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Sadly, Boehner may already be more liberal than most of the dung beetles in congress, but that is beside the point.  There might be an opportunity for a congressional coup and I say that us, Democrats, should attempt it.

Traditionally, major parties nominate their guy and whoever is in the majority wins.  But there are loopholes available.  In 2004 the Montana Legislature had a slight Democratic majority, but instead of a liberal Missoulian ascending to the Speaker position, a conservative Democrat from Miles City was nominated by the Republicans and he carried the day.  So though I love Nancy Pelosi, I nominate...  

Jeff Fortenberry (R-Nebraska)

Jeff carries a 50.2 liberal rating and a 49.8 conservative rating.

I don't know Jeff, I simply googled this info.  But my point is as follows.  Nominate a centrist Republican and let the Republicans sweat about it.  Democrats agree to vote for the centrist Republican and maybe he can carry 26ish Republicans to carry the day.  Just an idea, whattaya think?

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