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View Diary: Willie Brown Style: Could Dems Elect a Civic-Minded, Ambitious, Less-Extreme Republican as Speaker? (53 comments)

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  •  Boehner has failed (3+ / 0-)
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    salmo, wilderness voice, Seneca Doane

    because he keeps following the Hastert rule. The premise of this idea is that the new Speaker would bring to the floor some bills that don't have much R support.

    "These are not candidates. These are the empty stand-ins for lobbyists' policies to be legislated later." - Chimpy, 9/24/10

    by NWTerriD on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 06:11:51 AM PST

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    •  "failed"? or succeeded? (2+ / 0-)
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      Seneca Doane, Zack from the SFV

      He's only "failed" if you assume that he was trying to get bills passed. Otherwise he has thoroughly succeeded, with some help from McConnell -- he has made the government disfunctional, without the melodrama of the Gingrich shut-down. I assume that whoever is giving him marching orders is entirely satisfied.

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