Speaker Boehner To Resign

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It appears he will be resigning from his seat in the House as well.

Posted by: BenK at 09:32 AM




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1 Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Johnny.

Posted by: T at September 25, 2015 09:32 AM (oqxwU)

2 That's a start...

Posted by: Oedipus at September 25, 2015 09:32 AM (CXLVd)

3 It's being reported everywhere now. WHat a great day this has suddenly become.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at September 25, 2015 09:32 AM (eEBON)

4 And first, apparently.

Posted by: T at September 25, 2015 09:33 AM (oqxwU)

5 So, who will the eGOP put in his place?

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at September 25, 2015 09:33 AM (af5xa)

6 Impossible. He has the complete support of his party, save for a mere few ingrates, and he's worked tirelessly to advance the conservative agenda for yearahahahaha.

Nope, couldn't fake that one.

I'm sure Cantor can get him a job. Hell, or Obama.

Posted by: Crude at September 25, 2015 09:33 AM (DUynq)

7 Maybe he'll run for the nomination.

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at September 25, 2015 09:33 AM (JVWwF)

8 Will he cry?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 25, 2015 09:34 AM (RBVW4)

9 Goid riddance. Don't forget your economy-size box of tissues on your way out.

Posted by: tdpwells at September 25, 2015 09:34 AM (2AxS5)

10 And that Cocksucker Kevin McCarthy is just salivating I bet.

Fuckhead.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at September 25, 2015 09:34 AM (PFy0L)

11 Will he tell us what Obama's ass tastes like? I'm thinking Skittles.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 25, 2015 09:35 AM (RBVW4)

12 I was seeing double Boehner posts for a second...

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 09:35 AM (1emJG)

13 Skull, no skull...

Note to self, need more practice on Blender for Flaming Skull 2.0 project.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 25, 2015 09:35 AM (9krrF)

14 Screw that. Boot his ass tomorrow.

Posted by: RedDish at September 25, 2015 09:35 AM (5eXg1)

15 10 months too late.

Posted by: auscolpyr at September 25, 2015 09:36 AM (suO/a)

16 I was seeing double Boehner posts for a second...

He's had enough to drink to get us sloshed, too...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 25, 2015 09:36 AM (9krrF)

17 Yeah,and the next speaker will be more of the same.Most likely.The Turtle needs to be gotten rid of next.

Posted by: steevy at September 25, 2015 09:36 AM (sPO3u)

18 Hell, it's early. Boot his ass today.

Posted by: RedDish at September 25, 2015 09:36 AM (5eXg1)

19 Yay ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at September 25, 2015 09:36 AM (S0bOl)

20 I'm thinking Sept 25th would be a better day.

EEYORE: let's wait and see who they replace him with before we suck ... (you know the rest). Plenty of time for Failure Theatre.

Posted by: dogfish at September 25, 2015 09:36 AM (jWtyG)

21 Bitch McConnel next!!

Posted by: dananjcon at September 25, 2015 09:36 AM (NpXoL)

22 Down goes Boner, down goes Boner

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:36 AM (493sH)

23 Don't let the door hit ya,
Where the good Lord split ya.

Posted by: dartist at September 25, 2015 09:36 AM (J/n2N)

24
Don't go away mad, Boner......just go away.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 25, 2015 09:36 AM (UBLhq)

25 GTFO, Boner

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 25, 2015 09:36 AM (mCcKq)

26 Now go bawl your eyes out, buddy.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 25, 2015 09:36 AM (NOIQH)

27 Good riddance.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 25, 2015 09:36 AM (a31sM)

28 Over/under he's hand-picked his successor?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 25, 2015 09:37 AM (NOIQH)

29 Hopefully this doesn't upset Jeb's plans.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 25, 2015 09:37 AM (RBVW4)

30 I said the one hope the GOP had in next year's election is to ditch Boner and McTurtle from leadership. Boner goes one better.

Good riddance, you orange fuck. Please cry one last time, your tears are so sweet (and 90 proof).

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 25, 2015 09:37 AM (oVJmc)

31 Adios, motherfucker.

Posted by: Dang at September 25, 2015 09:37 AM (2oWD2)

32 All yer Boners...

Posted by: dananjcon at September 25, 2015 09:37 AM (NpXoL)

33 Will he cry?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 25, 2015 09:34 AM (RBVW4)



Will sun rise in the east?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:37 AM (493sH)

34 Well everyone here got pretty much exactly what they wanted. So no more bitching about Congress right?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 25, 2015 09:37 AM (iONHu)

35 Hah!! GOOD NEWS

Posted by: Rick554 at September 25, 2015 09:37 AM (ctmQL)

36 BOEHNER IS OUT?!

It must be a trap...

Posted by: @votermom at September 25, 2015 09:38 AM (cbfNE)

37 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at September 25, 2015 09:38 AM (kff5f)

38 Meet the new stooge. Same as the old stooge.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell and a pocket full of Silver Dimes at September 25, 2015 09:38 AM (dOD0J)

39 OK, figured it out.

Missing thread was from RD,
Squashed by this one from BenK

Posted by: VIA, Skimmer Puke (Ret) at September 25, 2015 09:38 AM (VPLuQ)

40 It's about time the "crying man" left.

Posted by: jim at September 25, 2015 09:38 AM (VwhRo)

41 Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at September 25, 2015 09:38 AM (kff5f)

42 Lindsay Graham is sorry to see Congress lose Boner.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 25, 2015 09:38 AM (oVJmc)

43 **clappy hands**

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at September 25, 2015 09:38 AM (kff5f)

44 The flaming skull is shedding tears of joy. Of course, it looks like steam.

Posted by: Roy at September 25, 2015 09:38 AM (VndSC)

45
You're all just racist against Citrus-Americans.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 25, 2015 09:38 AM (UBLhq)

46 Wow just saw this.

I guess he didn't have the votes after all.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 25, 2015 09:38 AM (4ErVI)

47 And now the skull is back

Posted by: VIA, Skimmer Puke (Ret) at September 25, 2015 09:38 AM (VPLuQ)

48 He's going to make a statement. Everyone get out their raincoats.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:38 AM (493sH)

49 I remember when LBJ said no mas. They were dancing at the Peter Paul and Mary concert. And that was the end of liberal fascism forevah, plus, Viet Nam.

So, not getting real giddy here.
He may be back in SW Ohio in time for the MoMee, though. There is that.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 25, 2015 09:38 AM (xq1UY)

50 I wonder. How much money does it take to overcome the weight of ignominy?

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at September 25, 2015 09:39 AM (4nmNX)

51 Why end of October?

Posted by: USA at September 25, 2015 09:39 AM (tfM+W)

52 I hope he whacks Pelosi with a big gavel on the way out the door.

Posted by: Roy at September 25, 2015 09:39 AM (VndSC)

53 Failure theater we can live with.

Posted by: Valiant at September 25, 2015 09:39 AM (2bqlb)

54 The art thread was obviously showing the approach of the flaming skull.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at September 25, 2015 09:39 AM (ppaKI)

55 Hey John Boy, just don't move your office and orifice down the road to K Street. Just go home.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 09:39 AM (1emJG)

56 An open fight would have risked the possibility of a conservative taking the helm. The resignation will give us McCarthy.

Posted by: Bivalve Curious at September 25, 2015 09:39 AM (/JdQf)

57 I'm sure the conservative caucus had absolutely nothing to do with this. /sarc

HAPPY FRIDAY! THERE IS HOPE!

Posted by: Nate in NOLA at September 25, 2015 09:40 AM (lhX9P)

58 It's a trap Paul Ryan is going to replace him!

Posted by: Ackbar at September 25, 2015 09:40 AM (sCOy8)

59 And whence the orange man has fallen and the great narcissist has been relieved of his throne, only then can the un-fuckening begin.

Posted by: dananjcon at September 25, 2015 09:40 AM (NpXoL)

60
Good on him.

Posted by: dan-O at September 25, 2015 09:40 AM (ByqK7)

61 Why end of October?

Posted by: USA at September 25, 2015 09:39 AM (tfM+W)



So he won't be mistaken for a pumpkin on Halloween

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:40 AM (493sH)

62 More I think about it, they really should vote his ass out now.

Posted by: dogfish at September 25, 2015 09:40 AM (jWtyG)

63 *looks at clock*

No celebratory drinks at this early hour.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 25, 2015 09:40 AM (4ErVI)

64 Coming soon: Lobbyist John Boehner!

Posted by: Citizen Cake at September 25, 2015 09:40 AM (ppaKI)

65 #orangelivesmatter

Posted by: Roy at September 25, 2015 09:40 AM (VndSC)

66 Ding dong the drunk is gone!
Which old drunk? The Orange drunk!
Ding dong the orange drunk is gone!

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 09:40 AM (OpK2H)

67 Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Now if we could only strip the drunken bastard of his congressional pension and any other misappropriated monies he's stashed away during his worthless life, I'd be a happy man.

Nothing would make me happier than to see him sprawled in a puddle of his own urine and a heap of empty PBR cans with a scrawled "will tongue balls for money" propped up against his unconscious, feculent crotch.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 25, 2015 09:41 AM (zF6Iw)

68 See you later cry-baby. Now I wonder, who will replace him? Another turn coat.

Posted by: Dustoff at September 25, 2015 09:41 AM (eHyZs)

69 This crying,betraying drunk will clean up in the 'lobbying' and influence peddling game.
Boehner will join Trent Lott as a whore who did well and who is proud of his profession.

Posted by: Lower Class person whose opinions need to be guided at September 25, 2015 09:41 AM (htXhe)

70 Isn't his replacement going to be some California RINO?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 25, 2015 09:41 AM (4ErVI)

71 @64 It's always Happy Hour somewhere...

Posted by: RedDish at September 25, 2015 09:41 AM (5eXg1)

72 60:"Good on him. "

I think you mistook the word good for piss.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at September 25, 2015 09:41 AM (4nmNX)

73 Dead girl or live boy reason?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 25, 2015 09:41 AM (Ma5u/)

74 54 The art thread was obviously showing the approach of the flaming skull.
Posted by: Citizen Cake at September 25, 2015 09:39 AM (ppaKI)


That is awesome.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 09:41 AM (OpK2H)

75 Putting down my chip, he's got some neuro condition that's going to be blamed for his crying fits, and he found out it's not one of those "manage for decades" contitions, but one of those "update your will NOW" deals.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 25, 2015 09:41 AM (9krrF)

76 I wrote to my congressman back at the start of the year, asking him to vote for someone like Gohmert as Speaker instead. He wrote back, saying "Uh, Boehner's the best guy to advance conservative principles, etc. etc..."

There's a guy I won't be voting for in the primary. (Though marginal credit for actually answering me, I suppose.)

Posted by: T at September 25, 2015 09:42 AM (oqxwU)

77 Someone is giving Boehner a multi million dollar job somewhere and will replace him with another GOPe squish so that the media and GOPe can say "see? These extremists are not happy no matter who we have as speaker. Boehner was a great man, who had to retire before his time due to the extremists. And now poor {whoever} is being treated the same way."

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 09:42 AM (AkOaV)

78 I will be drinking to celebrate this later.

It's only fitting.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 09:42 AM (LUgeY)

79 Why end of October?

Posted by: USA at September 25, 2015 09:39 AM (tfM+W)
**
Needs time to properly relocate the bodies to insure consistency in the enfuckening.

Posted by: dananjcon at September 25, 2015 09:42 AM (NpXoL)

80 Hot Damn! My day is made. How about a pic of Jedediah Bila's beautiful legs? Hummm?

https://goo.gl/6rARSD

Posted by: maddogg at September 25, 2015 09:42 AM (xWW96)

81 Chances he got his walking papers from the Vatican?

"My son, there is no crying in PopeBall."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 25, 2015 09:42 AM (xq1UY)

82 Who cares? The next one will be just as bought and paid for. Won't matter one bit. They are all shitbags.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at September 25, 2015 09:42 AM (ucDmr)

83 About time the GOP took care of that boner that lasted more than 4 hours....

Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at September 25, 2015 09:42 AM (VDc7u)

84 Good.

Posted by: Austin in TX at September 25, 2015 09:42 AM (/6EeB)

85 Boehner that compared working with conservatives to taking out the garbage? But had his glorious sobbing moment with his pope, preaching to congress and America about open borders and global warming?

Can we get a new speaker not so in love with the leftist mob?

Posted by: Illiniwek at September 25, 2015 09:43 AM (I6695)

86 I don't hate Boehner as much as others here. I give Boehner credit for holding the house together in the early years of the Obama administration when Obama was at peak popularity. If my recollection is right, only one GOP member voted for the stimulus and none for Obamacare. That was necessary. So perhaps he was a better leader when in the minority. There is a certain leadership necessary when in the minority. But once he got a majority he could not show the kind of leadership needed. At that point the GOP House had actual real power, but he was reluctant to use it. And he certainly showed that he was not going to use it to advance any conservative positions when it was clear that conservatives delivered him the majority. His resignation shows that he is not a fighter. I'm not expecting the next person to be the full-throated conservative fighter that we want, but hopefully we will get someone who will deliver on some level.

Posted by: SH at September 25, 2015 09:43 AM (gmeXX)

87 Oh happy day! Here's hoping the turtle will follow Boehner's lead.

Posted by: Motorhead at September 25, 2015 09:43 AM (+TAsA)

88 I'm sure the conservative caucus had absolutely nothing to do with this. /sarc

HAPPY FRIDAY! THERE IS HOPE!


http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HopeShot

Embrace the Suck. Burn It Down.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 25, 2015 09:43 AM (9krrF)

89 And I was just watching the bully vid where the kid gets drilled.
Yes! its a good day!

Posted by: IP at September 25, 2015 09:43 AM (aQQbl)

90 *John Boehner surveys the wreckage*

"Yep, my work here is done - hi ho Orange Crush, away!"

*Gallops off into the sunset*

Posted by: Citizen Cake at September 25, 2015 09:43 AM (ppaKI)

91 I feel like Bo Dietl from his scene in Goodfellas, when he's mocking Henry Hill in the police station - "Ha ha ha.....buh-bye, asshole!"

Posted by: radar at September 25, 2015 09:43 AM (kQfqk)

92 82 Who cares? The next one will be just as bought and paid for. Won't matter one bit. They are all shitbags.


True, but at least Boehner is gone.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 09:43 AM (OpK2H)

93 Er,

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HopeShot

Geez. Even my Enfuckening link was enfuckened.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 25, 2015 09:44 AM (9krrF)

94 Scottsman - whether or not we stop complaining about Republicans in Congress will depend entirely on whether they choose some other pathetic piece of liberal (oh, sorry, "moderate") Republican trash to be Speaker of the House, or if they actually move to the Right.

Boehner stepping down is only a necessary first step.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at September 25, 2015 09:44 AM (kff5f)

95
Dreams DO come true! Can he take McConnell with him?

Posted by: Lily at September 25, 2015 09:44 AM (yj/Rg)

96 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 25, 2015 09:41 AM


Love the imagery.

Posted by: dogfish at September 25, 2015 09:44 AM (jWtyG)

97
Which establishment tool is next in line, and how many times with the House GOPe team with the Dems to ram spending through in the next month?

Posted by: LibertarianJim at September 25, 2015 09:44 AM (CMbMd)

98 Now all we need is for McTurtle to quit too and we will have a true Daily Double.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 25, 2015 09:44 AM (1ijHg)

99 If we fail to learn from past mistakes, we are doomed to repeat them.

Posted by: Ackbar at September 25, 2015 09:44 AM (sCOy8)

100 Happy Days Are Here Again!


Well until they install another RINO in his place!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 09:44 AM (gf8BH)

101 Makes me want to sing Happy Days are Here Again, but I'll wait for McConehead to resign too.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 25, 2015 09:44 AM (t2KH5)

102 Wonder if he will schedule a vote on the Gang of Eight bill as a going-away gift.

Posted by: V the K at September 25, 2015 09:45 AM (O7MnT)

103 And MP4 with the win at 67.



/golfclap

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 25, 2015 09:45 AM (Wckf4)

104 56 An open fight would have risked the possibility of a conservative taking the helm. The resignation will give us McCarthy.
Posted by: Bivalve Curious at September 25, 2015 09:39 AM (/JdQf)

Yeah, this is probably what will happen. Dang.

Posted by: @votermom at September 25, 2015 09:45 AM (cbfNE)

105 Heading to the Betty Ford Center?

Posted by: tsj017 at September 25, 2015 09:45 AM (xDD0e)

106 86 I don't hate Boehner as much as others here. I give Boehner credit for holding the house together in the early years of the Obama administration when Obama was at peak popularity. If my recollection is right, only one GOP member voted for the stimulus and none for Obamacare.

Because they couldn't stop anything. When they could, Boehner still didn't.

It was always just theater.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 09:45 AM (OpK2H)

107 True, but at least Boehner is gone.
Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 09:43 AM (OpK2H)

Yeah but I'd say chances are that the next one will be worse.

Remember, the GOPe's complaint was not that Boehner wasn't conservative. It was that he was too soft on those extremist wacko birds.

I have a feeling they'll bringing someone in to go "nuclear" BUT in the meantime Jeb! and others can say, "The RNC has heard your anger, strange people from fly over land, and now the house has turned around. So vote for me and other GOPe approved types."

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 09:45 AM (AkOaV)

108 If we fail to learn from past mistakes, we are doomed to repeat them.
Posted by: Ackbar at September 25, 2015 09:44 AM (sCOy

Yes that's our plan. Why do you ask?

Posted by: Republican Leadership at September 25, 2015 09:45 AM (gf8BH)

109 >>5
So, who will the eGOP put in his place?



Posted by: TSgt Ciz<<


^^ Yep.

Who is his heir apparent? The only reason a power broker would give up power is to put his 'boy' in his place.

And why is he resigning? Ill? Lung cancer? Skin cancer? Tear duct cancer?

Maybe he's throwing his hat in the ring against The Donald?

Posted by: Sphynx at September 25, 2015 09:45 AM (OZmbA)

110 This is the first good thing Boehner did for the country.

Next up is the traitor turtle in the senate.

If Republican want any chance to win in November, they need to clean out The current leaders in Congress. People hate Washington, both parties, more than anything else.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 25, 2015 09:46 AM (l/pfE)

111 "...Why end of October? ..."
So he can keep the Government from shutting down.
He will pass a budget with the Democrats and Rinos.

Posted by: Mr Obvious at September 25, 2015 09:46 AM (Bbcs8)

112 good riddance to bad rubbish, but if they just seat another spineless DIABLO, it won't mean squat.

besides, his dumbass already gave Obola so much, it will be hard to fix the damage he's caused, even if we do get s patriot in the position.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 25, 2015 09:46 AM (TuMUR)

113 I'm pretty sure Boehner is an alcoholic (takes one to know one, I guess): the slurred speech, the weepy emotionalism, the flat affect...

But no, I don't think Boehner was blackmailed into resigning or anything like that. I think he just woke up one morning this weekfeeling like hell, took a good look at himself in the mirror,and just said fuck 'em, fuck 'em all.

Besides, that whole Speaker gig was getting in the way of those things that really matter: booze and golf and that little honey with the boobs (Trisha? Teresa? Something like that.) who works in the pro shop.

Posted by: troyriser at September 25, 2015 09:46 AM (CMthJ)

114 So...
McCarthy is going to be speaker now.

I have no idea what that means, I've heard he's a squish, but he's at least supposedly not openly hostile to conservatives like Boehner was.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at September 25, 2015 09:46 AM (tM4uk)

115 An open fight would have risked the possibility of a conservative taking the helm. The resignation will give us McCarthy.

Oh, that would be fantastic. Republicans selecting a man named "McCarthy" to run the House. The memes write themselves.

If they're that stupid, they deserve what happens to them.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at September 25, 2015 09:46 AM (kff5f)

116 wow

someone in Washington actually got the message

Posted by: brak at September 25, 2015 09:46 AM (xwPSp)

117 Now we have to start working on McCarthy's resignation. Then McMorris-Rogers .... Scalise.... Ryan...

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at September 25, 2015 09:46 AM (nFdGS)

118 Now if we can just get Barry, Biden, Pelosi, Reid and a ton of others to follow suit

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:46 AM (493sH)

119 So, when will he announce that he's changing his name to Shirley?

Posted by: Roy at September 25, 2015 09:46 AM (VndSC)

120 Looks like somebody in Gope offices got the new poll numbers.

Fine, you did what needed to be done. Now you need to get rid of Mcconnell.

And then you get Jeb! to quit the race, get Rubio to SHUT UP about his illegal mexican love, make it official Party policy to oppose the illegal mexican invasion.

Then we'll talk about whether I should consider supporting this Party again.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 25, 2015 09:47 AM (Dj0WE)

121 Nothing would make me happier than to see him sprawled in a puddle of his own urine and a heap of empty PBR cans with a scrawled "will tongue balls for money" propped up against his unconscious, feculent crotch.

