Skip to main content

View Diary: GOP Shutdown/Default - Latest Updates and Observations (10-13-13) - Harry Reid v. Paul Ryan (172 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  What if dems offered... (0+ / 0-)

    The speakership of the House to Boner?
    Yes, he already has it, but if his fear is a leadership challenge, imagine House Dems offering to vote for Boner for house leader until the 2014 election?  With 200 votes "in his pocket," he only needs 18 Republicans to hold his speakership.  If these are the R's who want to end the shutdown, they will be in the same boat anyway.
    Granted, all of them would be called Rinos, traitors, etc.  But they already are, so...

    The President has the power to delay funding of (for instance) military contracts until after the debt ceiling is lifted

    by computant on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 11:35:20 AM PDT

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (130)
  • Community (63)
  • Bernie Sanders (44)
  • Elections (36)
  • Hillary Clinton (28)
  • Culture (28)
  • 2016 (27)
  • Climate Change (27)
  • Civil Rights (23)
  • Science (23)
  • Environment (23)
  • Spam (21)
  • Law (19)
  • Labor (18)
  • Media (18)
  • Republicans (18)
  • Barack Obama (17)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (15)
  • White House (14)
  • International (13)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site