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  •  I think Speaker Boehner has convinced... (3+ / 0-)
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    Gary Norton, 3goldens, elmo

    ...his TEA Caucus that they have been conducting a "strategic withdrawal to a more favorable and sustainable defensive position" to this point.

    I'm not certain he can continue ditching the Hastert rule without some very serious consequences. Has a Speaker been deposed in mid-Congress? What is the threshold for triggering a "no confidence vote" on the Speaker after the session is underway?

    When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

    by Egalitare on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 09:22:28 AM PST

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