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  •  Imagine if Boehner resigned (0+ / 0-)

    And a more hardline conservative replaced him.  If he threatened to quit, would you be tempted to give him a reason to stay, or would you rather have the Republicans be led by someone more driven to extract a pound of flesh?

    •  He does what the Rightest of the right wants (0+ / 0-)

      anyway (because he cannot lead) so what's the difference?

      If they were even more radical it might wake up a few more people.

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Fri Jan 31, 2014 at 01:39:33 PM PST

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      •  I wonder if it might be for the best (0+ / 0-)

        In the long run for the Republicans to force a government default, if that is what it takes to wake people up sufficiently to give Democrats a clean majority in Congress.  If so, it would be a good thing if we could find a way to encourage a GOP coup that replaces John Boehner with a hardcore Tea Party darling as Speaker of the House.

        •  Maybe, dunno. I just know that Boehner does (0+ / 0-)

          their bidding, so why we'd need anyone else to help out...

          On the other hand, if we got someone with a really wild mouth, that might help. There's plenty to pick from.

          202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

          by cany on Fri Jan 31, 2014 at 02:46:01 PM PST

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    •  Well, when all one has to deal with is a pack of (0+ / 0-)

      "devils", I suppose it's better to deal with, "the devil you know" than with "the devil you don't know" - as some old proverb has it, if I remember rightly.

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