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  • lordbalzy_the_holy lordbalzy_the_holy Dec 22, 2012 8:50 AM Flag

    Boehner Hobbled by Losses While He Keeps Job No One Wants

    Boehner Hobbled by Losses While He Keeps Job No One Wants

    By Roxana Tiron & James Rowley - Dec 21, 2012 11:00 PM CT.
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    - John Boehner lost.

    He lost control of his U.S. House caucus. He lost a chance to limit the impact of tax increases to only the most wealthy. And he lost face.

    So far, he hasn’t lost his title as U.S. House speaker --in part because “no one wants that job,” said Ron Bonjean, a former aide to House Speaker Dennis Hastert, an Illinois Republican. “Right now it’s a hard job to have.”

    Boehner’s admission yesterday that he pulled his own deficit-reduction proposal from consideration because he didn’t have enough votes for it to pass is casting doubt on his leadership skills. To successfully manage an agreement now, Boehner, 63, will likely have to rely more on Democrats.

    “It weakens the entire Republican Party, the Republican majority,” said Representative Steven LaTourette, a nine-term Ohio Republican who is retiring after this session. “If you’re not a governing majority, you’re not going to be a majority very long.”

    THE RIGHT WING WHACK JOBS ARE THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE PRIKS ON THE PLANET. THOSE PRIKS ARE DESTROYING THEIR OWN PARTY. ENJOY THE MELTDOWN PRIKS.

 
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