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  •  Unfortunately--Boehner wants to be Speaker... (2+ / 0-)
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    wyckoff, Mr MadAsHell

    ...more than he wants to settle this mess of his own making. "He very much loves being speaker..." according to Robert Costa:  

    ...I think John Boehner is frustrated by leading the Republicans in the House but I think he very much loves being speaker. To understand him you have to understand that.... He loves being a major American political figure...He’s just trying to survive and enjoy it while it lasts...
    Fortunately for him, the Neo-Confederates in Congress are happy to maneuver behind the scenes, but...
    ...There’s no talk now about mounting a coup against him because he never goes against the right. The other candidates you hear about, like Tom Cole or Paul Ryan or Eric Cantor or Kevin McCarthy, you don't hear them clamoring for the job, because they'd have to handle the same situation...
    No matter what they do in the short-term, they are in this War for the duration, because:  
    ...The fight in Washington thus is not about any of the things in the headlines, be it the budget, debt or “Obamacare.” These are merely proxies in a much more fundamental battle over the future structure of American society...

    ...we are largely dealing with a battle over redistributing shares of economic power, covered up in the clothing of cultural values. That is why it is so bitterly fought. To either side, the entire future of the country is at stake....

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