Who's to Replace Boehner?

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    A pretty interesting question. I appears not too many want to step up to take the job. Here's an interesting observation:



    …Then, as now, there is no credible alternative to McCarthy’s ascent



    Read more of the story @ Who Will Replace Boehner?
     
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    McCarthy probably.
     
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    i just saw him on face the nation and boehner cried yet AGAIN.


    dayum, does anyone remember what a big deal it was when geraldine ferraro cried? :lol:
     
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    Ryan
     
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    And Muskie?
     
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    I will make my prediction on November 1st. However, I read that the Speaker of the House doesn't have to be a member of congress. I find that odd but intriguing. I think it should be one President Obama's closest buddies. Jon Stewart comes to mind.
     
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    Isn't this like asking who wants to be the driver of the bus heading over the cliff?

    The extremist rightwingers have made the House so toxic that I am not surprised that there are very few who want to be 3rd in line to the president.

    It would be like having root canal every single day for as long as you have the job of speaker.
     
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    They should put one of the nut job Tea Party wackos into the position just to entertain the public. We wouldn't need any reality shows for the next few months . It would be a laugh a minute. Mark Sanford from South Carolina would be a great choice.
     
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    Given that there is a filibuster proof Senate and a presidential veto in place turning the House into a 3 ring extremist rightwing circus for the next year or so would give the Dems a better chance at retaking the House in 2016.
     
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    Fair enough. Maybe it's not such a good idea.
     

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