*sniff*

That was beautiful, man.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 09:47 AM (LUgeY)

122 How old is the minor? And what sex?

Posted by: torabora at September 25, 2015 09:47 AM (s7rF1)

123 You know what? I am going to just enjoy this moment.


Unless he's actually sick or something in which case I will feel like a terribler person than usual. But until then.

*limbers up for interpretative dance of joy*

(Also I'm going to assume the resignation is time for maximum lobbyist earning potential but *whatever hands*)

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at September 25, 2015 09:47 AM (mf5HN)

124 Did I miss Admiral Akbar's comment?

Posted by: That SOB Van Owen at September 25, 2015 09:47 AM (xrET7)

125 John, we look forward to having you back in town full time! We have a full bar!

Posted by: Montgomery Inn at September 25, 2015 09:47 AM (gwG9s)

126 Neither Boehner or McConnell are real men. They are both pantywaist pissants. Obama took their measure the minute he met them and made them his bitches. We get to suffer for the failures made when all of these men were raised.

Posted by: Stay out da bushes at September 25, 2015 09:47 AM (uRumV)

127 They must be shittin' their GOP britches. Still not voting for Yeb Yeb or Rubio GOPejr. Or any of the other usual suspect single digit idjits in the Primary.

Posted by: dogfish at September 25, 2015 09:48 AM (jWtyG)

128 Next: A brand new face for the same old disgrace.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 25, 2015 09:48 AM (9krrF)

129 SH - Don't forget Boehner purging all conservative and tea party-type Republicans from their key House Committee positions. He was a dick to anyone who wanted to actually DO SOMETHING other than bend over for Obama.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 25, 2015 09:48 AM (NOIQH)

130 The Boner is going to get a big lobbying job and make millions..He is giving us the finger on the way out

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 09:48 AM (gf8BH)

131 MMMP, with that kind of imagery you really need to write some kind of story set in Prohibition DC about the Man in the Green Hat.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 09:48 AM (1emJG)

132 wow

someone in Washington actually got the message

------

Small victories I guess. Two of the top GOP House members from 2 years ago are gone. Sure they are going to make a lot more as lobbyist, but there is some effect by the tea party. If only it translated into something meaningful.

Posted by: SH at September 25, 2015 09:48 AM (gmeXX)

133 Bartender -- next rounds on me!

Make it something orange colored and fruity.

Posted by: se pa moron at September 25, 2015 09:49 AM (sI4OA)

134 That's why the market futures are up 200+ overnight. If we can get McConnell and Obama to quit ....DOW 36000!

Posted by: torabora at September 25, 2015 09:49 AM (s7rF1)

135 So now they will use the excuse: "We have to just pass the budget now so we can concentrate on the new Leadership"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 09:49 AM (gf8BH)

136 I have a feeling they'll bringing someone in to go "nuclear" BUT in the meantime Jeb! and others can say, "The RNC has heard your anger, strange people from fly over land, and now the house has turned around. So vote for me and other GOPe approved types."

I don't think that'll work. I'm sure they'll try it, but we have no reason to stop judging them by their actions.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 09:49 AM (OpK2H)

137 Plenty of room in my bag. Come on home, my orange brother

Posted by: Cheeto at September 25, 2015 09:49 AM (2cfUo)

138 I don't expect great things from McCarthy either. He's been playing up the demands of conservatives lately. But that's a ruse. He's Boner Part Deux.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 25, 2015 09:49 AM (l/pfE)

139 I did @58. Whew!

Posted by: That SOB Van Owen at September 25, 2015 09:49 AM (xrET7)

140 Don't get excited, you know they are working behind the scenes to prep some other dem light asshole for his position.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 25, 2015 09:50 AM (Xa4vS)

141 Bartender -- next rounds on me!

Make it something orange colored and fruity.

Posted by: se pa moron at September 25, 2015 09:49 AM (sI4OA)



Miss Lindsey in orange - Hello!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:50 AM (493sH)

142 Is he hitting the links with Ob+amao today?

Posted by: torabora at September 25, 2015 09:50 AM (s7rF1)

143 He's going to be JEB's V.P.

Posted by: Sphynx at September 25, 2015 09:50 AM (OZmbA)

144 116 wow

someone in Washington actually got the message
Posted by: brak at September 25, 2015 09:46 AM (xwPSp)


No, no they didn't.

Please don't fall for their kabuki bullshit.

Boehners staying through the end of the fiscal year, then another GOPe-approved type will come in to replace him. The party is pissed at Boehner for not being able to keep the crazies (conservatives) in line, plus they think that "the base" is angry AT BOEHNER which we're not. We're angry at the PARTY, Boehner is just a representative of it.

So the next person they put in that seat will be a) more hard-ass in keeping the conservatives in line and b) just as big of a party man than Boehner, and thus just as hated. WHICH allows the GOPe and media to say, "look, this wacko bird hobbits aren't happy no matter WHO is in charge. They're just being dramatic."

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 09:50 AM (AkOaV)

145 So if Boehner drops out, does that mean his district will have to hold a special erection?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 25, 2015 09:50 AM (5YtTA)

146 Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!

Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.

Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.

Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. She's gone where the goblins go,

Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.

Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.

Let them know

The Wicked Witch is dead!

As Mayor of the Munchkin City, In the County of the Land of Oz, I welcome you most regally.

But we've got to verify it legally, to see

To see?

If she

If she?

Is morally, ethic'lly

Spiritually, physically

Positively, absolutely

Undeniably and reliably Dead
As Coroner I must aver, I thoroughly examined her.

And she's not only merely dead, she's really most sincerely dead.

Then this is a day of Independence For all the Munchkins and their descendants

If any.

Yes, let the joyous news be spread The wicked Old Witch at last is dead!

Posted by: Andy in FL at September 25, 2015 09:50 AM (9mfzD)

147
*limbers up for interpretative dance of joy*

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at September 25, 2015 09:47 AM (mf5HN)










*perks up*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 25, 2015 09:51 AM (UBLhq)

148 If only it translated into something meaningful.
Posted by: SH at September 25, 2015 09:48 AM (gmeXX)


The only way it will be translated into something meaningful is if actual Conservative Republicans are willing to burn the party down.

It's a rule of fighting - if the other guy is willing (not necessarily seeking, but willing) to kill you and you are *not* willing to kill him, he is going to win.

Well, the "Moderate" (really: Liberal) wing of the Republican Party is willing to kill the Conservative wing; if the Conservative wing is not also willing to kill the Liberal wing, they'll lose.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at September 25, 2015 09:51 AM (kff5f)

149 May I say thank you to the man who made it crystal clear to me that conservatism has no place in the GOP.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 25, 2015 09:51 AM (3sozU)

150 *couriers to the Empress some Tim-Bits and a Hateshake*

A story that might warm that cold dark space where your heart should be...
http://preview.tinyurl.com/pw93wdn

Or if that fails - Tina Louise as Sappho of Lesbos
https://youtu.be/TStoz3pPikU

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 09:51 AM (1emJG)

151 We still don't know who is going to replace him, but I'll post official victory music all the same:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0poHNBb8DI

Posted by: Grey Fox at September 25, 2015 09:51 AM (bZ7mE)

152 This is suddenly an ok day. We're exactly 1/3 of the way to convincing me to bother showing up next November

2. Ditch McConnell.
3. Nominate Cruz
i. Cruz abandons his H1B nonsense

Posted by: Chico Escuela at September 25, 2015 09:52 AM (a7Dd7)

153 Obviously, showing up for the job cut into his drinking time.

Posted by: Madamex at September 25, 2015 09:52 AM (yoxJL)

154 my my, Eric Cantor and now John Boehner. Let the cleansing continue. They have enabled mass illegal immigration, copious spending and unbridled regulation and thought nobody would notice.

Mitch honey, it's time to go.

Posted by: DanMan at September 25, 2015 09:52 AM (RusNE)

155 *Does Carlton dance

Posted by: Mainah at September 25, 2015 09:52 AM (659DL)

156 maybe he's resigning from congress to run for president...

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 25, 2015 09:52 AM (ZQfW9)

157 wow

someone in Washington actually got the message
Posted by: brak at September 25, 2015 09:46 AM (xwPSp)


Sure, but which message?


You know, for decades the commies in Russia operated as if the problem was NOT communism, but the men who were implementing it.


So they would croak and/or disappear them from time to time. They still tried to shove a huge unwieldy nation into the maw of communism.


They never tried to change the system, just the faces operating in it.


Let's see what Gope does before we all start congratulating them.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 25, 2015 09:52 AM (Dj0WE)

158 There will probably be some stiff competition to replace him.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 25, 2015 09:52 AM (5YtTA)

159 I don't think that'll work. I'm sure they'll try it, but we have no reason to stop judging them by their actions.
Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 09:49 AM (OpK2H)

No it wont work, its just a ruse to get us through the fiscal year and (hopefully for them) the election season

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 09:52 AM (AkOaV)

160 What are the 'assumed' numbers of actual Conservatives vs RINO's?

Posted by: RedDish at September 25, 2015 09:52 AM (5eXg1)

161 And if someone describes Boehner as a great "public servant" I'll shit bricks.

These assholes get paid a shit ton, make a shit ton more doing dirty deals and get carted around like royalty. They play golf like their lives depended on it and eat at the best places.

Public servants my ass.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 25, 2015 09:52 AM (Xa4vS)

162 i don't think this merits the flaming skull, unless you can promise its McConnel's

Posted by: dave at September 25, 2015 09:53 AM (4JC5t)

163
Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 09:50 AM


Depressingly, I think you have it pegged. This is a strategy, not a capitulation.

Posted by: Alamo at September 25, 2015 09:53 AM (2XJxO)

164 Next stop, Betty Ford Clinic.
In the words of Homer Simpson: WOOOOHOOOOOOO!

Posted by: RushBabe at September 25, 2015 09:53 AM (/NEnw)

165 Try life sober, John.

Posted by: Friend of Bill W at September 25, 2015 09:53 AM (gwG9s)

166 Sure, he'll be replaced with some other statist RINO whatever because that's what the GOP party stands for. And he'll probably go on to make millions as a lobbyist, because that's how the system works. But he personally got the message. the voters don't lime you anymore. Go home.

Which is the message I meant, and I'll take the small victory.

Posted by: brak at September 25, 2015 09:54 AM (xwPSp)

167 That means the motion to vacate would have succeeded. My guess the fact that they COULDN'T PASS A BUDGET and had to RELY ON CRs just like the evil Democrats, showed his massive incompetence in management and governing.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 25, 2015 09:54 AM (LXJ1e)

168 We finally have a victory, so lets all piss and moan about how its actually a defeat. Shit.

Posted by: maddogg at September 25, 2015 09:54 AM (xWW96)

169 Just 534 more to go!

Posted by: Drill_Thrawl at September 25, 2015 09:54 AM (YtbIl)

170 It's the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:54 AM (493sH)

171 Boehner autobiography: "How I Led Through the Haze"

Posted by: Sphynx at September 25, 2015 09:55 AM (OZmbA)

172 He's taking his red stapler.

Posted by: Positive Waves at September 25, 2015 09:55 AM (MQEz6)

173 114 So...
McCarthy is going to be speaker now.

I have no idea what that means, I've heard he's a squish, but he's at least supposedly not openly hostile to conservatives like Boehner was.


Boehner's main problem was that he was a terrible negotiator. He would announce he couldn't shut down the government, ask for less than his starting position, and wind up close to Obama's position in the end.

A good example is the 2011 budget. The pledge to America had a (relatively) modest cut of $100 billion. Boehner opened negotiations at $60 billion, and wound up with $6 billion in cuts to the increase.

I don't mind a squish if he can get us a goddamn better deal and not surrender, at least.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 09:55 AM (OpK2H)

174 It's the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Nah, that's just Boehner sitting up on the Hill... so Great Bumpkin.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 09:55 AM (1emJG)

175 We finally have a victory, so lets all piss and moan about how its actually a defeat. Shit.

-----

You must be new around here.

Posted by: SH at September 25, 2015 09:55 AM (gmeXX)

176 My guess is that Boehner was fired by the money men that run DC.
They want a newer model. One that isn't so leaky. And can keep the minions in line.

Posted by: @votermom at September 25, 2015 09:55 AM (cbfNE)

177 We finally have a victory, so lets all piss and moan about how its actually a defeat. Shit.

Hey! We let ourselves celebrate for a whole 5 minutes. That's got to be some kind of record around here.

More seriously, you'll excuse me if I don't consider it a "victory" just because one head of the hydra has been chopped off.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at September 25, 2015 09:55 AM (kff5f)

178 Down goes Boner, down goes Boner

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:36 AM (493sH)

That wording is always my favorite.

Posted by: RushBabe at September 25, 2015 09:56 AM (/NEnw)

179 Inspired by the Pope?

Posted by: shibumi, RIP USA at September 25, 2015 09:56 AM (Zy+ZM)

180 I suppose it's too much to hope that he commits seppuku on the House floor on his last day.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 09:56 AM (2Ojst)

181 You won't have Johnny Boner to kick around any more

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 09:56 AM (493sH)

182 Too bad the mofo didn't resign four years ago, but I guess he didn't want to leave until he finished fucking things up completely.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at September 25, 2015 09:56 AM (wtvvX)

183 >>We finally have a victory, so lets all piss and moan about how its actually a defeat. Shit.


The result of many rugs being pulled . . .

Posted by: Sphynx at September 25, 2015 09:56 AM (OZmbA)

184 Orange power 111!!!!!!111!!!

Posted by: Cheeto at September 25, 2015 09:57 AM (2cfUo)

185 I'm surprised The Ohio Oompa-Loompa actually resigned his seat, not just the speakership. Something very strange is going on in DC Land.

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at September 25, 2015 09:57 AM (DLu2s)

186 This is how I feel -

http://tinyurl.com/psf79c9

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 09:57 AM (LUgeY)

187 Yes that's our plan. Why do you ask?

Posted by: Republican Leadership at September 25, 2015 09:45 AM (gf8BH)

Do you want the rebellion to fail?!

Posted by: Ackbar at September 25, 2015 09:57 AM (sCOy8)

188 Orange, drunk and crooked is no way to go through life son.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 25, 2015 09:57 AM (3sozU)

189 More seriously, you'll excuse me if I don't consider it a "victory" just because one head of the hydra has been chopped off.

------

I don't pretend it is going to be a big sea change, but a long time around here people have been asking for Boehner's removal. Well he is being removed. The fight is not over - it never is. But if you thought he was standing in the way - this is a good thing. No?

Posted by: SH at September 25, 2015 09:57 AM (gmeXX)

190 We finally have a victory, so lets all piss and moan about how its actually a defeat. Shit.

--

It's not a victory yet. But it's an opening. Can the conservative faction muck up the planned succession and get a different guy in? We'll see.

Posted by: @votermom at September 25, 2015 09:57 AM (cbfNE)

191 Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

Posted by: TexasDan at September 25, 2015 09:57 AM (TqXWc)

192 Well, I'll be happy if the nomination process ties the the House from accomplishing anything for the next few months.


How low my expectations for our "representative" government have fallen.


Knowing how things are going, watch enough GOPe reps cross over and vote for a Donk nominee.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 25, 2015 09:58 AM (Wckf4)

193 Up twinkles!

Posted by: parteagirl at September 25, 2015 09:58 AM (K0jlM)

194 My pleasure is tempered by the knowledge that McConnell remains. His control of the Senate has been much more of a problem than the lush Boehner.

Unfortunately, he was just reelected so the only way to pry him out is to let the Democrats have the Senate back for a term.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 25, 2015 09:58 AM (evdj2)

195 The gope will replace this gope unit with another gope unit.

There are many, they are legion, but you have to start somewhere.

Posted by: Positive Waves at September 25, 2015 09:58 AM (MQEz6)

196 This is good news. Like SH I feel he did decent holding the house in the beginning but wasn't up to the task of actually pushing any real cuts when he could have.

Posted by: ryukyu at September 25, 2015 09:58 AM (j29PP)

197 Hey! We let ourselves celebrate for a whole 5 minutes. That's got to be some kind of record around here.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at September 25, 2015 09:55 AM (kff5f)



That was a really fucking fast 5 minutes.

(Yes, yes, I'm aware TWSS)

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at September 25, 2015 09:58 AM (gW5Vg)

198
i don't think this merits the flaming skull, unless you can promise its McConnel's

Posted by: dave at September 25, 2015 09:53 AM (4JC5t)







It's not the turtle's skull......flaming skull has a chin.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 25, 2015 09:58 AM (UBLhq)

199
It's one thing to humiliate and force the resignation of this asshole, but the secondary question remains, what other asshole will take his place?

Posted by: Doctor Fish at September 25, 2015 09:58 AM (OiFtZ)

200 It's my Party and I'll cry if I want to.

Posted by: John Boehner at September 25, 2015 09:58 AM (E5UB0)

201 i don't think this merits the flaming skull, unless you can promise its McConnel's

Do we HAVE a flaming orange skull?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 25, 2015 09:58 AM (9krrF)

202 Red Pope > Orange Speaker

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 25, 2015 09:59 AM (3sozU)

203 We finally have a victory, so lets all piss and moan about how its actually a defeat. Shit.
Posted by: maddogg at September 25, 2015 09:54 AM (xWW96)


Who is "we?" Are you going to be appointed Speaker (yes, I said appointed)? Am I?


When Gope appoints its new Speaker, you'll see just how victorious you were.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 25, 2015 09:59 AM (Dj0WE)

204 We finally have a victory, so lets all piss and moan about how its actually a defeat. Shit.
Posted by: maddogg at September 25, 2015 09:54 AM (xWW96)

This word you speak, 'victory'? What does it mean? This feeling it gives is alien and strange, like the echo of a distant memory.

Posted by: troyriser at September 25, 2015 09:59 AM (CMthJ)

205 Oompah, Loompah, Doompah dee-dee,
You will resign if you listen to me...

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 25, 2015 09:59 AM (oVJmc)

206 What difference, at this point, does it make?

Posted by: rrpjr at September 25, 2015 09:59 AM (s/yC1)

207 Could be health.

Could be GOPe strategy.

Could be "ahead of the conservative torches and pitchforks."

Could be systemic, as in "rats leaving a sinking ship."

Whichever it is, it does provide us with an opportunity of sorts. Let's use it for whatever it is worth.

Posted by: Piercello, on the road again at September 25, 2015 09:59 AM (RXfvh)

208 maddogg at September 25, 2015 09:54 AM

dogg, I wish I could enjoy this--I loathe Boehner. But in middle age, reality begins to sink in. I cast my first vote as an eager, optimistic 18 year old for Ronaldus. Down hill ever since. They have finally crushed any optimism I ever held that this republic could endure. The evidence is manifest, even (or especially) in the party I supported over the last 35 years. Boehner is only a symptom of the disease.

Posted by: Alamo at September 25, 2015 10:00 AM (2XJxO)

209 This is great news. the only only ones who will miss him are Democrats.

That said, I wonder why he resigned his seat as well as the speakership? Something going on behind the scenes?

Posted by: Ta-Nehisi Coates' Colon at September 25, 2015 10:00 AM (dwY1W)

210 Wonder what he'll do next? Is there such a thing as a professional surrenderer?

Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at September 25, 2015 10:00 AM (lU0bX)

211 When Gope appoints its new Speaker, you'll see just how victorious you were.

-----

Well then why ask for his removal if you don't think it will do anything?

Posted by: SH at September 25, 2015 10:00 AM (gmeXX)

212 A great birthday present for me!

Bu-bye Cryin' John!

Now if only mush-mouth McConnell would leave. Nah, couldn't be that good of a birthday, could it?

Posted by: Marybeth at September 25, 2015 10:00 AM (7egrg)

213 I'm thrilled Boehner is stepping down as Speaker, but his quitting the House entirely rubs me the wrong way. Like a kid picking up his ball and going home. He should suck it up, settle into a back bench and complete his term. What a doofus.

Posted by: PhillyBoy at September 25, 2015 10:00 AM (+s4eQ)

214 So the departure of Boehner will have what kind of impact on the bottom lines of various distilleries?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:00 AM (1emJG)

215 168: "We finally have a victory..."

Did we get some conservative legislation passed or undo some of the current unconstitutional legislation?

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at September 25, 2015 10:00 AM (4nmNX)

216 Is this why he was weeping behind the Pope??

Posted by: Sphynx at September 25, 2015 10:00 AM (OZmbA)

217 Why end of October?

He has to give the Democrats everything they want on the budget first.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 25, 2015 10:01 AM (evdj2)

218 I guess he couldn't deal with conservatives calling him traitor on the one hand, and his donors saying "Don't you DARE go against our wishes, you pathetic little toady! We have you bought and paid for! Never forget that, you pathetic worm!"

