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  •  No need to go to 'that Obama could trust' ... (3+ / 0-)
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    ... I can't think of anyone in the House who could get enough Republican votes to be Speaker. And I am skeptical about the Tea Party moving to unseat the Speaker knowing that it would put Pelosi in the position of Kingmaker.

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    by BruceMcF on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 05:03:53 AM PDT

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    •  Even if the Tea Party revolts (1+ / 0-)
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      and tries to get Boehner "fired", there is no way the Republican majority will put Pelosi in that seat. Leaders are elected by House members.
      We'll have to wait until 2014, if we're really, really lucky.

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      by skohayes on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 06:04:37 AM PDT

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      •  He didn't say that (5+ / 0-)

        He didn't say that Pelosi would become Speaker, he said she would become kingmaker. His premise being that if the Tea Party forces out Boehner, the republican party will be split on candidates for Speaker and the Democrats will be able to negotiate with mainstream conservatives on a consensus Speaker.

        Now, I don't think that would happen. Either the Tea Party would force a radical Speaker nominee on the Republicans and they would cowardly elect him/her, or the Tea Party would allow another establishment Republican to become speaker, but one who's even MORE subservient to them than Boehner has been.

        •  And after this experience, there are .... (1+ / 0-)
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          ... 20-40 Republicans more scared of the General Election than the Primary who would balk at an even more tea-party subservient speaker.

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          by BruceMcF on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 07:46:34 AM PDT

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