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Boehner Reelected, but 25 Republicans Oppose

In a sign that conservatives will have no fear of defying him for the next two years, House Speaker Boehner was reelected today, but only as a group of 24 Republicans defected and voted for an assortment of other people, including themselves. Another Republican abstained.

There is speculation that, given the opposition and Boehner’s own ambivalence this year about running for reelection, this may well be Boehner’s last go-round as Speaker.

Here he is in tears, no surprise.

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was elected Senate majority leader without opposition from within his own ranks.

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35 Responses to Boehner Reelected, but 25 Republicans Oppose

  1. It’s a sad day for America. This bunch of turds has taken what little optimism I had left and trampled it. Re-registering Independent too.

    • They don’t care what party you belong to.
      All they care about is the money.
      Shut off the money, and tell them that you are going to do so.
      The republican party doesn’t deserve one more penny because the are all charlatans, even some of the so called Tea Party candidates.

  2. I missed the first couple of mins. of the vote, than had to leave mins before it was over. Does anyone have a site that shows who each one voted for?
    If anyone hears Gowdy discuss this issue of not voting, please let us know what he rambles.

  3. ok you guys, let’s get a grip. I don’t care for Boehner much myself, but let’s face it, there wasn’t really a good alternative. you don’t just vote someone out without having someone strong to replace him with, and we didn’t–all due respect to Louis Gohmert and the other dude.

    I’m willing to give Boehner and the hapless Republicans a month or so to get their sh*t together before I start becoming too depressed. they may surprise us and pass Keystone, defund the Palestinians AND Obama’s little immigration scam, repeal Obamacare, and re-sanction Iran.

  4. Entrenched. Obama. Pelosi. Reid. McConnell. Boehner.

    You can’t do anything with that — they have the same goal — to maintain power. Not a one of them gives a thought to the country unless it directly affects their personal and political goals. Hacks.

  5. I borrowed this from a commenter at another blog. Good question to ask incumbents but even better summary of what the Republicans re elected.

    Here’s the question to ask incumbents at town halls:

    “John Boehner promised to serve only one term as Speaker. That was a lie. John Boehner promised to run the House with ‘regular order’, and not abruptly shove bills out to the floor for votes without first going through committee. That was a lie. John Boehner promised that every debt ceiling increase would be matched with a spending cut. That was a lie. John Boehner promised to give House members and the public three full days to read and digest any proposed legislation before it was voted on. That was a lie. So, Mr. Incumbent, *after* John Boehner broke every single one of those promises, you voted to return him as Speaker. Why?”

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    Also I heard Boehner outlined what they will lead with. Immigration. crickets.

    • Because it’s just like the Democrats have both chambers. The message has been sent that Republicans are the party of big money, big business and personal power.

  6. We are all alone with no one in Republican leadership that gives a damm about what we want. Both parties are the same and we are just the stupid mass that they despise.
    What a mess we are in now. Example California goes forward with a 68 billion dollar bullet train. INSANE! Useless!
    Why even bother voting???

  7. Boehner takes revenge http://www.drudgereport.com
    After he secured his third term as speaker Tuesday, losing 25 votes on the House floor to some relative-unknown members of the Republican Conference, Boehner moved swiftly to boot two of the insurgents from the influential Rules Committee. That could just the start of payback for the speaker’s betrayers, who might see subcommittee chairmanships and others perks fall away in the coming months.