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  •  I don't know but I think it's possible (2+ / 0-)
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    polecat, SilentBrook

    It would probably require a special meeting of the caucus to vote him out.

    Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

    by blue aardvark on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 09:35:39 AM PST

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    •  Much higher threshold of f_up he has to achieve: (2+ / 0-)
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      blue aardvark, SilentBrook

      basically losing half of his caucus.

      Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
      I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
      —Spike Milligan

      by polecat on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 09:37:27 AM PST

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    •  and a vote by full House (3+ / 0-)
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      blue aardvark, SilentBrook, polecat

      So the upstart has to carry 100% of the GOP caucus (highly unlikely) or pull in a significant number of Democratic votes -- possible for a moderate, impossible for a right-winger who answers to the Tea Party.

      I don't see this as a likely scenario anytime in the 113th Congress. More likely is that Boehner remains as figurehead Speaker, but on any given vote, he has to do the bidding of the right-wingers in order to get enough votes. That means the President and McConnell/Reid can't really negotiate with Boehner because he can't control even his own caucus much less the House.

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