His skin wasn't thick enough. Or rather, his rind wasn't thick enough.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 10:01 AM (E5UB0)

219 The job of Professional Surrenderer is already taken, by the President.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:01 AM (1emJG)

220 Tension, apprehension, and dissension have begun.
Bender went the Boner.

Posted by: @votermom at September 25, 2015 10:01 AM (cbfNE)

221 Kleenex futures double overnight.

Posted by: rebel flounder at September 25, 2015 10:01 AM (1DH1V)

222 But if you thought he was standing in the way - this is a good thing. No?

Oh, absolutely. I already did my clappy hands, though.

Don't get me wrong, there's a huge grin on my face; I'm just trying to fortify myself against the sudden-but-inevitable betrayal.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at September 25, 2015 10:01 AM (kff5f)

223 It's Flamingskullmas Morning!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at September 25, 2015 10:01 AM (eHyZs)

224 Boner is hangin it up to become Ophucksticks full time caddy. Fore!

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at September 25, 2015 10:01 AM (ucDmr)

225 Lookin' at you, McConnell. Well?

Posted by: rickl at September 25, 2015 10:01 AM (zoehZ)

226 This seems... sudden.

I question the timing

Posted by: Gaff at September 25, 2015 10:01 AM (jPS2y)

227 Boehner is only a symptom of the disease.
Posted by: Alamo at September 25, 2015 10:00 AM (2XJxO)

How true this is.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 10:01 AM (2Ojst)

228 This gives him a month to slip through some kind of government funding for his son-in-law. 'Cause, Lord knows, the Jamaican Jesse Pinkman has no way of supporting Boehner's daughter on his own.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at September 25, 2015 10:01 AM (nFdGS)

229 Well then why ask for his removal if you don't think it will do anything?

It is a good thing he's gone. A dice roll is better than what we had.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 10:02 AM (OpK2H)

230 We finally have a victory, so lets all piss and moan about how its actually a defeat. Shit.

Posted by: maddogg at September 25, 2015 09:54 AM (xWW96)


Because I think, in the long run, it is. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

But then again, I'm at the point now where anything other than a full-blown Reign of Terror is a defeat.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 25, 2015 10:02 AM (zF6Iw)

231 When we took out Yamamoto, I don't think that we thought it was a defeat because we knew another Japanese admiral would take his place.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 25, 2015 10:02 AM (oVJmc)

232 Candidates to replace Boehner as speaker in my order of preference:


4. Holden Wood
3. Levi Bulger
2. Hugh G. Recton
1. Emerson Biggens

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 25, 2015 10:02 AM (5YtTA)

233 Even though this is excellent news, I'm having a hard time seeing that it's met any sort of condition that would indicate a victory.


The Winston Wolf rule is clearly in effect.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 25, 2015 10:02 AM (Wckf4)

234 sudden-but-inevitable betrayal

GOPe 2016

Posted by: rebel flounder at September 25, 2015 10:02 AM (1DH1V)

235 He knows all there is to know, about the crying game.

Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at September 25, 2015 10:02 AM (lU0bX)

236 It's being reported that he only told McCarthy of his plans a minute or so before he announced it to the Republican members so it doesn't sound like some big strategic move. I think he just got tired of fighting for his job and knew his days were probably numbered as Speaker.

Better to resign than get fired.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 25, 2015 10:02 AM (OGm46)

237 No more Orange Lush? Well, now we're getting somewhere. I'm still sure where, but it's gotta be better than where we are now.

Posted by: Country Singer at September 25, 2015 10:03 AM (8hctH)

238 Deck chairs. Titanic.

You get the picture.

Unless they also get McConnell to go not much will change. Don't forget a fair portion of the hijinx have come from McConnell and the senate. Anything the House did that was worthwhile McConell dick punched them for it.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 25, 2015 10:03 AM (l/pfE)

239 This gives him a month to slip through some kind of government funding for his son-in-law
***
If the deal is that we get a conservative and he gets a bribe on his way out I am all for it. Hell, let's offer the same deal to McTurtle.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 25, 2015 10:03 AM (5LOno)

240 >>232
Candidates to replace Boehner as speaker in my order of preference:





4. Holden Wood

3. Levi Bulger

2. Hugh G. Recton

1. Emerson Biggens

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon
<<



I'm available, but you'll have to re-erect me first!

Posted by: Carlos Danger at September 25, 2015 10:03 AM (OZmbA)

241 This is good. Even if the next guy is squishy he will know that even with all the power the speaker holds, it can be undone if you cross the base too much.

Posted by: traye at September 25, 2015 10:03 AM (0XuWb)

242 Screw 9am, I'm breaking out the beer!

Posted by: Hillary's alcoholic depression at September 25, 2015 10:03 AM (FFIoe)

243 We finally have a victory, so lets all piss and moan about how its actually a defeat. Shit.


That's not it. We has "Victories" like this before. Remember when we took the House? Remember when we retook the Senate?

What kind of victories were those?

We are not sour pusses...what we are realistic and learn from our "Mistakes"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 10:03 AM (gf8BH)

244 hey ... pssst... over here ... any of youse guys wanna be speaker of the house?

Posted by: Rod Blagojevich at September 25, 2015 10:04 AM (E5UB0)

245
My guess, resigning (being made to resign) Speakership because he's no longer able to whip the Reps in line effectively.
Resigning House seat do he can switch over to K street.
Needs money to buy the good whiskey.

Posted by: @votermom at September 25, 2015 10:04 AM (cbfNE)

246 When Gope appoints its new Speaker, you'll see just how victorious you were.

-----

Well then why ask for his removal if you don't think it will do anything?
Posted by: SH at September 25, 2015 10:00 AM (gmeXX)


I didn't ask for a damn thing. I'm not some supplicant, trying to line up for my gruel.


This Party has not yet shown it deserves to live. We'll see how this shakes out, but right now I believe it still needs to die.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 25, 2015 10:04 AM (Dj0WE)

247 Time for some music?

https://youtu.be/_mSmOcmk7uQ

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:04 AM (1emJG)

248 And a full day of the gnashing of teeth has begun.

Ii anxiously await Drew's analysis of how this move means it will be Jeb.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at September 25, 2015 10:04 AM (yNnm5)

249 Why end of October?

Daylight Saving Time ends Nov 1?

or

That's when the SHTF and he'll let the next guy face it?

(Personally, holding celebratory attitude carefully in check until we see who's next. Maybe just one sip...)

Posted by: mindful webworker - john b gone y'say? OK at September 25, 2015 10:04 AM (geVJ9)

250 216 Is this why he was weeping behind the Pope??
Posted by: Sphynx at September 25, 2015 10:00 AM (OZmbA)

He was weeping because the Pope wasn't fat enough for him to get a haul off his flask without being seen.

Posted by: Madamex at September 25, 2015 10:04 AM (yoxJL)

251
Anxiously awaiting the DOJ announcement that ex-Speaker Boehner has been indicted for misfeasance, malfeasance, subordination of perjury, etc.

Is this not normally the prelude for politicians to resign prior to the indictment? Or do they gut it up like Sir Edmund and deny it all the way to the sentencing?

Posted by: Doctor Fish at September 25, 2015 10:04 AM (OiFtZ)

252 My pleasure is tempered by the knowledge that McConnell remains. His control of the Senate has been much more of a problem than the lush Boehner.


A smart, savvy conservative SoH would be passing legislation to embarrass Guild Navigator McConnell...

Oh hell, who am I fooling? Shit will go on as planned with the left getting everything they want. The Party of Stoopid lives on.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 10:04 AM (LUgeY)

253 Adios, senor locutor de la casa.

Usted sopla mis hojas ahora?

Posted by: Fritz at September 25, 2015 10:04 AM (UzPAd)

254 He was a victim of Planned Speakerhood

Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at September 25, 2015 10:05 AM (lU0bX)

255 I read that fellow republicans actually talked Boehner into staying until the end of October because they thought Halloween wouldn't be the same without his pumpkin-spice-orange complexion roaming the halls of congress.

Posted by: Dang at September 25, 2015 10:05 AM (2oWD2)

256 Well then why ask for his removal if you don't think it will do anything?

In some ways, this *is* less than a victory- he was allowed to step down.

By stepping down he a) clears the way for a DOPe successor and b) sets the stage for "oh, those Conservatives are just unreasonable!" when we still want Conservative things to happen. Had the Motion to Vacate gone forward, it would have sent a clear message *from* Conservative Republicans that they were no longer willing to take crap from the DOPe, and that chance is gone.

So while Boehner being gone is a good thing, the manner in which he will leave completely misses the actual point of Conservatives starting to exert some control over the caucus.

So I'll celebrate Agent Orange leaving, but I'm not exactly back on the Republican train just yet.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at September 25, 2015 10:05 AM (kff5f)

257 It's being reported that he only told McCarthy of his plans a minute or so before he announced it to the Republican members so it doesn't sound like some big strategic move. I think he just got tired of fighting for his job and knew his days were probably numbered as Speaker.

I suspect he was looking at losing his election in his district if he allowed Planned Parenthood to be funded.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 10:05 AM (OpK2H)

258
knock knock....

who's there ?

Orange.

Orange who ?


Orange you glad I'm stepping down ?

Posted by: Jonny B at September 25, 2015 10:05 AM (2cfUo)

259 To the people moaning about how this is a defeat: why? We wanted him gone and he's gone. Looks like a win to me.

Posted by: Ta-Nehisi Coates' Colon at September 25, 2015 10:05 AM (dwY1W)

260 I just hope there's no House member named Ben Dover.

Posted by: se pa moron at September 25, 2015 10:06 AM (sI4OA)

261

*clapping like a clown*

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 25, 2015 10:06 AM (qCMvj)

262 I was looking for the "Friends of Boehner Meeting".

Did I come through the wrong door?

Posted by: jwest at September 25, 2015 10:06 AM (Zs4uk)

263 Something tells me that de-fund the GOP has something to do with this.

Remember folks, the answer is always "money".

Posted by: Jacob's Step Stool at September 25, 2015 10:06 AM (VNgld)

264 I think the GOP is getting the picture. I guess all those screaming crowds for Trump finally gets it.

Thank you, Lord.

Posted by: PJ at September 25, 2015 10:06 AM (cHuNI)

265 Trump gets some credit for this - Establishment thinks if they show house and senante acting conservative for 12 months we'll ditch Trump and Carly and vote for Jeb or Christie

Posted by: Henry Hotlove at September 25, 2015 10:06 AM (u32s7)

266 He knows all there is to know, about the crying game.
Posted by: Phyllis Balzac

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FILL HIS BALL SACK???

Posted by: Al Sharpton at September 25, 2015 10:06 AM (E5UB0)

267 BB was reporting this morning that his opponents had enough votes to unseat him unless he got help from the Democrats. Evidently he didn't get enough help from Democrats. This is why he resigned. He was going to get the boot anyway and he was the drunk at the bar holding on to the edge of the door at last call. This way he will get to stay until the end of Oct.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 25, 2015 10:07 AM (t2KH5)

268 I'd rather that the GOP had kicked him out, signalling a change in direction, but I guess we'll just have to take what we get - as usual.

Posted by: West at September 25, 2015 10:07 AM (1Rgee)

269 Lessee, we beat the Japanese back one island at a time in WWII. With each island taken we called it a victory. With enough victories, we won the war. After Tarawa, I don't think we sat around and talked about how victory in Tarawa was not victory, because the Japanese didn't capitulate on the spot. WTF. We were obviously deluded.

Posted by: maddogg at September 25, 2015 10:07 AM (xWW96)

270 He's probably recommending Pelosi to replace him. Ta ta, mofo.

And why the fuck does the NY Slimes get this breaking story first? Really, you Republican assholes? That's the place to leak it to first?

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 25, 2015 10:07 AM (gyKtp)

271 So the Chamber of Commerce is paying the bills.

But how many votes do they cast?

This is math even Pelosi could figure out.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at September 25, 2015 10:07 AM (4nmNX)

272 Thank you, Lord, for these few brief minutes of happiness.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 10:07 AM (LUgeY)

273 To the people moaning about how this is a defeat: why? We wanted him gone and he's gone. Looks like a win to me.

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Same to me. The war will never be over. Take the victories as they come. The minor ones and the big ones.

Posted by: SH at September 25, 2015 10:07 AM (gmeXX)

274 >>So while Boehner being gone is a good thing, the manner in which he will leave completely misses the actual point of Conservatives starting to exert some control over the caucus.

Unless he announces he's leaving because he's ill, nobody is going to be confused as to what happened. You can only stay Speaker if you have the backing of your members and it was becoming obvious he was losing support rapidly.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 25, 2015 10:07 AM (OGm46)

275 Good fucking riddens.

Posted by: Alex at September 25, 2015 10:07 AM (LHEGy)

276 I particularly dislike it when people here tell us how we're supposed to feel/think about something.

Boehner's an asshole, glad he's out. History tells us we'll be eating another shit sandwich after he's gone.

He does not want conservatives in a position of power, he'll use whatever power he has left to make that so.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 25, 2015 10:08 AM (Xa4vS)

277 Strange, is it not, how he cannot deign to remain in Congress anymore if he cannot wield power from the Speaker's chair?

It is almost as if serving the constituents he claimed to represent was the least of his reasons for having been in Washington.....

One an only wonder what sinecure awaits him on November 1.

Whatever it is, it will be the clear indication of the real masters he had served during his tenure in Congress.

Posted by: Ponsonby Britt at September 25, 2015 10:08 AM (tNSR3)

278 Oh, please , please McConnell resign too and may we get some actual conservatives or more conservative anyway in both Houses -or more conservative anyway?.

Did it finally hit Boehner that his leadership is not endorsed and the base is totally fed up, or is he just going to become a well paid lobbyist?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2015 10:08 AM (1+XCd)

279 I think this departure foreshadows the end of the GOP.



Posted by: Positive Waves at September 25, 2015 10:08 AM (MQEz6)

280 I guess we'll just have to take what we get - as usual.

Posted by: West at September 25, 2015 10:07 AM (1Rgee)


NO...We threaten to bring the whole party down as we have been doing if they don't start representing us like we want.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 10:08 AM (gf8BH)

281 I'm glad he resigned but damn there are a lot of assholes here.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at September 25, 2015 10:08 AM (V8uX9)

282 I guess Nunez is glad he sold out to carry Orange Boy's water?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 25, 2015 10:08 AM (oVJmc)

283 Can't wait to see the hard core conservative Kasich appoints to the seat.

Posted by: jwest at September 25, 2015 10:09 AM (Zs4uk)

284 ***"To the people moaning about how this is a defeat: why? We wanted him gone and he's gone. Looks like a win to me."***


Observing that this is not necessarily a victory doesn't mean we think it's a defeat.


As someone already pointed out: it's an opening.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 25, 2015 10:09 AM (Wckf4)

285 QQ

Posted by: Shoot the Moon! at September 25, 2015 10:09 AM (iIVyq)

286 Screw 9am, I'm breaking out the beer!

Posted by: Hillary's alcoholic depression at September 25, 2015 10:03 AM (FFIoe)

Breaking out the valu-rite rum!

Posted by: Draki at September 25, 2015 10:10 AM (sCOy8)

287 NYT - "...Pope Francis visited the Capitol, the fulfillment of a 20-year dream for Mr. Boehner of having a pontiff address Congress."

Way to keep your eye on the ball, Fuckhead.

Go. Away.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at September 25, 2015 10:10 AM (eHyZs)

288 259: "To the people moaning about how this is a defeat..."

Who said it is a defeat?

It is a good thing. But it not time to hoist the Mission Accomplished banner just yet.

A good thing, or an advance forward does not a victory make.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at September 25, 2015 10:10 AM (4nmNX)

289 Observing that this is not necessarily a victory doesn't mean we think it's a defeat.


As someone already pointed out: it's an opening.
Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 25, 2015 10:09 AM (Wckf4)


Well said

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 10:10 AM (gf8BH)

290 I think the GOP is getting the picture. I guess all those screaming crowds for Trump finally gets it.

Thank you, Lord.


Posted by: PJ at September 25, 2015 10:06 AM (cHuNI)

I don't think so. Once it became clear that Boehner could only maintain the Speakership with Democrat votes he had to go. The Republicans would lose the House next year if they did something like that.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at September 25, 2015 10:10 AM (nFdGS)

291 NO...We threaten to bring the whole party down as we have been doing if they don't start representing us like we want.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 10:08 AM (gf8BH)

Never surrender!

Posted by: Draki at September 25, 2015 10:10 AM (sCOy8)

292 Seamus is cracking me up with the puns.
Never change.

Posted by: @votermom at September 25, 2015 10:10 AM (cbfNE)

293 This is not the end, nor is it the beginning of the end. But it is the end of the beginning.

This is a necessary first step. Hopefully it is El Alamein.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 10:11 AM (OpK2H)

294 Two landslide conservative victories and he passed everything Obama wanted. The Dems must have some real doozy pictures on him.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 25, 2015 10:11 AM (r65B3)

295 Lessee, we beat the Japanese back one island at a time in WWII. With each island taken we called it a victory.
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Well, as well all know that war was based on America's xenophobia and ignorance.

Posted by: Tom Hanks at September 25, 2015 10:11 AM (5LOno)

296 I particularly dislike it when people here tell us how we're supposed to feel/think about something.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 25, 2015 10:08 AM (Xa4vS)



Hey! A noob! Everybody make him/her feel welcome. So, did you lurk before commenting or just jump straight into commenting.

Either way, it's always nice to have someone new.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at September 25, 2015 10:11 AM (gW5Vg)

297 I'm hoping Jackstraw is correct.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 25, 2015 10:11 AM (Xa4vS)

298
He has 24 years of service in, is turning 66, opportunities to make big bucks out of office.

What ever happened to that other little weasel, Bob Barr?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 25, 2015 10:11 AM (iQIUe)

299 Breaking out the valu-rite rum!

Valu-Rite makes rum? Why have I not been told of this?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 10:11 AM (LUgeY)

300 YES!

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 25, 2015 10:11 AM (0O7c5)

301 Thank you, AP.

Horde, do not make me be the one who is the ray of hope and sunshine around here.

That won't end well for anyone.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at September 25, 2015 10:11 AM (mf5HN)

302 NO...We threaten to bring the whole party down as we have been doing if they don't start representing us like we want.

Exactly.

To maddog's point above- sure we celebrated each victory, but we also tempered that celebration with the sure knowledge that tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of Marines were still going to have to die to take the rest of the islands inch-by-inch.

So be glad that Boehner is gone, but realize that the fight is just starting. We *must* be willing to burn the whole thing down - because they are. If they are willing and we are not, then we'll back down and lose.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at September 25, 2015 10:12 AM (kff5f)

303 ***"That's not it. We has "Victories" like this before. Remember when we took the House? Remember when we retook the Senate?"***


Exactly. Amazing how we've just been conditioned to accept changing the faces as victory.


*Results* just don't even seem enter into the equation.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 25, 2015 10:12 AM (Wckf4)

304 Perhaps someone staged an intervention? Be nice if Hillary announced the same about her candidacy.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 10:13 AM (E5UB0)

305 What's coming next?
A lame duck orgy of capitulation?
A new face of capitulation?
A late entry into the presidential campaign?
Or just the traditional move to K Street?

Posted by: Punching up at September 25, 2015 10:13 AM (NnnZy)

306 It's like a double rainbow. What does it mean???

Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at September 25, 2015 10:14 AM (lU0bX)

307 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at September 25, 2015 10:12 AM (kff5f)

Exactly.

Posted by: maddogg at September 25, 2015 10:14 AM (xWW96)

308 Trust me Horde, AlextheChick as Miss Sunshine? Might as well imagine Lady Death as Dora the Explorer.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:14 AM (1emJG)

309 Will McCarthy give back committee positions the crying man took from members for not voting his way? I doubt it. When I see McCarthy speak, especially when he uses that phony whispery trick, it just feels like bs. He went around with Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor claiming to be recruiting "Young Guns" for congress. I always wondered why they didn't get blamed for the Giffords' shooting instead of Palin.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 25, 2015 10:14 AM (GzDYP)

310 Resigning and then checking into Rehab. Good riddance, ManTan!

Posted by: Dawn at September 25, 2015 10:14 AM (QWTpU)

311 But i don't really care if Boehner will make millions in lobbyist fees; I would expect that because they all do. He can give me the finger all he wants, but his salary has no effect on me. If he hand picks a successor that's another story.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2015 10:14 AM (1+XCd)

312 Horde, do not make me be the one who is the ray of hope and sunshine around here.

That won't end well for anyone.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at September 25, 2015 10:11 AM (mf5HN)



Hope is not allowed. C'mon, you know that.

