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National Journal Says Boehner's Reelection As Speaker Could Be In Doubt

06 Dec 2012
Posted by Stan Collender

I hate to say I told you so, but...

I predicted as far back as May (here, here and especially here) that House Speaker John Boehner's reelection as speaker could be in trouble if it looked to the tea party wing of the Republican Party that he was capitulating to the White House on taxes during the fiscal cliff negotiations.

I was called delusional (or worse) by some for saying that. this story by Billy House from today's National Journal says, there is, in fact, an effort underway by some GOP conservatives to make Boehner aware that his speakership is not, in fact, assured.

It also explains that stopping Boehner from being speaker is actually easier than I thought.

To be sure, the effort is a long-shot, still at it's earliest stages and more likely to be aimed at getting Boehner to back down on taxes than actually to defeat him. Nevertheless, the fact that a movement like this has now gone public indicates that the concept is not as delusional as some said it was when I first suggested it.


if you value this country Dont reelect Boehner

To re-elect this person as speaker would be the worst thing that could happen to our government. He has already paralyzed the function of the house for four years with his acts. He has no concern for this country. He only cares about being selfish and egotistical. He seems to think he is a dictator, one with no use for anyone but himself

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