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  •  As are the odds (2+ / 0-)
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    of the first Jewish Speaker being a Republican.

    But what about Boehner?  Is he intransigent?

    “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” -The Doctor

    by KingofSpades on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 04:28:10 PM PDT

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    •  It's not Boehner, it's the 20 GOPers needed (0+ / 0-)

      to pass the bill.  I'm not sure we could even get that after they see Cantor going down.

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      Idiosyncratic, pro-establishment. Liberal, not progressive. For the poor, the children, the planet, and the rule of law.
      UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city.

      by jncca on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 04:30:38 PM PDT

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      •  LOL it wasn't happening anyway (2+ / 0-)
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        This has no effect because it was never getting a vote no matter what. It will happen afafter Hillary is President,  when mounting defeats finally sink in with Republicans or we take the House.

        46, male, Indian-American, and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

        by DCCyclone on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 04:44:22 PM PDT

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        •  What was your reaction to this news? (1+ / 0-)
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          Were you knocked off your chair?

          “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” -The Doctor

          by KingofSpades on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 06:58:47 PM PDT

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          •  Completely. (2+ / 0-)
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            No one imagined this was possible, that the result would be anything but a comfortable Cantor win.  There were some who imagined maybe he'd be held to around 60%, which is bad for a powerful incumbent at home in a primary but still a blowout by any other measure.

            46, male, Indian-American, and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

            by DCCyclone on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 07:24:56 PM PDT

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    •  Boehner is believed to be privately sympathetic (1+ / 0-)
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      but unwilling to risk party unity. Brat's campaign against Cantor has been heavy on anti-immigration messaging, so if he won it would be a loud and clear signal to other Republicans not to act.

    •  Good! (0+ / 0-)

      Now Jared Polis can be the first Jewish and gay speaker.

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