Shit, I'm pretty sure that was one of your first decrees as Empress.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at September 25, 2015 10:14 AM (gW5Vg)

313 Breaking out the valu-rite rum!



Valu-Rite makes rum? Why have I not been told of this?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 10:11 AM (LUgeY)

Actually, it's Meyer's but Valu rite is the moron brand of choice right?

Posted by: Draki at September 25, 2015 10:14 AM (sCOy8)

314 Might as well imagine Lady Death as Dora the Explorer.

Hmmm... that might actually be kind of awesome.

*srednop*

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at September 25, 2015 10:15 AM (kff5f)

315 I think this departure foreshadows the end of the GOP.
Posted by: Positive Waves


And the beginning of what?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 25, 2015 10:15 AM (W5DcG)

316 We've been measuring victories by elections won. The Left has been measuring victories by legislation passed and policies enacted. Who's been more successful.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at September 25, 2015 10:15 AM (nFdGS)

317 308:"Might as well imagine Lady Death as Dora the Explorer."

Will she be wearing the corset? Mmmmmmmm....

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at September 25, 2015 10:15 AM (4nmNX)

318 He's only half the picture. If McConell doesn't go and the next speaker is another wimp nothing will change- just the skin tone.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 25, 2015 10:15 AM (l/pfE)

319 I say we replace Boehner with George Will. All those in favor say, *hic*

Posted by: Fritz at September 25, 2015 10:15 AM (UzPAd)

320 This announcement just may make Ace wake up before noon, if for no reason than to see what all the commotion is about.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 10:15 AM (LUgeY)

321 294 Two landslide conservative victories and he passed everything Obama wanted. The Dems must have some real doozy pictures on him.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 25, 2015 10:11 AM (r65B3)

All those sharpie drawings on his orange face while he was passed out.

Posted by: @votermom at September 25, 2015 10:16 AM (cbfNE)

322 Will McCarthy give back committee positions the crying man took from members for not voting his way? I doubt it.

You never know. If McCarthy is canny and wants a simple move that doesn't impact policy much but repudiates the guy forced to resign, that's a no-brainer.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 10:16 AM (OpK2H)

323 315 I think this departure foreshadows the end of the GOP.
Posted by: Positive Waves

And the beginning of what?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 25, 2015 10:15 AM (W5DcG)

Interesting times.

Posted by: Positive Waves at September 25, 2015 10:16 AM (MQEz6)

324 *limbers up for interpretative dance of joy."

AtC

Does it involve a decreasing number of veils?

Posted by: Herod at September 25, 2015 10:16 AM (brIR5)

325 316 We've been measuring victories by elections won. The Left has been measuring victories by legislation passed and policies enacted. Who's been more successful.
Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at September 25, 2015 10:15 AM (nFdGS)

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^^this^^

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 25, 2015 10:16 AM (Xa4vS)

326 John Boner - Out
Pope Francis - In

Posted by: Shoot the Moon! at September 25, 2015 10:16 AM (iIVyq)

327 We shall do without hope. There is always vengeance!

Posted by: Aragorn at September 25, 2015 10:16 AM (2Ojst)

328 The pope speaks to Congress, Boehner resigns. Didn't see that one coming.

Posted by: unfatmatt at September 25, 2015 10:16 AM (ofDwz)

329 If I had a choice I'd rather it had been McConnell who resigned. The Senate has screwed us far more than the House. He has prevented the few good things that the House did attempt to do. I'll take what I can get though.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at September 25, 2015 10:16 AM (V8uX9)

330 I particularly dislike it when people here tell us how we're supposed to feel/think about something.

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Then why argue about anything?

Posted by: SH at September 25, 2015 10:16 AM (gmeXX)

331 Probably got a job heading up an anti-tea party PAC.

Posted by: Glen at September 25, 2015 10:17 AM (1x4u/)

332 Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Now if we could only strip the drunken bastard of his congressional pension and any other misappropriated monies he's stashed away during his worthless life, I'd be a happy man.

Nothing would make me happier than to see him sprawled in a puddle of his own urine and a heap of empty PBR cans with a scrawled "will tongue balls for money" propped up against his unconscious, feculent crotch.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 25, 2015 09:41 AM (zF6Iw)

Come to Ace of Spades to celebrate the good tidings of great joy - stay for the delicious poetry!

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at September 25, 2015 10:17 AM (dQJCS)

333 This may count as Pope Francis' first miracle.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 25, 2015 10:17 AM (oVJmc)

334 Wow. Is the turning beginning? No one wants to be slow to get in on a bit so I wonder if others will jump in on this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHmLp1ooWwI

Cracked online makes fun of quack global warming "science"

Posted by: Dang at September 25, 2015 10:17 AM (2oWD2)

335 >>Strange, is it not, how he cannot deign to remain in Congress anymore if he cannot wield power from the Speaker's chair?

What's the point of remaining is he has no influence left to sell? He needs to leverage his unique set of skills (i.e. connections and favors owed) NOW before they expire.

It's why almost all of them remain in DC after leaving Congress. Addicted to power and the money they can get from wielding it.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 25, 2015 10:17 AM (NOIQH)

336 I think the GOP is getting the picture.
Posted by: PJ at September 25, 2015 10:06 AM (cHuNI)

It's not within their capacity to get the picture. And it's not in their self-interest to do anything about it even if they did.



Posted by: rrpjr at September 25, 2015 10:18 AM (s/yC1)

337 317 308:"Might as well imagine Lady Death as Dora the Explorer."

Will she be wearing the corset? Mmmmmmmm....
Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at September 25, 2015 10:15 AM (4nmNX)

She gathers up the souls of men in her backpack backpack! Backpack backpack! Backpack backpack! Backpack!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 10:18 AM (2Ojst)

338 Either way, it's always nice to have someone new.

They're not new. You evidently have a real life so that you haven't been here to notice their appearance before. But the welcome was nice.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2015 10:18 AM (1+XCd)

339 ***"Might as well imagine Lady Death as Dora the Explorer."***


I'd like to think there was a succession and that the outgoing Dora ended up impaled on a scythe.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 25, 2015 10:18 AM (Wckf4)

340 When you have nothing else left to surrender, surrender your job.

Posted by: chicagovota at September 25, 2015 10:18 AM (N4yjS)

341 So long,Boner, you spineless, drunken POS.

Posted by: America at September 25, 2015 10:18 AM (JvZ/v)

342 Then why argue about anything?
Posted by: SH at September 25, 2015 10:16 AM (gmeXX)

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There is a difference between stating an opinion and telling us how we should feel about something. I'll let you figure that out.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 25, 2015 10:18 AM (Xa4vS)

343 Who in the corset?

Lady Death? Cool.

Dora? You got issues.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:18 AM (1emJG)

344 Interesting times.
Posted by: Positive Waves


We're soaking in them.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 25, 2015 10:18 AM (W5DcG)

345 Dead girl or live boy?

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 25, 2015 10:18 AM (1ijHg)

346 328 The pope speaks to Congress, Boehner resigns. Didn't see that one coming.


Maybe the Pope saw him crying and called him a pussy.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 10:18 AM (OpK2H)

347 So, we've got Gay Doritos on the market.

Will Boner vacating office end up with us having bags of Cheetos with a weeping cartoon leopard on the bag?

Fun fact: No one can tell if Boner has been munching Cheetos, as they blend perfectly with his fingers and face.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 25, 2015 10:19 AM (McRlu)

348
Though I see him resigning as a step in the right direction.... I have 0, zero, nada, zilch, ofer, no faith the GOPe is going to move to the right with a more conservative speaker.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 25, 2015 10:19 AM (8XRCm)

349 345
Dead girl or live boy?



Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 25, 2015 10:18 AM (1ijHg)
both

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 25, 2015 10:19 AM (0O7c5)

350 She gathers up the souls of men in her backpack backpack! Backpack backpack! Backpack backpack! Backpack!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 10:18 AM (2Ojst)



You? You can go straight to hell for putting that in my head.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at September 25, 2015 10:19 AM (gW5Vg)

351 Get back in the truck, John.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 10:19 AM (YjAHM)

352 There is a difference between stating an opinion and telling us how we should feel about something. I'll let you figure that out.

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The whole point of argument is to get someone to change the way they think about something.

Posted by: SH at September 25, 2015 10:19 AM (gmeXX)

353 This may count as Pope Francis' first miracle.

LOL. However, if the Pope is aiming for Sainthood, the miracles have too occur after you die. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2015 10:19 AM (1+XCd)

354 "To the people moaning about how this is a defeat..."

Dis is de feat of de orange dude walking out de door.

Posted by: Dang at September 25, 2015 10:20 AM (2oWD2)

355
You? You can go straight to hell for putting that in my head.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at September 25, 2015 10:19 AM (gW5Vg)

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 10:20 AM (2Ojst)

356 Oh Empress!!!! I think these boots are simply da bomb!

http://www.trashy.com/516-Lexi-Boots.6901-product.htm

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:20 AM (1emJG)

357 Now if he was hit by a speeding train after the door hit him in the ass it would be a good day.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 25, 2015 10:20 AM (+c55T)

358 Hope is not allowed. C'mon, you know that.
Shit, I'm pretty sure that was one of your first decrees as Empress.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at September 25, 2015 10:14 AM (gW5Vg)


The gulags in Alextopia have Hope Is Not An Option written above the gates.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 25, 2015 10:20 AM (zF6Iw)

359 270. He's probably recommending Pelosi to replace him.

*Nanny whistling as she polishes her big ole gavel.*

Posted by: Ever at September 25, 2015 10:21 AM (QZdJj)

360 Insomniac, LOL

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:21 AM (1emJG)

361 The gulags in Alextopia have Hope Is Not An Option written above the gates.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 25, 2015 10:20 AM (zF6Iw)



Shiiiiiiiiiit. Above the entrance gates to Alextopia is written "Abandon All Hope"

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at September 25, 2015 10:21 AM (gW5Vg)

362 I'm quite positive the RNC will find someone even more reprehensible, double dealing and loathsome than Boehner to fill his spot.

Posted by: The Walking dude at September 25, 2015 10:21 AM (BB5LO)

363 342:"There is a difference between stating an opinion and telling us how we should feel about something."

Your opinion is noted.

Now on to more interesting fodder.

If Lady Death is taking over for Dora, can we get Scarlett Johansen as a furry to take over for Swiper?

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at September 25, 2015 10:22 AM (4nmNX)

364 He can go be a lobbyist with Cantor, and continue to sell his country out.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 10:22 AM (YjAHM)

365 The gopetrolls are stunned.

Posted by: Positive Waves at September 25, 2015 10:22 AM (MQEz6)

366 Leaving Congress altogether?

Huh.

What shit is about to hit the fan?

Posted by: Cranky J Anne at September 25, 2015 10:22 AM (5rbdR)

367 Shiiiiiiiiiit. Above the entrance gates to Alextopia is written "Abandon All Hope"

Well, they had to take down the 'you must be this tall to ride' sign.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 25, 2015 10:22 AM (oVJmc)

368 336 I think the GOP is getting the picture.
Posted by: PJ at September 25, 2015 10:06 AM (cHuNI)

It's not within their capacity to get the picture. And it's not in their self-interest to do anything about it even if they did.

Posted by: rrpjr at September 25, 2015 10:18 AM (s/yC1)

When does McConnell go?
Who will replace the Whiner?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 25, 2015 10:22 AM (+c55T)

369 pope is making a WONDERFUL speech to the un

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 25, 2015 10:22 AM (0O7c5)

370 Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 10:19 AM (YjAHM)

Oh, man. That was bad; It was bad but it made me laugh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2015 10:22 AM (1+XCd)

371 I'm quite positive the RNC will find someone even more reprehensible, double dealing and loathsome than Boehner to fill his spot.

Posted by: The Walking dude at September 25, 2015 10:21 AM (BB5LO)

Is that asian congressman from CA who actually voted fro Fredocare still in COngress?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 10:23 AM (gf8BH)

372 You? You can go straight to hell for putting that in my head.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at September 25, 2015 10:19 AM (gW5Vg)


Want to be really disturbed? Think of the Map song- "...say my name! Say it again!"

I think these boots are simply da bomb!
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:20 AM (1emJG)


Do they have a clock in the heel?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at September 25, 2015 10:23 AM (kff5f)

373 343: "Who in the corset?"

But...but...you said Lady Death was taking over.

I already went to the bunk and everything....

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at September 25, 2015 10:23 AM (4nmNX)

374 86 .... Posted by: SH at September 25, 2015 09:43 AM (gmeXX)

Good insight. I have similar feelings re: McConnell in the Senate. While Reid has been extraordinarily effective in both majority/minority, McConnell was a much better minority leader I feel (he was pretty good).

Posted by: Doug at September 25, 2015 10:23 AM (yNjgJ)

375 367 Shiiiiiiiiiit. Above the entrance gates to Alextopia is written "Abandon All Hope"

Well, they had to take down the 'you must be this tall to ride' sign.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 25, 2015 10:22 AM (oVJmc

Coffee clean up on 2 monitors, STAT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 25, 2015 10:23 AM (+c55T)

376 Candidates to replace Boehner as speaker in my order of preference:


4. Holden Wood
3. Levi Bulger
2. Hugh G. Recton
1. Emerson Biggens
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon

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Penn Ectomy

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 10:23 AM (E5UB0)

377 If Lady Death is taking over for Dora, can we get Scarlett Johansen as a furry to take over for Swiper?
Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at September 25, 2015 10:22 AM (4nmNX)

So what does the phrase become? "Swiper no yiffing"?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 10:23 AM (2Ojst)

378 Damn this Pope can drone. Shut up Francis, we have more important things to deal with.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 25, 2015 10:23 AM (OGm46)

379 Well, they had to take down the 'you must be this tall to ride' sign.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 25, 2015 10:22 AM (oVJmc)



I call dibs on your stuff!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at September 25, 2015 10:24 AM (gW5Vg)

380 What difference, at this point, does it make?1/1/1!?!/1/1/!!??

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at September 25, 2015 10:24 AM (HSmrB)

381 378 Damn this Pope can drone. Shut up Francis, we have more important things to deal with.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 25, 2015 10:23 AM (OGm46)

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ha! Exactly.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 25, 2015 10:24 AM (Xa4vS)

382 Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 25, 2015 10:22 AM (0O7c5)

Dd that need a sarc tag or were you serious?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2015 10:24 AM (1+XCd)

383 AllenG, no clock in the boots but they will stop time

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:24 AM (1emJG)

384 Boehner drove us into the ditch and left us sitting there with Obama in the back seat with his sippy-cup.

Posted by: Fritz at September 25, 2015 10:24 AM (UzPAd)

385 Is the Speakership only open to actual members of Congress? Or can we hire anyone, like say, Ted Nugent?

Posted by: Shoot the Moon! at September 25, 2015 10:24 AM (iIVyq)

386 Shut up Francis, we have more important things to deal with.

I almost want one of the delegates to stand up and say, "Lighten up, Francis!"

Almost.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at September 25, 2015 10:24 AM (kff5f)

387 Obama refers still on the books;
TTPA passed;
PP funded;
Iran has $$ and nuke

His work is done.
Now he can golf, drink and spray tan without any distractions.

Posted by: Dancing Queen at September 25, 2015 10:24 AM (6oPFc)

388 Flaming skull? I would think the skull should have a party hat on today.

Posted by: doug at September 25, 2015 10:25 AM (Vqv74)

389 380 What difference, at this point, does it make?1/1/1!?!/1/1/!!??
Posted by: Hillary Clinton at September 25, 2015 10:24 AM (HSmrB)

At this point? Probably none. But one should always be fearful of people who know they're fucked no matter what.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 10:25 AM (2Ojst)

390 For the TDSers,
this wouldn't have happened without Trump's presence in
the 2016 election - Trump already making waves ahead of his nomination,
coalescing the anger and the the GOP(e) trying to mitigate Trump's rise in power, McCarthy - same old, same old, another brick in the wall, but some Conservative leeway at first.

Posted by: Mister Ghost at September 25, 2015 10:25 AM (yQFh4)

391 Is the Speakership only open to actual members of Congress? Or can we hire anyone, like say, Ted Nugent?
Posted by: Shoot the Moon! at September 25, 2015 10:24 AM (iIVyq)

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I believe.... technically ..... it can be anybody.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 25, 2015 10:25 AM (8XRCm)

392 >In some ways, this *is* less than a victory- he was allowed to step down.
>By stepping down he a) clears the way for a DOPe successor and b) sets the stage for "oh, those Conservatives are just >unreasonable!" when we still want Conservative things to happen. Had the Motion to Vacate gone forward, it would have sent >a clear message *from* Conservative Republicans that they were no longer willing to take crap from the DOPe, and that >chance is gone.

a) It doesn't matter how he left, the office would still be vacant for a DOPe to step into. side note: what's a DOPe?
b) They will scream "those Conservatives are just unreasonable!" anyway. They (meaning media, democrats, etc). will attack, slur, misrepresent, and accuse their political opponents anything regardless of the truth, because THEY CAN. They're never called on their bullshit -- or weren't. That's starting to change.

The fact that a Motion to Vacate was even being discussed, and had popular support, sent a message. He just recieved it quicker than anyone thought he would.

>So while Boehner being gone is a good thing, the manner in which he will leave completely misses the actual point of >Conservatives starting to exert some control over the caucus.
.......what? rephrase for clarity, please. I don't understand.

Posted by: Ta-Nehisi Coates' Colon at September 25, 2015 10:25 AM (dwY1W)

393 So one Planned Parenthood capo down, how to ditch Mitch.

Posted by: Jean at September 25, 2015 10:25 AM (ztOda)

394 The gulags in Alextopia have Hope Is Not An Option written above the gates.



Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 25, 2015 10:20 AM (zF6Iw)


I thought the motto was "You May Not Survive"

Posted by: Kiindltot at September 25, 2015 10:25 AM (3pRHP)

395 So who will play Diego? Matt Damon!!!!!?????

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:25 AM (1emJG)

396 322
Yes, likely he'll toss a few milkbones at the conservatives thinking he'll be able to control them.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 25, 2015 10:25 AM (GzDYP)

397 I think it came up last time. The Speaker doesn't need to be a Congressman.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 10:25 AM (YjAHM)

398 *Obamacare still on books
Not Obama refers still on the books

Damn autocorrect

Posted by: Dancing Queen at September 25, 2015 10:26 AM (6oPFc)

399 It would be great if McConnell could be taken down as well, but Senate leadership positions are more difficult to take down. But if the House got someone who put more pressure on the Senate, it could cause McConnnell to move (somewhat).

Posted by: SH at September 25, 2015 10:26 AM (gmeXX)

400 I believe.... technically ..... it can be anybody.
Posted by: fixerupper


Any US citizen eligible to be President. Mitt Romney?

Posted by: Jean at September 25, 2015 10:26 AM (ztOda)

401 Isn't McCarthy from CA a strong possibility or did I get the name wrong?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2015 10:27 AM (1+XCd)

402 I must've missed the comment where people were demanding others think a certain way.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 25, 2015 10:27 AM (Wckf4)

403 Well..........

Bye.

Posted by: Curly Bill at September 25, 2015 10:27 AM (4BvsP)

404 Any of you put your meathooks on my papal mitre, and I'll kill ya.

Posted by: Pope Francis at September 25, 2015 10:27 AM (2Ojst)

405 Awwww look the Ravage has a new toy! How sweet.

Hope is not allowed. C'mon, you know that.

Shit, I'm pretty sure that was one of your first decrees as Empress.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at September 25, 2015 10:14 AM (gW5Vg)



Oh pish posh, one is allowed to have hope.

By one I mean me, of course.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at September 25, 2015 10:27 AM (mf5HN)

406 Finally saw a picture of the Pope greeting Michelle. The Pope looks better in a dress.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:28 AM (1emJG)

407 Perhaps we shouldn't celebrate this too soon. I am inclined to think there is a story behind this, and that in leaving, Boehner has managed to bite us all in the ass. Again. Something worse might be coming. Or someone worse. I am as pleased as anyone that the orange rodent is gone, but knowing DC and the RNC, things are not ever what they seem to be.

Posted by: MacGuffin at September 25, 2015 10:28 AM (8ooBl)

408 >>AllenG, no clock in the boots but they will stop time

I invented them!!

(Right after I took 'em out of the shipping box)

Posted by: Ahmed the Brilliant! at September 25, 2015 10:28 AM (NOIQH)

409 "For the TDSers..."
Posted by: Mister Ghost at September 25, 2015 10:25 AM (yQFh4)

Thinking a Donald Trump presidency would be bad for the country is not deranged. Dude is squirrelly.

Posted by: troyriser at September 25, 2015 10:28 AM (CMthJ)

410 Any US citizen eligible to be President. Mitt Romney?
Posted by: Jean at September 25, 2015 10:26 AM (ztOda)


I was thinking Donald Trump.
He claims to be good at herding cats.

