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FLUSH HIM: We Only Need 16 Votes to Depose Boehner

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Doug Ross

Great idea from Ned Ryun:

While the caucus has already voted in support of John Boehner as speaker of the 113th Congress, the final floor vote doesn’t happen until early January.

Everyone thinks it’s a fairytale, but the Conservative Movement is capable of firing Boehner with just 16 votes.

The House rules demand that a Speaker receive a majority—218 votes—to be elected speaker. If no nominee for speaker receives 218, the House remains speakerless—as it did during parts of the Civil War.

If 16 House Republicans were to abstain from voting for Speaker, Boehner would only receive 217 votes.

Once we depose Boehner and cause a firestorm, the Republican caucus will get the memo: Pick someone else! These 16 Republicans only need to hold out until the caucus chooses a new leader.

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  1. persecutor

    December 6th, 2012

    As much as I’d love to see Madam Defarge’s head explode if her Dem colleagues voted for Orange John, the fact is they would vote to keep Dear Leader’s favorite punching bag in place if they can’t put Botox Barbie back in as Speaker.

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  2. Jack Daniels

    December 6th, 2012

    Yeah, good luck with that.

    I am now taking bets that he will not be removed.

    Any takers?

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  3. bitterclinger

    December 6th, 2012

    Just think of the message removing Boner would send to the rest of the miscreants in D.C., esp. the TEA Party folks who might be thinking of going over to the Dark Side.

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  4. Plain Jane

    December 6th, 2012

    “My only fear about this idea is that House Democrats will join with the RINO establishment to keep the Weeper Speaker in power.”

    Just as Dick Lugar is (but will be “was”, but Donnelly will take his place) Obama’s fav Senate Rhino, is Boehner.

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  5. Plain Jane

    December 6th, 2012

    Oi! That didn’t come out right….should read “Boehner is Obama’s fav House Rhino.

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  6. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 6th, 2012

    Yeah, the RATs will do that, but we need to try.

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  7. Claudia

    December 6th, 2012

    I just sent off an email to my Rep.

    “Kick the orange puss out”

    Ok, I didn’t say exactly that, but you know what I mean!

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  8. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 6th, 2012

    (Not much) O/T: Sen. Jim DeMint to resign.
    Rep. Tim Scott, a conservative in the Allen West mold, may take his place, becoming the only black US Senator.

    Source: Red State.

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  9. kvn

    December 6th, 2012

    Dems would cross the aisle to save the RINO.

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  10. serfer62

    December 6th, 2012

    OK heres some ideas
    1) Boehner replacing conservatives with The Establishment did NOT gain him friends.
    2) The Tea Party reacted by contacting thier reps
    3) Gov Palin brought attention to this

    Two questions
    1) Can the Kommiecrats vote for the Speaker?
    2) Was the elction of 7/11 for Speaker overturnable?

    I’m a bit optomstic about this

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  11. Chief

    December 6th, 2012

    Boner has been Obama’s ONLY republican golf guest.

    He’s Obama’s Agent Orange against Conservatives.

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  12. sablegsd

    December 6th, 2012

    Allen West is not a conservative. He just pretends he is to rake in money. Look at his actual record.

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  13. AnarchyNow

    December 6th, 2012

    IF, and I mean IF, Boehner were removed, what kind of lily-livered pantywaist are we going to be saddled with? Boehner isn’t much, and certainly not a Conservative, but… We may be stuck with a “Devil we know…”

    God protect this once great nation.

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  14. Rick

    December 6th, 2012

    Abraham couldn’t fine 10 righteous souls in Sodom and Gomorrah; how are the conservatives gonna find sixteen in the House??

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  15. Immortal Fish

    December 6th, 2012

    @AnarchyNow

    “When somebody does not do the job, we’ve got to let them go.” – Clint Eastwood

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