Comments on: How Boehner can save his speakership, JPMorgan’s lawyers, and the TV economics of the World Series http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/10/15/how-boehner-can-save-his-speakership-jpmorgans-lawyers-and-the-tv-economics-of-the-world-series/ Steven Brill Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:30:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: 2Borknot2B http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/10/15/how-boehner-can-save-his-speakership-jpmorgans-lawyers-and-the-tv-economics-of-the-world-series/comment-page-1/#comment-480 Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:05:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1167#comment-480 #1 Nobody else wants the job. Besides, Speaker Boehner is fun to watch with his hard wood gavel.

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By: UScitizentoo http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/10/15/how-boehner-can-save-his-speakership-jpmorgans-lawyers-and-the-tv-economics-of-the-world-series/comment-page-1/#comment-462 Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:11:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1167#comment-462 Anyone criticizing Boehner should consider what would have happened if the tea party had been successful in unseating him and installing their own man as speaker. The vote would have been prevented and today we would have a default on our hands. This is just how close the tea party came to destroying America.

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By: jzipperer http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/10/15/how-boehner-can-save-his-speakership-jpmorgans-lawyers-and-the-tv-economics-of-the-world-series/comment-page-1/#comment-461 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 02:07:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1167#comment-461 Yeah, why haven’t the Democrats offered to help Boehner retain his speakership in return for passing a decent bill?

Oh wait, they have: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013  /10/john-boehner-democrats-debt-ceiling -deal-speakership

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By: delta5297 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/10/15/how-boehner-can-save-his-speakership-jpmorgans-lawyers-and-the-tv-economics-of-the-world-series/comment-page-1/#comment-460 Wed, 16 Oct 2013 02:53:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1167#comment-460 Considering everything the Republicans have been doing over the past decade to demonize the Democrats, I imagine that it would simply be too humiliating for Boehner to have to rely on House Democrats to keep his speakership.

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By: MoBioph http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/10/15/how-boehner-can-save-his-speakership-jpmorgans-lawyers-and-the-tv-economics-of-the-world-series/comment-page-1/#comment-459 Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:51:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1167#comment-459 Maybe Democrats calculate that floating a plan to rally Democratic Representatives to protect Boehner’s position as Speaker could too easily backfire, as too few Republican Representatives might stand with the Democrats to support him, in which case, Boehner could be ousted before he’s exhausted every chance to raise the debt ceiling and avoid default without further alienating his fellow party members. Come the approach of imminent default, however, there would no longer be any point in withholding such an offer, which I would hope would then be made as a last resort, because I doubt that the republic would survive more than a brief state of default for mostly theatrical effect.

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By: sylvan http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/10/15/how-boehner-can-save-his-speakership-jpmorgans-lawyers-and-the-tv-economics-of-the-world-series/comment-page-1/#comment-458 Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:18:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1167#comment-458 Why on earth should Democrats protect the manical Bonehead from himself and those within his own party tearing him limb from limb. To be honest, Democrats have been waiting a long time to see, while abiding by the Constitution even when the Supremes pick our president. Bonehead is a big part of our problem and we will discard him, not protect his anarchist ways. Next.

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By: ptiffany http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/10/15/how-boehner-can-save-his-speakership-jpmorgans-lawyers-and-the-tv-economics-of-the-world-series/comment-page-1/#comment-456 Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:33:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1167#comment-456 Excellent point! Then, who would want to re-elect Bonehead as Speaker Of the REpublicans (SORE)? Boner is so short of anything that smacks of leadership and a long way from being any kind of statesman. He’s an embarrassment not only to his party and the Congress, but the people of the United States. Just think: He’s third in the chain of replacements to the Presidency. YIKES!

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