Posted by: jwb7605 at September 25, 2015 10:28 AM (DofIg)

411 390:"this wouldn't have happened without Trump's presence..."

I believe this is incorrect.

Just like Boner is the symptom of the state of the GOPe, Trump is the symptom of the state of the electorate.

Trump, while his presence is enjoyable, is a reflection, not the cause.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at September 25, 2015 10:28 AM (4nmNX)

412 Ooh, I forgot


5. Woody Stiffens

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 25, 2015 10:28 AM (5YtTA)

413 pope is making a WONDERFUL speech to the un

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 25, 2015 10:22 AM (0O7c5)


It's really sad that I have no idea whether this is sarcasm or not.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 25, 2015 10:28 AM (zF6Iw)

414 I'm genuinely surprised that he's resigning instead of trying to elicit support from Dems to keep in as as Speaker.

Posted by: biancaneve at September 25, 2015 10:28 AM (FWVPu)

415 what?

No trumpetdaddy to tell us that we lost a "good conservative warrior and great man today"?


So disappointed.

Posted by: Mortimer at September 25, 2015 10:28 AM (0dcbp)

416 @157 -
for some reason I find analogies from Soviet history to interpret current events very plausible lately.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at September 25, 2015 10:29 AM (S0bOl)

417 Nobody gives a rat's ass what they popie says...they are all just using him for their own selfish ends and he is to stupid or to in cohoots with them or both to care.. STFU

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 10:29 AM (gf8BH)

418 5. Woody Stiffens
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 25, 2015 10:28 AM (5YtTA)

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Bwahahaha

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 25, 2015 10:29 AM (Xa4vS)

419 Why do I get the feeling he's to be the recipient of some kind of golden-parachute courtesy of the demoncrats?

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at September 25, 2015 10:29 AM (oQQwD)

420 Maybe the GOPe thinks an organized reshuffling of the asshole deck will take some of the wind out of Trump's sails.

Posted by: El Kabong at September 25, 2015 10:29 AM (4BvsP)

421 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 25, 2015 10:28 AM (5YtTA)

I can't believe you forgot E. Normus Johnson.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 10:29 AM (2Ojst)

422 So, any idea who's going to take his place? Am I being overly optimistic in hoping that it's going to be someone better?

Posted by: joe at September 25, 2015 10:29 AM (34w2E)

423 How about someone with Ebola?

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 10:29 AM (YjAHM)

424 5. Woody Stiffens
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon
---------------------------------------------

Virginia Plasty
Sly Sitoff
Noel Longermale

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 10:30 AM (E5UB0)

425 They've been waiting a long time for Boner to show up. He must be using Ahmed Edison's clock

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 10:30 AM (493sH)

426 It's really sad that I have no idea whether this is sarcasm or not.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 25, 2015 10:28 AM (zF6Iw)

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I had that exact thought.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 25, 2015 10:30 AM (Xa4vS)

427 The fact that a Motion to Vacate was even being discussed, and had popular support, sent a message. He just recieved it quicker than anyone thought he would.

I think when donors started to approach him and say they were afraid he would lose, he realized how bad things were.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 10:30 AM (OpK2H)

428 A ... to form a new lobbying firm with Pelosi and Reid?

B ... to join MSNBC as co-anchor with Sharpton?

C ... to take Kleenex spokesman gig?

Posted by: USA at September 25, 2015 10:30 AM (tfM+W)

429 >>I am as pleased as anyone that the orange rodent is gone, but knowing DC and the RNC, things are not ever what they seem to be.


We're the rats who were long ago trained to cower in anticipation of the shock that alwaysy zings us after pushing the button that delivers the tasty cheese.

Posted by: Ahmed the Brilliant! at September 25, 2015 10:31 AM (NOIQH)

430 I'm always amused when folks who have been openly, and sometimes repeatedly, banned attempt to comment.

The disappearing comments are always good for a laugh.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at September 25, 2015 10:31 AM (gW5Vg)

431 The gulags in Alextopia have Hope Is Not An Option written above the gates.


No Arbeit Macht Frei?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 25, 2015 10:31 AM (Ma5u/)

432 Tess T. Sargon

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 10:32 AM (E5UB0)

433 so what are the odds the next guy will be, let us say, no great improvement?

Posted by: mallfly at September 25, 2015 10:32 AM (qSIlh)

434 281 I'm glad he resigned but damn there are a lot of assholes here.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at September 25, 2015 10:08 AM (V8uX9)

Yes, being repeatedly stabbed in the back will make one an asshole.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 25, 2015 10:32 AM (LXJ1e)

435 I nominate Lady Death for speaker. She will need a representative, since she's only 2D. I nominate this woman.
http://cdn.bleedingcool.net/wp-content/uploads//2010/07/lady-death.jpg

Posted by: Ta-Nehisi Coates' Colon at September 25, 2015 10:32 AM (dwY1W)

436 Ricb223, Nein Nein Nein!

Alextopia is is a kinder gentler type of dictatorship. Now bend over.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:32 AM (1emJG)

437 431 The gulags in Alextopia have Hope Is Not An Option written above the gates.


No Arbeit Macht Frei?
Posted by: rickb223 at September 25, 2015 10:31 AM (Ma5u/)

Arbeit Macht Kurz

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 10:32 AM (2Ojst)

438 I think when donors started to approach him and say they were afraid he would lose, he realized how bad things were.

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Just to bring it back to Trump, I wonder if this will help or hurt him. Trump's campaign must have had some effect on this (if small). As it got other members to see voter angst over what was happening in Washington.

Posted by: SH at September 25, 2015 10:32 AM (gmeXX)

439 431 The gulags in Alextopia have Hope Is Not An Option written above the gates.


No Arbeit Macht Frei?
Posted by: rickb223
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too cliche

Posted by: Roy at September 25, 2015 10:32 AM (VndSC)

440 >>Yes, likely he'll toss a few milkbones at the conservatives thinking he'll be able to control them.

That would be a pretty dumb reading of the political winds which seems kind of unlikely for career politicians. Look at what's happening in the presidential race, what has been happening is state houses across the country and even in the House itself. It may not be moving at a pace we would like but there is no hiding the fact the party is moving to the right. Boehner isn't leaving because he's getting heat from the moderate wing of the party.

Despite the fact that the msm doesn't report on it much, the Dems had their own internal battle and the Pelosis, Reids and Obamas of the party took down the DNC centrists and continued the fight once elected. We are a bunch of elections behind them but it is happening on our side too.

There's not much room left in the middle anymore. You are either going to be on the left or the right.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 25, 2015 10:33 AM (OGm46)

441 They've been waiting a long time for Boner to show up. He must be using Ahmed Edison's clock

good one

Posted by: gzou at September 25, 2015 10:33 AM (v4BkJ)

442 As politely as I can possibly say it, good riddance you cocksucking piece of shit. Take some testosterone supplements, you weepy little castrati bitch.

Posted by: Naes at September 25, 2015 10:33 AM (Ypc8j)

443 That squirrel on Trump's head? Yeah, it's still storing nuts for the winter.

Trump = Most likely a very lousy President. More lousy than anything you've ever seen before. Lousy so Lousy, it's Yuuuuuge!

Trump = One of the best things that's happened to Republican Primary Politics since Reagan lost to Ford back in '75.

Now if only he'll open the way for Ted to step in and Cruz to victory.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 25, 2015 10:33 AM (McRlu)

444 ...and...


6. Juan Lodge-Johnson

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 25, 2015 10:34 AM (5YtTA)

445 Happy Days Are Here Again

Maybe...

Posted by: RobM1981 at September 25, 2015 10:34 AM (zurJC)

446 Insomniac is really asking for a visit by the Ravage.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:34 AM (1emJG)

447 419:"Why do I get the feeling he's to be the recipient of some kind of golden-parachute courtesy of the demoncrats?"

I'm thinking it will be more like a (politically metaphorical) cannoli being taken.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at September 25, 2015 10:34 AM (4nmNX)

448 It's almost certainly a trap but hey, we can enjoy for a few weeks before the new RINO ass-licker arrives.

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar, Cynic and Fish-Thing at September 25, 2015 10:34 AM (RD7QR)

449 The question is moot.

Posted by: $18,154,314,000,395.72 at September 25, 2015 10:34 AM (evdj2)

450 407 Perhaps we shouldn't celebrate this too soon. I am inclined to think there is a story behind this, and that in leaving, Boehner has managed to bite us all in the ass. Again. Something worse might be coming. Or someone worse. I am as pleased as anyone that the orange rodent is gone, but knowing DC and the RNC, things are not ever what they seem to be.
Posted by: MacGuffin at September 25, 2015 10:28 AM (8ooBl)

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Resigning at the end of October means he is going full on Democrat budget for FY2016.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 25, 2015 10:34 AM (LXJ1e)

451 Holy cats! Wish I'd checked in with the HQ earlier!! I'd been avoiding Popeapalooza on TV.

Best.Friday.Ever.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 25, 2015 10:34 AM (FsuaD)

452 Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it.

Posted by: Cassandra Complexity at September 25, 2015 10:34 AM (KJZeR)

453 417 Nobody gives a rat's ass what they popie says

I'm sick of rich guy who lives in gated community telling me ms-13 members are pilgrims.

No, Frank, they aren't.

Posted by: Ever at September 25, 2015 10:34 AM (QZdJj)

454 Arbeit machts you a ballpoint pen from the future.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 10:34 AM (YjAHM)

455 I wonder, if Boehner was a real conservative, kind of like Gingrich in the 1990s, don't you think there would have been plenty of MSM stories about Boehner's drinking?

Posted by: mallfly at September 25, 2015 10:34 AM (qSIlh)

456 7. Rod Long

8. Dick Shortz

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 25, 2015 10:34 AM (5YtTA)

457 >>No trumpetdaddy to tell us that we lost a "good conservative warrior and great man today"?

No Begonia, either. I guess there's an "all-hands" meeting going on at RNC headquarters.

Posted by: V the K at September 25, 2015 10:35 AM (O7MnT)

458 Maybe the GOPe thinks an organized reshuffling of the asshole deck will take some of the wind out of Trump's sails.

Good.

This is why I like watching DT's campaign for the things he can do to pull the GOPe to the right. Not that I think he can win, but his outspokenness is a good thing.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 10:35 AM (LUgeY)

459 Just to bring it back to Trump, I wonder if this will help or hurt him. Trump's campaign must have had some effect on this (if small). As it got other members to see voter angst over what was happening in Washington.

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If I were Trump, I would take all the credit for this resignation. Just say he resigned because of me and people like you who support me.

Posted by: SH at September 25, 2015 10:35 AM (gmeXX)

460 I guess there's an "all-hands" meeting going on at RNC headquarters.

Ewwwwwww......

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 10:35 AM (2Ojst)

461 Ricb223, Nein Nein Nein!

Alextopia is is a kinder gentler type of dictatorship. Now bend over.


That's what they all say. Nine is more like 4 & 1/2.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 25, 2015 10:35 AM (Ma5u/)

462 V the K, all hands as in mutual knob jobs?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:35 AM (1emJG)

463 9. Bo Hicka

Posted by: Ahmed the Brilliant! at September 25, 2015 10:36 AM (NOIQH)

464 YAYYYYYYYY! I so needed the good news.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 25, 2015 10:36 AM (0x/TW)

465 That means he has a little over a month to see how many dirty deals he can strike with the Dems. He has no constraints since he will not be running for office again. He will spend the rest of his life pocketing cash as a lobbyist, so now is the time for him to really start racking up IOUs from the monied interests.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at September 25, 2015 10:36 AM (IN7k+)

466 (Though marginal credit for actually answering me, I suppose.)

Posted by: T at September 25, 2015 09:42 AM (oqxwU)


Truly? All I ever get is copy of the latest talking points.

Posted by: Barefoot boy with cheeks of tan at September 25, 2015 10:36 AM (PEgKF)

467 Yay!!!! Sushi and sashimi for lunch!!!!

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:36 AM (1emJG)

468 Just to bring it back to Trump, I wonder if this will help or hurt him. Trump's campaign must have had some effect on this (if small). As it got other members to see voter angst over what was happening in Washington.

I think if he capitalizes on it and says there's a movement afoot, he could benefit.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 10:36 AM (OpK2H)

469 He can retire to the island with Hastert.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 10:37 AM (YjAHM)

470 Any of you put your meathooks on my papal mitre, and I'll kill ya.

Posted by: Pope Francis at September 25, 2015 10:27 AM (2Ojst)


Lighten up, Francis.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Stock up on Trumpian Terrors from the Outrage Outlet! at September 25, 2015 10:37 AM (hLRSq)

471 Trump will take credit before noon. He will claim that he is already impacting Washington in a big way. And his claim will lead the news all weekend. The guy doesn't need to buy a single advert. He makes his own news and the networks carry every bit of it.

Posted by: USA at September 25, 2015 10:37 AM (tfM+W)

472 469 He can retire to the island with Hastert.
Posted by: Boss Moss

Alcatraz?

Posted by: Roy at September 25, 2015 10:37 AM (VndSC)

473 This must be why Boner was weeping yesterday.

Yeah, like he won't be rolling in dough and great healthcare benefits for the rest of his life.

Let's send him a going away package. Some cheap booze and cigs.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 25, 2015 10:37 AM (FsuaD)

474
Prior to accepting the K Street gig, Boehner will spend a few months in rehab learning to live life without alcohol dependency. Or possibly withdrawal from the opioid Hydrocodone? Or both?

Posted by: Doctor Fish at September 25, 2015 10:38 AM (OiFtZ)

475 472 469 He can retire to the island with Hastert.
Posted by: Boss Moss

Alcatraz?
Posted by: Roy at September 25, 2015 10:37 AM (VndSC)

Patmos. Or Elba.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 10:38 AM (2Ojst)

476 >>>1 Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Johnny.
Posted by: T at September 25, 2015 09:32 AM (oqxwU)

Or, do.

Posted by: m at September 25, 2015 10:38 AM (ELEPX)

477 Elba is too posh. The Falklands.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:38 AM (1emJG)

478 Maybe the GOPe thinks an organized reshuffling of the asshole deck will take some of the wind out of Trump's sails.
Posted by: El Kabong at September 25, 2015 10:29 AM (4BvsP)

It isn't about Trump. If Boehner had to rely on the Democrats to keep the Speaker's chair then the resultingbacklash and turmoil would endanger Republican chances of holding the House in the nextelection.

Further, insofar as I know, Trump hasn't specifically targeted House and Senate Republican leadership for their all-around, go-along and get-along squishiness. That's a conservative casus belli and--in case you haven't noticed--Trump is not a conservative, although his issues and those of conservatives occasionally come together in a kind of Venn Diagram intersection.

Posted by: troyriser at September 25, 2015 10:38 AM (CMthJ)

479 Jack Chubbs

Posted by: Fritz at September 25, 2015 10:39 AM (UzPAd)

480 467
Yay!!!! Sushi and sashimi for lunch!!!!


Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:36 AM (1emJG)


Ewwww. Leave the Obama girls outta this.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 25, 2015 10:39 AM (FsuaD)

481 465 That means he has a little over a month to see how many dirty deals he can strike with the Dems. He has no constraints since he will not be running for office again.

Actually he has to be very careful.

A motion to vacate the chair might almost certainly pass now that people know he's not long for this earth, and he would leave humiliated.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 10:39 AM (OpK2H)

482 Trump will take credit before noon. He will claim that he is already impacting Washington in a big way. And his claim will lead the news all weekend.

------

That would be smart of him to do. I suspect he will.

Posted by: SH at September 25, 2015 10:39 AM (gmeXX)

483
"My work here is betrayals here are done!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 25, 2015 10:39 AM (WdajP)

484 "Nobody gives a rat's ass what they popie says
"

According to my Wife who is listening to his speech, about an hour or so and not a one mention of Our Lord and Savior.

Go find the last speech by the President of the LDS Church. Jesus was mentioned over 40 times in the first half hour.

One is a Christian. One is "not".

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell and a pocket full of Silver Dimes at September 25, 2015 10:39 AM (dOD0J)

485 >>I guess there's an "all-hands" meeting going on at RNC headquarters.


Ooh, I bet they've formed a Tiger Team to develop a best of breed solution to the current challenges and opportunities of an open House Speakership and less-than-expected GOP revenue procurement.

Let's table the discussion for now, review the parking lot items and synch-up for a brainstorming session later, m'kay?

Posted by: Ardersen Consultant at September 25, 2015 10:39 AM (NOIQH)

486 Trump = Most likely a very lousy President. More lousy than anything you've ever seen before. Lousy so Lousy, it's Yuuuuuge!



Trump = One of the best things that's happened to Republican Primary Politics since Reagan lost to Ford back in '75.




Trump is likely to hire and appoint actual conservatives to offices where they might actually enact conservative policy. He also would likely screw the GOP's "it's my turn" belly-rub appointments to please donors.
And he listens to conservative advisors. That's his only appeal.

Posted by: Mortimer at September 25, 2015 10:39 AM (0dcbp)

487 rdbrewer serving up some appropriate music in the sidebar.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 10:39 AM (LUgeY)

488 Riker's Island works too.

Posted by: Roy at September 25, 2015 10:39 AM (VndSC)

489 He can retire to the island with Hastert.
Posted by: Boss Moss

Alcatraz?
Posted by: Roy at September 25, 2015 10:37 AM (VndSC)

Patmos. Or Elba.



Lesbos.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 25, 2015 10:40 AM (Ma5u/)

490 Uh Jane D'Oh, I was referring to Tillikum.

You just killed my appetite.

Here, I wrote a new short story
http://preview.tinyurl.com/pw93wdn

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:40 AM (1emJG)

491 Good riddance!

But be careful of whose up next. By the way, in Boner's honor can we get a flaming asshole instead of the skull?.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 25, 2015 10:40 AM (ej1L0)

492 Q: How does John Boehner's optometrist figure out where to start the examination.


A: Roll him in flour and go for the wet spot.

Posted by: Repurposed Punchlines at September 25, 2015 10:40 AM (5YtTA)

493 Hey, let's give the Ewok and the HQ some credit for Boner leaving. We've been pretty brutal on the guy for longer than Trump has been running.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 25, 2015 10:40 AM (FsuaD)

494 333 This may count as Pope Francis' first miracle.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 25, 2015 10:17 AM (oVJmc)


2nd. The first was some poor baby with two holes in its heart that healed.

Too bad he didn't finish his exorcism at the White House.

Posted by: Iblis at September 25, 2015 10:40 AM (0+usq)

495 and so it begins

Posted by: that guy that always thinks it's beginning at September 25, 2015 10:40 AM (evdj2)

496 Dick Dees-Carter

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 10:40 AM (E5UB0)

497 Trump is likely to hire and appoint actual conservatives to offices where they might actually enact conservative policy. He also would likely screw the GOP's "it's my turn" belly-rub appointments to please donors.
And he listens to conservative advisors. That's his only appeal.


I'll happily take that. It should've been done years ago.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 10:41 AM (LUgeY)

498 >>According to my Wife who is listening to his speech, about an hour or so and not a one mention of Our Lord and Savior.


Wow. Why not?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 25, 2015 10:41 AM (NOIQH)

499 And the beginning of what?


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 25, 2015 10:15 AM (W5DcG)


No fair asking questions like that!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Stock up on Trumpian Terrors from the Outrage Outlet! at September 25, 2015 10:41 AM (hLRSq)

500 Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 10:39 AM (OpK2H)


A damn fine point.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 25, 2015 10:41 AM (Wckf4)

501 Trump is likely to hire and appoint actual conservatives to offices where they might actually enact conservative policy.

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Well I have no clue whether he would or wouldn't. But I could see Trump provoking certain fights just because that helps the Trump brand.

Posted by: SH at September 25, 2015 10:41 AM (gmeXX)

502 If the pope really gave a crap about these poor "immigrants" maybe he could share some of that booty the Catholic church has taken from South/Central America over the last 500 years and invest it in some reason for them to stay. And, why isn't he advocate his priests use their bully pulpit to depose some of the crooked pols that work hard to keep third world countries demoralized and broken? But, he won't do that because pointing his finger at his current hosts is easier.

Posted by: Ever at September 25, 2015 10:41 AM (QZdJj)

503 Darth Maul for Speaker of the House.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 10:41 AM (YjAHM)

504 498 >>According to my Wife who is listening to his speech, about an hour or so and not a one mention of Our Lord and Savior.


Wow. Why not?
Posted by: Lizzy at September 25, 2015 10:41 AM (NOIQH)

That would be divisive and shit.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 10:42 AM (2Ojst)

505 I wonder how many times teh pope has mentioned climate change and the evils of capitalism?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 25, 2015 10:42 AM (FsuaD)

506 And Boehner's replacement is.......Deez Nuts!!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 25, 2015 10:42 AM (NOIQH)

507 It's time for conservstives to step up and take the reigns of leadership.

I NOMINATE DAVID BRAT TO BE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE!!

