus bill passes. 

Uncle Zuzu's picture

I was hoping for a Speaker who doesn't cry.  At least not on camera.  No?

CompassionateFascist's picture

Big Girls Don't Cry. Ever see Pelosi cry? Nope. Not ever: "Are U kidding? ARE YOU KIDDING?? We have to pass the bill to see what's in it." She da' Man. 

busted by the bailout's picture

Boehner underperformed:

Republicans in the House = 241, votes for Boehner = 220.  Who had guts enough to defect?  Admirable.

Pelosi overperformed.

Democrats in House = 191; votes for Pelosi = 192.



Monedas's picture

Feinstein's 2nd Amendment:  The peasants have a right to bear pitchforks .... but no modern weapons .... like muskets !

aztrader's picture

He bought and paid with the reelection by allowing that insane vote on the cliff with no spending cuts.  Nothing changes.  More BS on top of more BS...........

ceilidh_trail's picture

Thank you Thomas Massie!!!! A small voice in the wilderness. I have met him and he is the real deal. Not a bad way to start his first term! Proud to say I did my tiny part to help get him elected! Rand Paul and Thomas Massie- who knew Kentucky? We do NOT want to claim Mitch McConnell- think he fell off a flyover plane and unfortunately for us, landed here.

hawk nation's picture

Mitch McConnell must of had a sex change since he is still such a pussy

Zer0head's picture

The Tea Party officially fell into the abyss of history today. too bad 

edifice's picture

The Tan Man, aka The Boner, aka The Tan Boner, was reelected, today. Contrats, Mr. Boner. Looking forward to more of the same.

edifice's picture

Jesus, I'm typoing like it's going out of style, today.

busted by the bailout's picture

David Walker got one vote; now he would be a good Speaker!

Shizzmoney's picture

I'm sure he'll benefit with even more lobbyist pussy thanks to this win.

CompassionateFascist's picture

So what. He SLEPT w her. No doubt she slept too. The guy reminds me of Perry Como. 

ironmace's picture

One again reaffirming right in front of our faces that there is no difference between the D statists and the R statists. It's all one big power grab.

j0nx's picture

GOP = lost and useless.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

Confucius say -

Man with hole in pocket can Re-Erect Boner all day....

BraveSirRobin's picture

Yippie - another tern with a Boner in the house.

monad's picture

Everyone votes for a dictator. They are all the same cancer.

hawk nation's picture

If anyone needs to be bitch slapped its boehner 

One of the reasons i hope there is heaven and hell is to know that boehner will suffer for his sins at death.

Yellowhoard's picture

Guess they all decided to stay firm with Boner.

lakecity55's picture

It does not surprise me.

TPTB have 110% control over these appointed "represetatives."

No more voting for me until it's paper ballots, ID, stained fingers and local volunteers to guard the ballot boxes.


An added bonus is we would not have to put up with fascist news media types "projecting" winners.