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  •  I think we might see........... (17+ / 0-)

    Boner lose his speakership when the vote comes up tomorrow.  Even if he doesn't; it will probably bring to light a very real split in the House Rethugs.  

    The rabid Teahadists and "scared of a Tea Bagger primary" Rethug moderates will not back Boner's re election to the speakership.  Whatever remaining “Wall Street” caucus Rethugs will back Boner.  It could get very messy before we have a speaker.

    Regardless, we are looking at a House Rethug caucus that will be deeply divided between the far right loons and the more moderate pragmatists. Further, Wall Street and the rest of the Northeast Rethug establishment does not want to see shut downs and debt defaults-bad for business. Therefore, there must be compromises worked out with the Dems in the House and Senate plus the White House; compromises that the Teahadists will have no part of.

    What will be interesting to watch will be to see how far the Teabaggers are thrown under the bus by their fellow Rethugs and if they are pulled back out and dusted off to fire up the base again for the 2014 mid-terms.  The Baggers drove much of the news, and the narrative, in the Rethug successes in 2010 but were a huge liability in some of the 2012 races.

    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation--HDT

    by cazcee on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 07:14:38 AM PST

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