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  •  I guess they can't pull his commitee chairperson (4+ / 0-)
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    job at this point.

    As the Elites Come Together to Rise Above to Find a Third Way to do Rude things to the 99%

    by JML9999 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 09:33:58 AM PST

    •  Maybe. But I suspect the GOP caucus can (2+ / 0-)
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      finger out a way to do whatever they want to punish him.

    •  Sure they can (2+ / 0-)
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      the new Congress doesn't start until tomorrow. He doesn't have a chair yet.

      "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

      by Andrew C White on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 09:55:50 AM PST

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      •  I missed something, he already shuffled the deck (2+ / 0-)
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        This can be undone?

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

        House GOP Committee Chairs Will All Be White Men In Next Congress

        WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced who will chair all of the major House committees in the next Congress. And it turns out they all have something in common besides party affiliation: they're all white men.

        There isn't a single woman or minority included in the mix of 19 House committee chairs announced Tuesday -- a stark reality for a party desperate to appeal to women and minorities after both groups overwhelmingly rejected Republicans just weeks ago in the presidential election. The one female committee chair that House Republicans currently have, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), is stepping down because her term is up. While there are still two lower-tier House committees awaiting a chair assignment -- the Ethics Committee and House Administration -- neither committee has any women or minority members.

        At least one Senate Democrat was quick to point out that something is missing from the Republican lineup.

        As the Elites Come Together to Rise Above to Find a Third Way to do Rude things to the 99%

        by JML9999 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 10:10:40 AM PST

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        •  Nothing is official until the new congress starts (1+ / 0-)
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          which doesn't happen until tomorrow. Those are just agreements within the Republican caucus until the new congress opens and they become official.

          I don't think there will be any retaliation myself. Boehner needs to make peace and garner as much support as he can for himself. King is the senior of 6 republicans from NY and probably senior to all the republicans from NJ and PA too. Boehner will make it up to him not retaliate against him... but none of those assignments are official yet so yeah, they could be changed.

          "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

          by Andrew C White on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 10:15:50 AM PST

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          •  The other interesting deal is who (0+ / 0-)

            will be Speaker of the House? It's no state secret about the enmity between Boehner and Cantor.

            Inner and Outer Space: the Final Frontiers.

            by orlbucfan on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 10:46:18 AM PST

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            •  Not a clue at this point (0+ / 0-)

              beating money is still on Boehner holding his position but he is on real shaky ground. Real shaky. He only got 85 out of 236 Republicans to vote with him on HR8 last night.

              "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

              by Andrew C White on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 12:27:12 PM PST

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            •  And looking at the list of 85 (0+ / 0-)

              I see that several of them are not returning in the next Congress and a significant portion of them are in the NY/NJ delegations that are now pissed off about not getting Sandy relief.

              Shaky ground indeed.

              "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

              by Andrew C White on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 12:32:19 PM PST

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