Its the only way forward.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 25, 2015 10:42 AM (o9lYR)

508 The real priority now is to make sure that whoever fills Boehner's seat is a conservative and not GOPe.

Posted by: Iblis at September 25, 2015 10:42 AM (0+usq)

509 Oh, and for the Alextopia gulags:

Alle Arbeit und kein Spiel macht Jack ein dumpfer junge

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 25, 2015 10:43 AM (9krrF)

510 Eric Cantor?

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 25, 2015 10:43 AM (YjAHM)

511 Jack N. Stroganoff

Posted by: Repurposed Punchlines at September 25, 2015 10:44 AM (5YtTA)

512 Ya know how much damage this asshole can do before the end of October? Just like Fredo, no political constraints of any kind....

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 10:44 AM (gf8BH)

513 It's time for conservstives to step up and take the reigns of leadership.


OK, I'll do it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 10:44 AM (LUgeY)

514 If only his brother in law had gotten drunk and beaten him up - like what happened to Harry Reed...

The country feels a lot like it just took the dump that breaks a bad case of constipation.

Posted by: An Observation at September 25, 2015 10:44 AM (ZKW7n)

515 When the Rebpubs won the House in 2010 I had realistic hopes of positive good being done, and thought Boehner could be the vehicle for that change. But almost immediately the wheels come off (remember the $100 billion cut he promised that whittled down to nothing in a matter of days).

His tenure as Speaker has been demoralizing and nothing short of a disaster. He not only could not implement any plan, he had no ability even to formulate a plan. Hell I don't think he even wanted to have any plan of action. Truly the country is worse off for having him be Speaker.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 25, 2015 10:44 AM (LXJ1e)

516
460 I guess there's an "all-hands" meeting going on at RNC headquarters.

Good pivot men on the circle jerk are hard to find!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 25, 2015 10:44 AM (WdajP)

517 486: "Trump is likely to hire and appoint actual conservatives..."

Objection. Assumes facts not in evidence.

Trumps presence is welcome and enjoyable in this process. He gives voice to the elephant in the room. And this is good.

But let's not kid ourselves with wish casting any sort of conservatism on him.

He has yet to actually DO anything conservative.

But even if he were to be elected, odds are that as a matter of constituency support, he would at least give us one or two things we want.

Which would put him lightyears ahead of the GOP.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at September 25, 2015 10:44 AM (4nmNX)

518 Brother Cavil, why are you calling AlextheChick Jack and dull?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:44 AM (1emJG)

519 Wonder what RINO they will put in his place. Meet the new boss...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 25, 2015 10:45 AM (m3iiU)

520 And have I mentioned that it's a trap?

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar, Cynic and Fish-Thing at September 25, 2015 10:45 AM (RD7QR)

521 I shudder to think what's going on at the RNC headquarters right now. Probably sacrificing a baby and drinking its blood.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 25, 2015 10:45 AM (FsuaD)

522 Jack Mehoff

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 25, 2015 10:46 AM (5YtTA)

523 But even if he were to be elected, odds are that as a matter of constituency support, he would at least give us one or two things we want.

This. It doesn't matter if he's conservative if he's empowering conservatives instead of cutting them off at the knees.

Brother Cavil, why are you calling AlextheChick Jack and dull?

Admittedly, that sounded better with Jack Nicholson saying it in my head.

Yes, that's a thing that happens with me.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 25, 2015 10:46 AM (9krrF)

524 How does Tan-in-a-can stepping down effect the next Surrender of House? Is it a vote or appointment?

Posted by: Doom Rider at September 25, 2015 10:46 AM (ck8TA)

525 We should take up a collection to get Boner some rubbers as good-fucking bye gift.

Posted by: Killerdog at September 25, 2015 10:46 AM (K96/0)

526 Tess T. Sargon

When Sargon got testy, cities burned and people got impaled.

Posted by: Grey Fox at September 25, 2015 10:46 AM (bZ7mE)

527 Granny Botox is talking about Boner. She's wearing a cross. I'm surprised it hasn't burned through her

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 10:46 AM (493sH)

528 Any diminishing of the establishment can be seen as an assist for Jeb.

Posted by: Ty Angur at September 25, 2015 10:46 AM (b/2Ha)

529 Lots of Oompa in this costume
http://www.trashy.com/tks4570.25368-product.htm

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:47 AM (1emJG)

530 I guess there's an "all-hands" meeting going on at RNC headquarters.

Good pivot men on the circle jerk are hard to find!

****

Time to reach across the aisle.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 25, 2015 10:47 AM (5YtTA)

531 Admittedly, that sounded better with Jack Nicholson saying it in my head.

Yes, that's a thing that happens with me.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 25, 2015 10:46 AM (9krrF)

Have you considered Risperdal? Or maybe Thorazine?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 10:47 AM (2Ojst)

532 520 And have I mentioned that it's a trap?
Posted by: Admiral Ackbar, Cynic and Fish-Thing at September 25, 2015 10:45 AM (RD7QR)


At this point this asshats have so conditioned me that when it looks like we're finally getting something we want, we get the exact opposite. So I'm actually expecting Pelosi as speaker until proven otherwise.

Posted by: Iblis at September 25, 2015 10:47 AM (0+usq)

533 498 >>According to my Wife who is listening to his speech, about an hour or so and not a one mention of Our Lord and Savior.


Wow. Why not?
Posted by: Lizzy at September 25, 2015 10:41 AM (NOIQH)

-----------------------

Somebody mentioned to me this morning, that the Pope didn't say anything about Jesus because he knew he was not addressing Christians. Let that sink in. And address to Congress and no expectation of Christians there.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 25, 2015 10:47 AM (LXJ1e)

534 You know who this benefits.

Posted by: Hugh Hewitt at September 25, 2015 10:47 AM (evdj2)

535 498 >>According to my Wife who is listening to his speech, about an hour or so and not a one mention of Our Lord and Savior.


Wow. Why not?
Posted by: Lizzy at September 25, 2015 10:41 AM (NOIQH)

That would be divisive and shit.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 10:42 AM (2Ojst)


This pope fancies himself as a world leader/politician who grew up immersed in Socialism. Like most socialists, he believes if he were running the world, he would implement socialism in a much more perfect way.
This religious stuff is the fancy icing on the cake, like a disguise to fool the masses.
Any leader of a church who doesn't talk about church doctrines, teaching or the God he is supposed to be linked any more than this one does is a false leader indeed.

And to the Catholics on here, this is not in any way an insult to the Catholic faith. Every church has had poor and false leaders...remember their men, not diety, with all the human failings the rest of us have. I would have hoped this Pope would have been more mature in his relationship with Christ, but....

Posted by: Jen the original at September 25, 2015 10:47 AM (rFdsN)

536 260 posts before Trump was mentioned. Guess he really is on the downward swing.

Posted by: joe at September 25, 2015 10:47 AM (34w2E)

537 Is he taking McConnell with him??

Posted by: Hank_Scorpio at September 25, 2015 10:48 AM (nQREt)

538 Posted by: Anna Puma

Indeed.

And you are now my hero. AP.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at September 25, 2015 10:48 AM (/Ho8c)

539 Wonder what RINO they will put in his place. Meet the new boss...

I hold the secret hope that whoever his replacement is, the presence of Trump's Scalp Weasel will be influential in keeping him or her in line with some sort of conservatism.

You gotta admit, Trump talking about the things that've been long ignored by the ruling elite (and are killing the country) is a good thing.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 10:48 AM (LUgeY)

540 Is he taking McConnell with him??
Posted by: Hank_Scorpio at September 25, 2015 10:48 AM (nQREt)


No, just a fifth of Bourbon

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 10:48 AM (gf8BH)

541 RDBrewer cold also add Ceelo's "Forget You" to the list of songs.

Posted by: Drill_Thrawl at September 25, 2015 10:49 AM (YtbIl)

542 heh, Crowd at conservative pac goes wild when it's announced Boehner is resigning.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 25, 2015 10:49 AM (Xa4vS)

543 So when does the Grim Weeper open his new K-Street lobbying firm?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 25, 2015 10:49 AM (a31sM)

544 543:"Grim Weeper"

Good one.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at September 25, 2015 10:50 AM (4nmNX)

545 *whistles* Nyah!!!!!!

http://www.trashy.com/Wildcat.21026-product.htm

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:50 AM (1emJG)

546 Is Boner being replaced by Jack Daniels or Johnny Walker - Orange?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 25, 2015 10:50 AM (493sH)

547 >>Somebody mentioned to me this morning, that the Pope didn't say anything about Jesus because he knew he was not addressing Christians.

Yeah, that's the thing about Christianity - we want to keep it all exclusive 'n stuff, keep the lord to ourselves.
*facepalm*

Posted by: Lizzy at September 25, 2015 10:50 AM (NOIQH)

548 Posted by: Repurposed Punchlines at September 25, 2015 10:44 AM (5YtTA)

Ok, I give up.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 10:50 AM (E5UB0)

549 Have you considered Risperdal? Or maybe Thorazine?

Posted by: Insomniac


Like it doesn't happen to you? Why, by the very act of hitting "Post", I'll have you reading this and the rest of this thread in Morgan Freeman's voice.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 25, 2015 10:52 AM (9krrF)

550 17. Wyneth Robbin-Harden

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 25, 2015 10:52 AM (5YtTA)

551 Now, if he'd just take McConnell with him.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 25, 2015 10:52 AM (FsuaD)

552 That ASSHOLE on FOX just called the "Base" dissidents?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 10:52 AM (gf8BH)

553 Posted by: Henry Hotlove: Trump gets some credit for this - Establishment thinks if they show house and senante acting conservative for 12 months we'll ditch Trump and Carly and vote for Jeb or Christie

The 2016 presidential elections had to have been part of this move. Remember when Trump said we have a bunch of stupid leaders in this country? The GOPe must have seen some polling on this and decided to take that talking point away from Trump, and probably help an establishment candidate like Jeb!

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at September 25, 2015 10:52 AM (myGBe)

554 What fun is it to be a Saudi prince if you can't even fuck the help?

I expect a number of the royal family will look into renouncing their crowns and becoming something with real power - an HOA president.

Posted by: jwest at September 25, 2015 10:52 AM (Zs4uk)

555 Just at this moment I feel....JAZZ HANDS!

Posted by: mpfs at September 25, 2015 10:52 AM (KtZf2)

556 I'm sure the GOPe thinks they can get what they want by shoving through a clean CR, then placate the base with this ultimately empty gesture. They haven't learned, however, that this showing of weakness will just embolden the conservative caucus.

I wonder how it will impact the presidential polls? How will the candidates respond?

Posted by: Grimaldi at September 25, 2015 10:52 AM (RVFz3)

557 popie going to ground zero? Why? To blame it all on the Crusades?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 10:53 AM (gf8BH)

558 AL Rep. Mo Brooks was on local radio an hour ago saying that there was a rumor for the last three to four weeks that Boehner would resign after the Pope spoke to congress (something Boehner had been working on arranging for 20 years) and the budget was resolved (end of October). The early announcement was a surprise. Brooks said that the conservatives do NOT have the votes to nominate someone for speaker (takes 120 or something like that), but DOES have the votes to block a nominee if they get it together. He thinks it is likely that we will end up with someone like McCarthy who is WORSE!
So, yeah?

Posted by: Just wondering at September 25, 2015 10:53 AM (vQfCe)

559 FOX will be scolding the 'Base' all day long

Posted by: Doom Rider at September 25, 2015 10:53 AM (ck8TA)

560 This section should thoroughly discombewbalate the Horde

http://www.trashy.com/Sailors-Military-bycatalog.htm

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:54 AM (1emJG)

561 >>RDBrewer cold also add Ceelo's "Forget You" to the list of songs.

Jack Ingram's "Love You"?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1&v=zFJXxTv4Z7k

Posted by: Lizzy at September 25, 2015 10:54 AM (NOIQH)

562 base1

the part on which it rests or is supported:

synonyms: foundation · bottom · foot · support · stand · pedestal · plinth
a conceptual structure or entity on which something draws or depends

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 25, 2015 10:55 AM (Xa4vS)

563 545 *whistles* Nyah!!!!!!

http://www.trashy.com/Wildcat.21026-product.htm
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:50 AM (1emJG)

I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 10:55 AM (2Ojst)

564 Huh. And Michael Medved was swearing up and down that fighting for principles was for idiots and that all our opponents are ten feet tall and bulletproof.

Go Cruz.

Posted by: revolting peasant at September 25, 2015 10:55 AM (IYxGR)

565
This section should thoroughly discombewbalate the Horde

http://www.trashy.com/Sailors-Military-bycatalog.htm


Posted by: Anna Puma


I <3 Halloween.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at September 25, 2015 10:55 AM (/Ho8c)

566 No trumpetdaddy to tell us that we lost a "good conservative warrior and great man today"?


So disappointed.
Posted by: Mortimer

"Stupid bastards......you blew it all up....."

Posted by: I blow my daddy at September 25, 2015 10:55 AM (326rv)

567 OK, so the Pope's a commie, and Boehner is resigning.


Are there any other constants in the Universe that we need to chuck out the window?


Is bacon good for you now?

Is Obama an Objectivist plant - part of a plot to completely destry the Democratic Party?

Maybe, the Moon really IS made of cheese, and the landings were faked...

Posted by: Optimizer at September 25, 2015 10:55 AM (/q6+P)

568 Sounds like someone else found the dirt Obama's been using to keep Boehner under his control. Such a shame...

Posted by: Multitude at September 25, 2015 10:55 AM (mKXWp)

569 I rented him a house on K street just around the corner for the package store and tanning salon.

Posted by: Big Al at September 25, 2015 10:55 AM (SjVe2)

570 560 This section should thoroughly discombewbalate the Horde

http://www.trashy.com/Sailors-Military-bycatalog.htm
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:54 AM (1emJG)

I can feel my patriotism reaching new heights. Yeah, my patriotism...

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 10:56 AM (2Ojst)

571 Boehner resigns. Ah, Catholic guilt.

Posted by: heartofdarkness at September 25, 2015 10:56 AM (MQ0Jr)

572 401 Isn't McCarthy from CA a strong possibility or did I get the name wrong?

Barring the unexpected, McCarthy will be the next Speaker.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at September 25, 2015 10:56 AM (YjDyJ)

573 If your patriotism lasts for more than four hours...

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 10:57 AM (1emJG)

574 Oompa Loopmas everywhere are in mourning.

Ace has probably had an excellent piece ready to post for this day. Something about:

GOP Failure Theater
Act I
Scene 19: Boehner Resigns

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at September 25, 2015 10:57 AM (UhRGU)

575 Like it doesn't happen to you? Why, by the very act of hitting "Post", I'll have you reading this and the rest of this thread in Morgan Freeman's voice.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 25, 2015 10:52 AM (9krrF)

Joke's on you. I still have the "backpack" song stuck in my head.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 10:57 AM (2Ojst)

576 BONER IS OUT? BONER IS OUT?



Posted by: Pvt Hudson at September 25, 2015 10:57 AM (8CdUx)

577 Boehner resigns. Ah, Catholic guilt.
Posted by: heartofdarkness at September 25, 2015 10:56 AM (MQ0Jr)


To bad he is no Japanese

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 10:57 AM (gf8BH)

578 Okay we gave you Boehner. Happy?! Now bend over and accept our RINO Presidential candidate.

Posted by: Th'Establishment at September 25, 2015 10:57 AM (k8tEg)

579 popie called for dignity, fairness, yada yada yada???

So that left all the Muslims out

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 10:58 AM (gf8BH)

580
Yeah, that's the thing about Christianity - we want to keep it all exclusive 'n stuff, keep the lord to ourselves.
*facepalm*
Posted by: Lizzy at September 25, 2015 10:50 AM (NOIQH)

No, it means you have to lay the ground work first, and he wasn't there to talk about the salvation of individual souls but societal problems. And if your going to talk to non-Christians about how to organize their society, the first place to start is with natural law.

Perhaps he should have just told them to repent and come to Jesus, but he didn't.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 25, 2015 10:58 AM (LXJ1e)

581 CNN masturbating furiously

Posted by: Pvt Hudson at September 25, 2015 10:58 AM (8CdUx)

582 popie going to ground zero? Why? To blame it all on the Crusades?
____________________

Probably wants to echo Barry's sentiments about it: that it's all our fault, because it is only poverty and lack of education that makes people become terrorists, and if only we selfish capitalists in America were not hogging all the world's wealth and knowledge, there would be no terrorists and the world would be filled with rainbows and unicorns!

And p.s., of course Americans should not have objected to the erection of a Ground Zero mosque, because it is raaaaaacist and Islamophobic of us not to allow muzzies to celebrate their triumph over us. And is it any wonder they still want to kill us when we have such a hateful attitude towards them?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 25, 2015 10:59 AM (a31sM)

583 I don't know whether to cry or guzzle Jack Daniels from the bottle.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at September 25, 2015 11:00 AM (RD7QR)

584 583 I don't know whether to cry or guzzle Jack Daniels from the bottle.
Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at September 25, 2015 11:00 AM (RD7QR)

You can always do both.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 11:00 AM (2Ojst)

585 Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 25, 2015 10:58 AM (LXJ1e)

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Good one, that was pretty funny.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 25, 2015 11:00 AM (Xa4vS)

586 581 CNN masturbating furiously
Posted by: Pvt Hudson at September 25, 2015 10:58 AM (8CdUx)

While fantasizing about Bernie Sanders.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at September 25, 2015 11:00 AM (RD7QR)

587 Fulfilling the AoSHQ requirement for 15% The Warriors content:

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/ news/watch-the-warriors-recreate-their-last-subway-ride-home-20150923

The Warriors actors recreate the last subway ride home.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at September 25, 2015 11:00 AM (OiH3z)

588 McConnell's the one you want, not Boehner. What a nation of entitled, foolish children.

Posted by: JohnJ at September 25, 2015 11:00 AM (TH0iO)

589 I wonder what Rush will say today? He's bound to have some inside news on it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 11:01 AM (LUgeY)

590 Boner is going to fuck us hard on his way out...Count on it!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 11:01 AM (gf8BH)

591 552: "That ASSHOLE on FOX just called the "Base" dissidents?"

Ya know, he may be right.

Who are the "base" these days?

Do we actually outnumber the moderates?

Perhaps we are the ones who are actually RINOs?

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at September 25, 2015 11:01 AM (4nmNX)

592 Rot in (political) hell, Pendejo.

Posted by: ... at September 25, 2015 11:01 AM (fscqy)

593 The president finally pushed him too far and will shortly release what in my opinion is extortionate (blackmail) info on him and McConnell.

I will bet five cents it will be (1) obvious, (2) ugly, and (3) stupidly played.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at September 25, 2015 11:02 AM (z5Hds)

594 Barring the unexpected, McCarthy will be the next Speaker.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at September 25, 2015 10:56 AM (YjDyJ)

Meet the new boss, worse than the old boss...yeah?

Posted by: Doom Rider at September 25, 2015 11:02 AM (ck8TA)

595
good. Now IMPEACH KEVIN MCCARTHY.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 25, 2015 11:02 AM (ODxAs)

596 "When the Rebpubs won the House in 2010 I had realistic hopes of positive
good being done, and thought Boehner could be the vehicle for that
change. But almost immediately the wheels come off (remember the $100
billion cut he promised that whittled down to nothing in a matter of
days)."

I also can't forget how Agent Orange shoved and twisted and greased and wheedled the House GOP to come up with a package of $500B in tax hikes, to be used in negotiations with Obama, ostensibly to yield $500B in matching spending cuts. One for one basis.

Boehner marches in to the Oval Office, and after pleasantries, puts the tall stack of tax hikes on the table, announces its size, and says, "What do I get for that?"

Obama smirks and says, "You get nothing. I get that for free."

And Boehner acceded to it!

Worst negotiator in history.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 25, 2015 11:02 AM (noWW6)

597 591 552: "That ASSHOLE on FOX just called the "Base" dissidents?"

Congress has a lower approval rating that Kim Davis or giving Iran a nuclear weapon.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 11:02 AM (OpK2H)

598 Boner is going to fuck us hard on his way out...Count on it!
_____________________

How will we be able to tell the difference from what he usually does?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 25, 2015 11:02 AM (a31sM)

599 552 That ASSHOLE on FOX...

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 10:52 AM (gf8BH)

Sorry, you have to be more specific.

Posted by: Drill_Thrawl at September 25, 2015 11:02 AM (YtbIl)

600 Paul Ryan. GOPe

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at September 25, 2015 11:02 AM (cWHkZ)

601 560: "This section should thoroughly discombewbalate the Horde"

I believe you have found me a new favorite website.

