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  •  He can't make a deal (2+ / 0-)
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    blue aardvark, Jbeaudill

    because he can't deliver anything he promises, to either side.

    I've worked as a court mediator, and when it's obvious that someone you're negotiating with doesn't have the authority to approve a deal, you demand that they get the person with authority into the room immediately. Otherwise it's a waste of time. Boehner is that powerless person right now.

    •  Yes, but ... (1+ / 0-)
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      who CAN deliver the GOP caucus?

      I'm on a mission! http://www.dailykos.com/comments/1233352/51142428#c520 Testing the new site rules.

      by blue aardvark on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 01:15:47 PM PDT

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      •  100% right, once again, bluey. (1+ / 0-)
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        There is no one on the R side of the aisle that can do what he's done any better. Anybody think a TPer would be better? What other non-TPer could have held any group together for anything? People seem to want to believe that it is Boehner who's the problem here, but he's just another symptom. TPers won't vote for a Dem for Speaker, so you have to have either a TPer or another Republican, and none of them would have any more of a grip on "authority" over these fire-eaters than Boehner.

        "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

        by bryduck on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 01:30:01 PM PDT

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        •  Speaker does not have to be a member (1+ / 0-)
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          of the House.

          I do think the Speaker has to be living, though, or they could nominate Zombie Reagan.

          I'm on a mission! http://www.dailykos.com/comments/1233352/51142428#c520 Testing the new site rules.

          by blue aardvark on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 01:53:35 PM PDT

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          •  Name me one who could corral these (1+ / 0-)
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            clowns into some semblance of caring about the government or our nation!
            Zombie Reagan has the benefit of actually being known for negotiating with his enemies when he was alive, though . . .

            "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

            by bryduck on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 01:56:38 PM PDT

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