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http://america.aljazeera.com/article...aker-race.html

So, um...now what, GOP? You go with a super conservative firebrand candidate who will almost certainly shutdown the gov't two weeks before Christmas when the current Continuing Resolution runs out?

As the President would say...Please proceed.

No way it'll come back to haunt you next November.
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So, um...now what, GOP? You go with a super conservative firebrand candidate who will almost certainly shutdown the gov't two weeks before Christmas when the current Continuing Resolution runs out?
No way that will happen. There are too many semi-sane Republicans to allow the Teaps to take over so completely, and as your article points out, none of the candidates they have right now are likely to win a majority.
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No way that will happen. There are too many semi-sane Republicans to allow the Teaps to take over so completely, and as your article points out, none of the candidates they have right now are likely to win a majority.
They have to find a semi-sane "moderate" guy who has zero career ambitions as this will kill them...AND convince their far right to accept the selection.

Good luck with that.
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They have to find a semi-sane "moderate" guy who has zero career ambitions as this will kill them...AND convince their far right to accept the selection.

Good luck with that.
That is easy - they can find someone near retirement. Many of the old-fashioned conservatives are older.

PS: I went and found them a perfect candidate.
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That is easy - they can find someone near retirement. Many of the old-fashioned conservatives are older.

PS: I went and found them a perfect candidate.
He urged Boehner and other GOP leaders to work with Obama?!?


RINO RINO RINO!!! He's a commie!!!!
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RINO RINO RINO!!! He's a commie!!!!
Stranger things have come from chaos. Denny Hastert, for one.
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Stranger things have come from chaos. Denny Hastert, for one.
Yeah, maybe we'll get lucky and they'll pick another child molester to be their Speaker.
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http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/specia...d-stay-speaker

Good News...Boehner is now staying as Speaker until they figure out a successor.

So um...there's that I guess.
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So he didn't resign after all?
It doesn't seem likely the GOP will agree on a successor until after the next elections.
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So he didn't resign after all?
It doesn't seem likely the GOP will agree on a successor until after the next elections.
It has been "decades" since we had a Lord Commander of the Night's Watch type election for Speaker, according to Dav's article. Boehner likely expected McCarthy to run and win. So now we have an Eric Holder type situation, except more entertaining.
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It has been "decades" since we had a Lord Commander of the Night's Watch type election for Speaker, according to Dav's article. Boehner likely expected McCarthy to run and win. So now we have an Eric Holder type situation, except more entertaining.
Infinitely more entertaining...what a clusterfuck of a party.
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Maybe they can do it the way of the Children of the Light: fight it out with swords (or guns, if they're proper natural born US citizens), and whoever survives all others becomes the leader.
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