One from which I shall purchase all manner of goods, which my wife will unfortunately never wear.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at September 25, 2015 11:03 AM (4nmNX)

602 "I wonder what Rush will say today?"

Quit listening to Rush a long while back. Can't wait to hear Mark Levin, though.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 25, 2015 11:04 AM (noWW6)

603 I think Boner will leave politics altogether. He is the director of failure theater, serious resistance and he folds like a lawn chair. He is folding permanently. Adios pissant.

Posted by: maddogg at September 25, 2015 11:04 AM (xWW96)

604 All of us down at the Brattleboro Women's Reproductive Health Choice
Clinic think President Obama should appoint a person of color as the next Speakre Guy in the Senate after that racist Bohner resigns. Bohnor obbviouslly hated persons of color and still was trying to enact old worn out Bush opolicies that would never work. Bush lied and Bohners political career died! We calls on re-appointing nancy pelosi or Jessie jackson jr to be the Spaeker. That way we can show the world we still do not like Bush and that Bush lied ansd we are doing something about it. Thank You Presdent obama for all you have done and we love you.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at September 25, 2015 11:05 AM (EIFYf)

605

I don't know whether to laugh or cry...

Bwahahaha

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 25, 2015 11:05 AM (qCMvj)

606 If the base and conservative caucus found Boner unacceptable, I don't think they will lie still for Boner II to replace him.

Posted by: maddogg at September 25, 2015 11:06 AM (xWW96)

607 The picture on Drudge is priceless.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 25, 2015 11:06 AM (FsuaD)

608 "Fulfilling the AoSHQ requirement for 15% The Warriors content"

Uh, it's a link to _Rolling Stone_.

For that walking suppository Jann Wenner, not even _one_ curiosity click.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 25, 2015 11:06 AM (noWW6)

609 That ASSHOLE on FOX...

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 10:52 AM (gf8BH)

Sorry, you have to be more specific.
Posted by: Drill_Thrawl at September 25, 2015 11:02 AM (YtbIl)

Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 11:07 AM (gf8BH)

610 Just heard!


Have a great retirement you living piece of human shit.


I hope you live to see a day when your government connections no longer help your offspring and they are forced to make a living in an America you helped create through your inaction. You can sob then. Bastard.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at September 25, 2015 11:07 AM (AC0lD)

611 The flaming skull needs a party hat.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at September 25, 2015 11:08 AM (E2Yrt)

612 Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 11:07 AM (gf8BH)


But of course. The guy married to the Stepford wife with the plastic hair.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 25, 2015 11:08 AM (FsuaD)

613 *skips cheerfully down the sidewalk*

Glad I have brought some smiles by linking to those costumes. But I have to thank Bebes for pointing out that awesome site.

And to the members of the Horde who have bought Golden Isis today during the sale. Thank you!
http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014BTSEYO

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 11:08 AM (1emJG)

614 CRUZ FOR SPEAKER !

He just dropped out of the pres race, good timing ?

Posted by: RonUSA at September 25, 2015 11:08 AM (EaqMa)

615 Oh Happy Day

Posted by: Dave S. at September 25, 2015 11:09 AM (mhkbv)

616 Cass Trayte-Minow

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 11:09 AM (E5UB0)

617 TepidAir has some hilarious commentary about how ousting Boehner hurts conservatives, because Boehner held the moderates and conservatives together.

So what are they saying? that but for Boehner, the "moderates" would caucus with the Democrats?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 11:09 AM (AkOaV)

618 You need to sober up Mary. You used to make sense. In the past. Now? Not so much.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell and a pocket full of Silver Dimes at September 25, 2015 11:09 AM (dOD0J)

619 Maybe Boner will take over as campaign director/strategist for Hillary.

Posted by: maddogg at September 25, 2015 11:09 AM (xWW96)

620 Uh, I am betting on chaffing issues with this costume
http://www.trashy.com/Toxic-Hooded-Cat-Ear-Teddy.18455-product.htm

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 11:09 AM (1emJG)

621 Mary Cloggenstein, Boehner was a person of color himself. He was from a long line of orangemen, who originated in Clancy's Bar and were captured and brought to this country on slave ships. He was the first orangeperson to hold office in Congress and his alcohol handicap was made fun of constantly.

I personally think he has a successful lawsuit waiting.

Posted by: Jen the original at September 25, 2015 11:10 AM (rFdsN)

622 >>CRUZ FOR SPEAKER !

>>He just dropped out of the pres race, good timing ?

wut?

Posted by: JackStraw at September 25, 2015 11:10 AM (OGm46)

623 It appears he will be resigning from his seat in the House as well.


Oh sweet merciful Lord, horray! Maybe I can get a rep that has a skin color actually found in nature.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 11:10 AM (zt+N6)

624 So do I buy spray tan stock or short it?

Posted by: Iblis at September 25, 2015 11:10 AM (0+usq)

625 620 Uh, I am betting on chaffing issues with this costume
http://www.trashy.com/Toxic-Hooded-Cat-Ear-Teddy.18455-product.htm
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 11:09 AM (1emJG)

You. Are. Killing. Me.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 11:10 AM (2Ojst)

626 617 TepidAir has some hilarious commentary about how ousting Boehner hurts conservatives, because Boehner held the moderates and conservatives together.

Now those moderates will even MORE fund Planned Parenthood!

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 11:10 AM (OpK2H)

627 Pepsi can name a new drink after him. Orange Lush.

Posted by: maddogg at September 25, 2015 11:10 AM (xWW96)

628 Boner's opponent had already started his campaign for next fall. I think his last name is Winteregg or something.

Maybe with a special election coming up Ace and/or the horde could support a possible flip to a Tea Party type.

Posted by: Blano at September 25, 2015 11:11 AM (w1ewr)

629 620 Uh, I am betting on chaffing issues with this costume
http://www.trashy.com/Toxic-Hooded-Cat-Ear-Teddy.18455-product.htm
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 11:09 AM (1emJG)

I volunteer to apply soothing balm.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at September 25, 2015 11:11 AM (RD7QR)

630 617 TepidAir has some hilarious commentary about how ousting Boehner hurts conservatives, because Boehner held the moderates and conservatives together.

So what are they saying? that but for Boehner, the "moderates" would caucus with the Democrats?
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 11:09 AM (AkOaV)

That's real retarded, sir.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 11:11 AM (2Ojst)

631 CRUZ FOR SPEAKER !



>>He just dropped out of the pres race, good timing ?



When???

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 25, 2015 11:11 AM (FsuaD)

632 local news reporting mccarthy is "ultra conservative" and close with the tea party

?????!!!!!!

Posted by: north and judd at September 25, 2015 11:11 AM (0z/89)

633 are we so jaded that we would think that a man that dedicated his life to God and the service to others...presiding over baptisms, holy communions, confessions, last rites and funerals ...would go to ground zero and lecture anyone about who's fault it was?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 25, 2015 11:11 AM (0O7c5)

634 rdbrewer, the Moron song in the sidebar (Your Little Joke) is pretty good.

I wonder which band member he is?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 11:12 AM (LUgeY)

635 This round is on the house, fellas!

Posted by: 19th Hole at September 25, 2015 11:12 AM (nFICN)

636 He just dropped out of the pres race, good timing ?

wut?
Posted by: JackStraw at September 25, 2015 11:10 AM


the Cruz campaign sent out a "give us money or we'll shoot the dog" e-mail this morning

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 25, 2015 11:12 AM (ZQfW9)

637 633 are we so jaded that we would think that a man that dedicated his life to God and the service to others...presiding over baptisms, holy communions, confessions, last rites and funerals ...would go to ground zero and lecture anyone about who's fault it was?
Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 25, 2015 11:11 AM (0O7c5)


This is the guy who said, 'ya know, those Charlie Hebdo fellas kinda had it coming...'

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 11:13 AM (OpK2H)

638 I volunteer to apply soothing balm.
Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at September 25, 2015 11:11 AM (RD7QR)

Kind of you to offer, but no thanks.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 25, 2015 11:13 AM (2Ojst)

639 622 >>CRUZ FOR SPEAKER !

>>He just dropped out of the pres race, good timing ?

wut?
Posted by: JackStraw at September 25, 2015 11:10 AM (OGm46)

No, he sent a ...misleadingly titled campaign email... begging for money.

He did not drop out. At least, as far as I know.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 11:13 AM (AkOaV)

640 Quit listening to Rush a long while back. Can't wait to hear Mark Levin, though.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 25, 2015 11:04 AM (noWW6)

Levin should be especially good tonight. Bet he calls out the next one(s) he wants gone.

Posted by: Blano at September 25, 2015 11:13 AM (w1ewr)

641 Do not want McCarthy.

uuffffff

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 25, 2015 11:13 AM (Xa4vS)

642 the Cruz campaign sent out a "give us money or we'll shoot the dog" e-mail this morning

Third time in as many days.

Cruz is a shithead.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 11:13 AM (OpK2H)

643
Worst negotiator in history.


Posted by: torquewrench


Nah, he got exactly what he wanted, I bet:

Lifetime cushy pension, bennies, and some lobbyist job to sweeten the deal.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at September 25, 2015 11:13 AM (/Ho8c)

644 Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 25, 2015 11:11 AM (0O7c5)

I prefer the term experienced. And which God does Pope Pinko pray to; the God of Abraham, or Karl Marx?

Posted by: maddogg at September 25, 2015 11:14 AM (xWW96)

645 "It appears he will be resigning from his seat in the House as well"

It would be great if J.D. Winteregg could be convinced to stand for the seat once there's an actual election. He's one of the brave fellows who actually tried to primary Agent Orange. (And who had strings pulled to get him fired from his job for his temerity.)

Winteregg was the one who ran the ad in the crying drunk's district saying, in a prescription drug announcer's voice, "If you experience a Boehner lasting for more than 17 years, seek electoral attention."

Posted by: torquewrench at September 25, 2015 11:14 AM (noWW6)

646 Cruz hasn't officially dropped out that I know of but he is sounding a bit desperate.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at September 25, 2015 11:14 AM (RD7QR)

647 Why is Bloomberg with popei? Did he buy a "seat", G-D knows he can afford it and he is the original JINO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 25, 2015 11:14 AM (gf8BH)

648 *looks at Insomniac and Joncelli*

*ponders saying get a room*

*instead decides not to comment*

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 11:14 AM (1emJG)

649 When???

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 25, 2015 11:11 AM (FsuaD)

I keep getting emails from Cruz' campaign asking for donations. They are titled "dropping out", then when you open them, they talk about how some candidates have dropped out and you don't want Ted to do the same, blah blah, send money.

Posted by: Jen the original at September 25, 2015 11:14 AM (rFdsN)

650 632 local news reporting mccarthy is "ultra conservative" and close with the tea party

?????!!!!!!
Posted by: north and judd at September 25, 2015 11:11 AM (0z/89)

Eh, they're just following the script.

Narratives gotta narrate.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 11:14 AM (AkOaV)

651 Oh lawdy. I just had a horrible thought.

Lindsey Graham

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 25, 2015 11:14 AM (FsuaD)

652 Why is Bloomberg hosting the Pope at the WTC? Isn't there an actual mayor of NYC not named Bloomberg? I'm sure I heard of such talk.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 25, 2015 11:14 AM (OGm46)

653 This crying boob can go kiss a landmine.

When is McConnell going? Those two have hurt the Republican party and conservative ideals better than any Democrat.

Posted by: Cheri at September 25, 2015 11:14 AM (oiNtH)

654 BCochran, you really need to take a time out. Seems Legit has been around for quite a long time. Far longer than the two years or so that you have been here.

Just because some of us lurk way much more than diving in to the comments does not mean that we are noobs.

I personally have been reading this site daily for over 9 years. Have met DC, VIA, spypeach, and Gingy in real life.

I don't appreciate the piling on when someone posts, however infrequently that may be. Morons welcomed you two years ago, very graciously. It would be nice to see that reciprocated.

Posted by: NoLongerintheBellyoftheBeast at September 25, 2015 11:15 AM (wJbvL)

655 "Levin should be especially good tonight. Bet he calls out the next one(s) he wants gone."

BRING ME THE HEAD OF MITCH MCCORNHOLE!!!

Posted by: Mark Levin at September 25, 2015 11:15 AM (noWW6)

656 I have to come down the 'Hate the sin, not the sinner' on this one.

I don't think Bohner is an evil man, just a man in way over his head. I have been angry with his representation for years now, and have written letters to my Congressman insisting on his removal. Well, it appears that is happening, and I am happy about that.

I'm not giving his performance a pass, but I do think he is tortured, and for that I feel sympathy. There are many others for whom I would not feel that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 25, 2015 11:15 AM (9mTYi)

657 are we so jaded that we would think that a man that dedicated his life to God and the service to others...presiding over baptisms, holy communions, confessions, last rites and funerals ...would go to ground zero and lecture anyone about who's fault it was?


Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 25, 2015 11:11 AM (0O7c5)

"Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light."

Posted by: Blano at September 25, 2015 11:15 AM (w1ewr)

658 Achmed the Dead Terrorist Goes to Israel

https://goo.gl/vQPdOo

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 25, 2015 11:15 AM (iQIUe)

659 Posted by: Jen the original at September 25, 2015 11:14 AM (rFdsN)

The strangest part is that Ted Cruz bought the mailing list that has one of my email address on it from... Rand Paul. As in the date added, everything else, match up to when I donated to Paul in 2010. The only time I've used the email address in question for anything political.

Isn't that weird?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 11:16 AM (AkOaV)

660 We should make, we should like make some SENATOR, ha ha, some SENATOR the new Speaker, the new Speaker of the HOUSE ha ha. Burp.

Posted by: 19th Hole at September 25, 2015 11:17 AM (nFICN)

661

Shall we celebrate with JohnJustin BieberBoehner?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK_0jXPuIr0

hehe, sorry guys
(at least, hot chick)

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 25, 2015 11:17 AM (qCMvj)

662 are we so jaded that we would think that a man that dedicated his life
to God and the service to others...presiding over baptisms, holy
communions, confessions, last rites and funerals ...would go to ground
zero and lecture anyone about who's fault it was?





Posted by: phoenixgirl,


Yes.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at September 25, 2015 11:18 AM (/Ho8c)

663 Winteregg was the one who ran the ad in the crying drunk's district saying, in a prescription drug announcer's voice, "If you experience a Boehner lasting for more than 17 years, seek electoral attention."

Posted by: torquewrench at September 25, 2015 11:14 AM (noWW6)

He had already started his campaign for next year. Time for some contributions.

Posted by: Blano at September 25, 2015 11:18 AM (w1ewr)

664 I noticed while perusing the days headlines that the MFM is out in full force against Trump, Fiorina, and Cruz. I haven't found one article regarding Bush.

That should tell you all you need to know. They are scared shitless that their boy Bush who has the spine of Boehner may not be the nominee.

Posted by: Cheri at September 25, 2015 11:18 AM (oiNtH)

665 632 local news reporting mccarthy is "ultra conservative" and close with the tea party

?????!!!!!!

Posted by: north and judd at September 25, 2015 11:11 AM (0z/89)

Shit...I'm lost...is that scene 4 or 5.

Posted by: Doom Rider at September 25, 2015 11:18 AM (ck8TA)

666 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 25, 2015 11:15 AM (9mTYi)


Yeah, I think Boehner is kind of a mob boss type. People who have run against him have a habit of getting fired.

Proctor & Gamble fired his Democrat opponent one year, and Winteregg was fired from the college where he worked for the "Boehner/boner" ad.

He plays dirty.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 25, 2015 11:18 AM (OpK2H)

667
Uh, I am betting on chaffing issues with this costume
http://www.trashy.com/Toxic-Hooded-Cat-Ear-Teddy.18455-product.htm

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 25, 2015 11:09 AM (1emJG)
_____________________________

Ooooooo,, I've got that one. Huma just loves it.....

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at September 25, 2015 11:18 AM (HSmrB)

668 Isn't that weird?
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 11:16 AM (AkOaV)

Probably not. I think there are services that scoop up addresses and arrange them into groups and then sell them based on how valuable they might be to the buyer.
Rand Paul wouldn't have protected your email address when you donated to him because he might as well sell it and get twice the bang out of any bucks you have.

Posted by: Jen the original at September 25, 2015 11:19 AM (rFdsN)

669 I'm not going to chortle over this because there is something going on in the back rooms. Don't know what, but something is going on.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 25, 2015 11:19 AM (8wE8H)

670 Posted by: NoLongerintheBellyoftheBeast at September 25, 2015 11:15 AM (wJbvL)

-------

Thank you, good person. I think BCochoran was being sarcastic about my comment. I think he was referring to me being naive about people around here telling us what to think. It happens all the time.

It's okay. I was just not one of those overjoyed about who will replace Boehner. McCarthy seems to be about as bad.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 25, 2015 11:19 AM (Xa4vS)

671 Posted by: Jen the original at September 25, 2015 11:19 AM (rFdsN)

Yeah, but I mean it's just funny that Rand's fundraising list ends up in the hands of his opponent when he's running for Pres.

And yeah, I know none of them will protect my information which is why I have so many burner email addresses.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 11:20 AM (AkOaV)

672 Part of Drudge's headline - "Had nothing left to accomplish".

Hmm,
1) Allowed the bloated government to bloat even more
2) cried
3) Alienated the conservative base that delivered the House to the republicants
4) cried
5) Sold out the conservatives - time and time again
6) oh, and cried.

Good riddens. GTFO and don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Posted by: OurCountryIsScrewed at September 25, 2015 11:20 AM (DlmoZ)

673 Let's see who they replace him with before we start sucking....counting our chickens.


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 25, 2015 11:20 AM (4zDs/)

674 I'm leaving because I want to enjoy a few years of retirement before Our Unavoidable Economic Collapse.

Posted by: Sniff Boehner at September 25, 2015 11:20 AM (nFICN)

675 Usually we wait at least one day before we start accusing the new guy of being a RINO squish closet Democrat traitor.

Posted by: JohnJ at September 25, 2015 11:21 AM (TH0iO)

676 usdebtclock JUST HIT $18,400,000,000,000




Posted by: Stateless Infidel at September 25, 2015 11:21 AM (AC0lD)

677 Maybe He's gonna run for president...... On the Democrat ticket..

Posted by: donna at September 25, 2015 11:21 AM (hUdMz)

678 nood / old / ...?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 11:21 AM (AkOaV)

679 A new thread? We haven't even hit 10,000 yet

Posted by: Chico Escuela at September 25, 2015 11:21 AM (a7Dd7)

680 Yeah, but I mean it's just funny that Rand's fundraising list ends up in the hands of his opponent when he's running for Pres.

And yeah, I know none of them will protect my information which is why I have so many burner email addresses.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 11:20 AM (AkOaV)

More evidence of the brilliant strategists all these guys have as campaign workers, LOL.

Posted by: Jen the original at September 25, 2015 11:22 AM (rFdsN)

681 For the incoming speaker - whomever it might be. A message from the Freedom caucus must be sent.

"Don't get too comfortable in the Speaker's chair". We've tasted blood and like it (ousted Boehner). Sell us out again and, well .......

Posted by: OurCountryIsScrewed at September 25, 2015 11:22 AM (DlmoZ)

682 Usually we wait at least one day before we start accusing the new guy of being a RINO squish closet Democrat traitor.

We're on an efficiency kick. Besides, weekend coming up.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 25, 2015 11:22 AM (9krrF)

683 Winteregg was the one who ran the ad in the crying drunk's district saying, in a prescription drug announcer's voice, "If you experience a Boehner lasting for more than 17 years, seek electoral attention."



Posted by: torquewrench at September 25, 2015 11:14 AM (noWW6)



No he didn't. He ran the ad on the internet. His campaign efforts to get elected were bad. Only a couple ads a week or two before the election.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 11:22 AM (zt+N6)

684 It's okay. I was just not one of those overjoyed about who will replace Boehner. McCarthy seems to be about as bad.
Posted by: Seems Legit at September 25, 2015 11:19 AM (Xa4vS)


Ace wrote a while back that we re-took congress too fast. We didn't have enough time to purge the leadership that lost the House in the first place. This is just part of that delayed process. We'll have to purge alot during 2016 that should've gone during 2010.

Posted by: Iblis at September 25, 2015 11:22 AM (0+usq)

685 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at September 25, 2015 11:22 AM (JRv4t)

686 675 Usually we wait at least one day before we start accusing the new guy of being a RINO squish closet Democrat traitor.

Agreed

Posted by: donna at September 25, 2015 11:22 AM (hUdMz)

687 More evidence of the brilliant strategists all these guys have as campaign workers, LOL.
Posted by: Jen the original at September 25, 2015 11:22 AM (rFdsN)

Seriously.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 11:22 AM (AkOaV)

688 I was just not one of those overjoyed about who will replace Boehner. McCarthy seems to be about as bad.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 25, 2015 11:19 AM (Xa4vS)

Boehner is just one of a long line that must be destroyed one way or another.

It's a step in the right direction, but nothing more. There's a whole line of RINO's right behind him.

Posted by: Blano at September 25, 2015 11:22 AM (w1ewr)

689 The real question to ask the next speaker:


"Is impeachment still off the table?"

Posted by: An Observation at September 25, 2015 11:22 AM (ZKW7n)

690 He couldn't resign at the end of THIS month?! Makes me think his plan to fcuk us in the ass sideways, with a pineapple, is set but won't be fully in place for another month. And McCarthy? Please, same shit different day. How about Allan West jack wagons? THAT would get things moving in the right direction.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 25, 2015 11:23 AM (+HxkQ)

691 I'm not going to chortle over this because there is something going on in the back rooms. Don't know what, but something is going on.
Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski
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Agreed. It's like being distracted by watching an outfielder who has snagged a fly ball, and taking our eye off the runner on Third who has tagged up and is sprinting for home.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 25, 2015 11:23 AM (9mTYi)

692 675 Usually we wait at least one day before we start accusing the new guy of being a RINO squish closet Democrat traitor.
Posted by: JohnJ at September 25, 2015 11:21 AM (TH0iO)

----------------

No time for that, they get one pitch to hit.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 25, 2015 11:23 AM (LXJ1e)

693 Oh, the GOP Congress is going to be purged next year. Trust me.

P.S. THANK THANK THANK YOU DONALD TRUMP!!! XOXOXOX!!

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at September 25, 2015 11:23 AM (nFICN)

694 We should start a pool. Anyone want to make a call on the next Speaker?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 25, 2015 11:24 AM (9mTYi)

695 690 He couldn't resign at the end of THIS month?! Makes me think his plan to fcuk us in the ass sideways, with a pineapple, is set but won't be fully in place for another month. And McCarthy? Please, same shit different day. How about Allan West jack wagons? THAT would get things moving in the right direction.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 25, 2015 11:23 AM (+HxkQ)


Not sure. The new fiscal year starts Oct 1. I guess he wants to stay long enough to ensure that he passes another year long CRomnibus & hikes the debt ceiling for his donors and patrons and that no shut down is possible for at least a year.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 11:25 AM (AkOaV)

696 594 Meet the new boss, worse than the old boss...yeah?

Depends. McCarthy is more liberal in some ways yet more conservative in others. The Conference apparently sees him as more "inclusive" but he seems more demanding when it comes to discipline.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at September 25, 2015 11:25 AM (YjDyJ)

697 Yeah, let's make the new Speaker, the new Speaker someone who is, who is no longer a Congressman ha ha

Posted by: 19th Hole at September 25, 2015 11:25 AM (nFICN)

698 >>How about Allan West jack wagons? THAT would get things moving in the right direction.

I don't see them electing a guy who isn't even in the House.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 25, 2015 11:25 AM (OGm46)

699 690 He couldn't resign at the end of THIS month?! Makes me think his plan to fcuk us in the ass sideways, with a pineapple, is set but won't be fully in place for another month. And McCarthy? Please, same shit different day. How about Allan West jack wagons? THAT would get things moving in the right direction.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 25, 2015 11:23 AM (+HxkQ)



Yeah, I figure the timing is so we can all be fucked good and hard. Debt ceiling hike. Planned Parenthood funding. Bloated budget. Fucking over the military. Signing the Iran deal. Get all that shit done and then he'll resign.


Bet he doesn't move back to Ohio.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 11:27 AM (zt+N6)

700 local news reporting mccarthy is "ultra conservative" and close with the tea party

?????!!!!!!
Posted by: north and judd
-----------------------------------------------------------------
The left's greatest trick was in convincing the country that Republicans were conservative.

I suspect BDS was in part a ruse.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 11:27 AM (E5UB0)

701 >>CRUZ FOR SPEAKER !

>>He just dropped out of the pres race, good timing ?

wut?
_________________

Cruz can't be Speaker of the House because . . .

. . . he's a senator.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 25, 2015 11:28 AM (a31sM)

702 My fellow rebels in arms, this will be a good weekend to update your target acquisition/enemies lists, as well as the end of next month.

Anyone and everyone praising the Boner should be added.

Posted by: Blano at September 25, 2015 11:28 AM (w1ewr)

703 Though there was fairly widespread unhappiness with Bohner, my Congressman Mark Meadows (11th District -NC) has really put himself on the line over this. Kudos Mark!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 25, 2015 11:28 AM (9mTYi)

704 Shall we celebrate with JohnJustin BieberBoehner?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK_0jXPuIr0

hehe, sorry guys
(at least, hot chick)

---------------------------------------------

A lesbian that does not look like John Boehner?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 11:28 AM (E5UB0)

705 Cruz can't be Speaker of the House because . . .

. . . he's a senator.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 25, 2015 11:28 AM (a31sM)

POINT OF ORDER:

I don't think theres any requirement that the speaker of the house be a member of the house.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 11:29 AM (AkOaV)

706 Bet he doesn't move back to Ohio.
___________________

Nope, he'll just move down to K-Street, like they all do.

Corrupt SOB's.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 25, 2015 11:29 AM (a31sM)

707 That's why I read the comments at Ace of Spades: to get insights about who should be the next Speaker of the House -- insights like (1) we should make a Senator the new Speaker and (2) we should make someone who's no longer in the House of Representatives the new Speaker.

Posted by: ISO New Team at September 25, 2015 11:29 AM (nFICN)

708 It's okay. I was just not one of those overjoyed about who will replace Boehner. McCarthy seems to be about as bad.

Who's pushing for him? And why?

Quasi-related: I'd also like to see a SotH refuse to allow any legislation that wasn't authored by an actual, real-live elected member of the House.

Fuck this bullshit of corporations and special interest groups writing laws instead of the people we elect to do that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 11:29 AM (LUgeY)

709
"One from which I shall purchase all manner of goods, which my wife will unfortunately never wear."

We know you're not shopping for your wife.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 25, 2015 11:32 AM (0x/TW)

710 'Bohener', dammit

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 25, 2015 11:33 AM (9mTYi)

711 707 That's why I read the comments at Ace of Spades: to get insights about who should be the next Speaker of the House -- insights like (1) we should make a Senator the new Speaker and (2) we should make someone who's no longer in the House of Representatives the new Speaker.
Posted by: ISO New Team at September 25, 2015 11:29 AM (nFICN)

------------------------

Fiorina for Speaker!

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 25, 2015 11:33 AM (LXJ1e)

712 What's the opposite of *nood*?

*oolde*?

Posted by: mindful webworker - clarion at September 25, 2015 11:33 AM (geVJ9)

713 'Bohener', dammit
Posted by: Mike Hammer,
---------------

Moar coffee

'Boehner'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 25, 2015 11:33 AM (9mTYi)

714 675 Usually we wait at least one day before we start accusing the new guy of being a RINO squish closet Democrat traitor.
Posted by: JohnJ at September 25, 2015 11:21 AM (TH0iO)

We all know there's dozens of them waiting in line behind the Boner, so why wait?

Posted by: Blano at September 25, 2015 11:34 AM (w1ewr)

715 It's okay. I was just not one of those overjoyed about who will replace Boehner. McCarthy seems to be about as bad.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 25, 2015 11:19 AM (Xa4vS)



Ace wrote a while back that we re-took congress too fast. We didn't
have enough time to purge the leadership that lost the House in the
first place. This is just part of that delayed process. We'll have to
purge alot during 2016 that should've gone during 2010.

Posted by: Iblis at September 25, 2015 11:22 AM (0+usq)


When Cantor lost, McCarthy was the Gope candidate. I forget who the alternative (more or less Tea Party endorsed, I think) candidate was, but McCarthy was understood to be just another Cantor type, loyal to Boehner.

If he is appointed as Speaker, it means the Gope is still in charge.

Which of course, they are, and he will be.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 25, 2015 11:34 AM (TOk1P)

716 "Nothing so became his office as his leaving of it"

Posted by: Shit Shakespeare said at September 25, 2015 11:35 AM (GrXXa)

717 "Boner is going to f us hard on his way out" - Nevergiveup

Yes, this. Rep. Mo Brooks also said he was really worried about what Boehner would do. He has a lot of power.

I'm thinking by saying he is retiring completely, he has no need to hold back, and the en-f-ening will be delivered with stunning vengeance, so hold on to your seats. It will be a bumpy ride...

Posted by: Just wondering at September 25, 2015 11:35 AM (vQfCe)

718 POINT OF ORDER:

I don't think theres any requirement that the speaker of the house be a member of the house.
____________________

True, there is no constitutional requirement. The U.S. Constitution merely says:

"The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and other Officers"

but the House also gets to make its own rules of how it conducts business, and if you read the rules (which I haven't) they probably say that the Speaker has to be a member of the House.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 25, 2015 11:35 AM (a31sM)

719
May he lose all the money he goniffed by being in Congress and remain impoverished for the rest of his miserable, detestable life.

Thank you, and fuck you.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 25, 2015 11:35 AM (St6BJ)

720 A-hole is going to Charlie Crist us...

Posted by: socalcon at September 25, 2015 11:36 AM (vHlQ5)

721
His revenge will be to ram through an automatic debt ceiling hike (with McCocksucker's help) and full funding for Planned Vivisection.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 25, 2015 11:36 AM (St6BJ)

722 720 A-hole is going to Charlie Crist us...

Posted by: socalcon at September 25, 2015 11:36 AM (vHlQ5)



Its a trait of his species.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 11:37 AM (zt+N6)

723 Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?

Enough Pope already.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 25, 2015 11:37 AM (OGm46)

724 Which of course, they are, and he will be.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 25, 2015 11:34 AM (TOk1P)


You forgot "For now" (but you say it with Darth Vader's voice)

Posted by: Iblis at September 25, 2015 11:37 AM (0+usq)

725 Hey, Seems Legit. No problemo. I've been a really long-time lurker. My job never gave me the opportunity to post during work hours, so I've always been somewhat content to just read and follow along with the conversations. So much so, that by now I can identify most regulars just by the language usage in their comments.

And that's why ATC's occasional pseudonymous trolling always made me chuckle.

I don't mind the piling on and banning of the real trolls and mobys. But, when I recognize some posters as rare and missed voices, I do feel the need to speak up.

I think some very well-respected people have just quietly left or gone to lurking because of the mean girl tactics that I see so very often lately.

I miss them very much and feel so sad, when they return, however briefly, only to get "welcomed" as a new poster, when in reality they contributed so much to making this site the powerhouse that it is.

I really hope it can stay that way.

Posted by: NoLongerintheBellyoftheBeast at September 25, 2015 11:37 AM (wJbvL)

726 Cruz can't be Speaker of the House because . . .

. . . he's a senator.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 25, 2015 11:28 AM


Yes, he can.

The speaker does not have to be an elected member of the house.

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 25, 2015 11:37 AM (ZQfW9)

727 708 Who's pushing for him? And why?

"House conservatives warm to McCarthy as Speaker"- bit.ly/1NwqdPS

Only a few other lawmakers could actually win the job and all of them have currently ruled-out a bid.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at September 25, 2015 11:38 AM (YjDyJ)

728
And Heather is gone.

https://twitter.com/HRatAOSHQ/with_replies

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 25, 2015 11:38 AM (iQIUe)

729 Maybe the Pope told him God intends to strike down both the POTUS and the VP as a Christmas present to the country and Da Boner didn't want to be President.

Who is elected as speaker of the house does matter.

Posted by: An Observation at September 25, 2015 11:39 AM (ZKW7n)

730 ISO New Team: That's why I read the comments at Ace of Spades: to get insights about who should be the next Speaker of the House

Also lessons in how the system works, like Cloggenstein
asking the SCOAMF to appoint the new Speaker.

____
Speaking of how the system works, my 1:11 vid from May 2014, "How iz Made Law in United States of Amerika"
http://bit.ly/how-iz-made-law-usa

Posted by: mindful webworker - gasping lastly at September 25, 2015 11:39 AM (geVJ9)

731 YESSSSSS!

Posted by: Marv Albert at September 25, 2015 11:39 AM (UnJ7w)

732 Note to self, need more practice on Blender for Flaming Skull 2.0 project.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 25, 2015 09:35 AM (9krrF)


"Flaming Skull" would be a good drink. Fifty percent ValuRite, and fifty percent Dave's Insanity Sauce?


Of course, more than your skull would be flaming...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 25, 2015 11:39 AM (0yhH4)

733 And Heather is gone.

https://twitter.com/HRatAOSHQ/with_replies
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 25, 2015 11:38 AM (iQIUe)

Huh? Shes boycotting us now?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 11:40 AM (AkOaV)

734 726 Cruz can't be Speaker of the House because . . .

. . . he's a senator.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 25, 2015 11:28 AM

Yes, he can.

The speaker does not have to be an elected member of the house.
Posted by: AltonJackson at September 25, 2015 11:37 AM (ZQfW9)

Why does anyone want Cruz as Speaker of the House? It's just a stupid idea.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 25, 2015 11:40 AM (LXJ1e)

735 Word has it that four square blocks around the NSA main HQ suffered rolling power outs as the ramped up a massive "find the dirt on the new guy" mission so our POTUS may continue his destruction of the nation with only a minor hiccup.

Posted by: Drider at September 25, 2015 11:41 AM (DNFK1)

736 Well this is optimistic news.

Posted by: chemjeff at September 25, 2015 11:41 AM (lVU49)

737 My suggestion is Steve King.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 25, 2015 11:41 AM (LXJ1e)

738 The speaker does not have to be an elected member of the house.
Posted by: AltonJackson at September 25, 2015 11:37 AM (ZQfW9)
______________________

I know; see above comments.

There is no constitutional requirement that the Speaker be a member of the House, but every person who has ever been elected Speaker has been a member of the House, so it would be a break with historical tradition -- not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 25, 2015 11:41 AM (a31sM)

739 I know that the right wing of the party will celebrate this as if its some kind of victory, but what is actually gained by this? Is there anyone who could do Boehners job and get different results? I dont think so. Conservatives quarrel is with reality and not with any member of the Republican leadership!

Posted by: Begonia at September 25, 2015 11:41 AM (YSBZ5)

740 Yeah, let's make the new Speaker, the new Speaker someone who is, who is no longer a Congressman ha ha

Posted by: 19th Hole at September 25, 2015 11:25 AM (nFICN)



Completely legal, though I don't think it's ever been done.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 25, 2015 11:41 AM (evdj2)

741 I know that the right wing of the party will celebrate this as if its some kind of victory, but what is actually gained by this?

Vengeance.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 25, 2015 11:42 AM (evdj2)

742 It's all scarlet begonias and a touch of the blues...

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 11:42 AM (AkOaV)

743 707
That's why I read the comments at Ace of Spades: to get insights about
who should be the next Speaker of the House -- insights like (1) we
should make a Senator the new Speaker and (2) we should make someone
who's no longer in the House of Representatives the new Speaker.


Posted by: ISO New Team at September 25, 2015 11:29 AM (nFICN)

Technically, the Speaker does not have to be a member of Congress, just as a Supreme Court Justice doesn't have to be a lawyer. As a practical matter, of course, both are unthinkable. But it is possible.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 25, 2015 11:43 AM (5f5bM)

744 @717

My money is on grand compromise comprehensive immigration reform before he shuffles off to some cushy sinecure on K street.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 25, 2015 11:43 AM (o9lYR)

745 I know that the right wing of the party will celebrate this as if its some kind of victory, but what is actually gained by this? Is there anyone who could do Boehners job and get different results? I dont think so. Conservatives quarrel is with reality and not with any member of the Republican leadership!
Posted by: Begonia

And I thought that I had daddy issues.

Posted by: I blow my daddy at September 25, 2015 11:43 AM (326rv)

746 Completely legal, though I don't think it's ever been done.
__________________

It hasn't.

I just checked the congress' website. No person has ever been elected Speaker who was not a member of the House.

Doesn't mean it couldn't happen. Just very unlikely.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 25, 2015 11:44 AM (a31sM)

747 @ 739 Begonia

Cry us a river. You guys seem to be good at that.

Posted by: Conservative at September 25, 2015 11:44 AM (9Fh/l)

748
"Pick a cad, any cad." That will be for Boner'sreplacement. But damn this feels good for the next few seconds!

Posted by: MWTexas at September 25, 2015 11:44 AM (N05oL)

749 This is good news indeed. Yesterday I'm looking at all the coverage of the Pope and this asshole is crying all over the place. Boehner needs to check into rehab, this emotional instability is just embarrassing.

Posted by: Arson Wells at September 25, 2015 11:44 AM (UnJ7w)

750
My money is on grand compromise comprehensive immigration reform before he shuffles off to some cushy sinecure on K street.



Posted by: Kreplach at September 25, 2015 11:43 AM (o9lYR)



He's been wanting to do that since 2 days after the 2012 elections.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 11:44 AM (zt+N6)

751 739 I know that the right wing of the party will celebrate this as if its some kind of victory, but what is actually gained by this? Is there anyone who could do Boehners job and get different results? I dont think so. Conservatives quarrel is with reality and not with any member of the Republican leadership!
Posted by: Begonia at September 25, 2015 11:41 AM (YSBZ5)

-------------------

Yes, yes, I do think there is someone who can do Boehner's job and get different results.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 25, 2015 11:45 AM (LXJ1e)

752 Why does anyone want Cruz as Speaker of the House? It's just a stupid idea.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 25, 2015 11:40 AM (LXJ1e)

Tying my post at 743 together with this one, I think Ted Cruz would be a splendid Supreme Court Justice. Mike Lee too.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 25, 2015 11:45 AM (5f5bM)

753 And Heather is gone.

https://twitter.com/HRatAOSHQ/with_replies
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 25, 2015 11:38 AM (iQIUe)

Huh? Shes boycotting us now?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 11:40 AM (AkOaV)

Think she's en route to Germany.

Posted by: Blano at September 25, 2015 11:45 AM (w1ewr)

754 Conservatives quarrel is with reality and not with any member of the Republican leadership!
Posted by: Begonia

Jeepers; I don't recall 'reality' lying to my face and treating me like a redheaded stepchild.

Now, as to the republican leadership, I ave a different recollection.

Posted by: I blow my daddy at September 25, 2015 11:45 AM (326rv)

755 Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 25, 2015 11:43 AM (5f5bM)

Still haven't crossed that river, 'eh?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 11:45 AM (AkOaV)

756 well, as the one SJW here, i'm calling out all you gloating racists. pushing Boehner out of the Speakership means one less person of color in congress. you crackers are sad

Posted by: Edmond Dantès at September 25, 2015 11:45 AM (eRsMQ)

757 696 594 Depends. McCarthy is more liberal in some ways yet more conservative in others. The Conference apparently sees him as more "inclusive" but he seems more demanding when it comes to discipline.
Posted by: Miss80sBaby at September 25, 2015 11:25 AM

The guy known as bonehead's enforcer. Riiiiigggghhhttt

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 25, 2015 11:46 AM (+HxkQ)

758 It's a Knight sacrifice.
the GOPe is finally realizing the anger that's out there (and i seem to remember some smart military blog commenting on the head dunce Luntz being scared by it).
After seeing Trump with a floor of 25% (and still consistently pulling a third of the electorate) they're trying a minor appeasment with a new boss, with 10% more conservative platitudes, all to preserve Prince Jeb.

Posted by: HowardDevore at September 25, 2015 11:47 AM (1lln4)

759 Art thread back up top.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 25, 2015 11:47 AM (Ma5u/)

760 My money is on grand compromise comprehensive immigration reform before he shuffles off to some cushy sinecure on K street.
____________________

It would be just like that a-hole to try something like that.

He'd love to pass some big amnesty law, just to rub conservatives' faces in it before he leaves. Problem for him is that the rest of the RINOs want to get re-elected, and voting "yes" for amnesty at this moment in time is probably not the best way to accomplish that.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 25, 2015 11:47 AM (a31sM)

761 Tying my post at 743 together with this one, I think Ted Cruz would be a splendid Supreme Court Justice. Mike Lee too.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 25, 2015 11:45 AM (5f5bM)

I think that is where he needs to be, or perhaps AG first.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 25, 2015 11:47 AM (LXJ1e)

762 Boehner resigning to spend more time with Democrats.

Posted by: TallDave at September 25, 2015 11:49 AM (74ZYB)

763 Yay! We get Kevin McCarthey now! Woo hoo!!

Now pro-abortion Renee Elmers can move into his huge office and give him massages there. How nice for them.

Posted by: L, Elle at September 25, 2015 11:49 AM (2x3L+)

764 @760

He will try to ram it through with the Donks and GOPe loyalists and the Turtle will do the same.

Book it.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 25, 2015 11:50 AM (o9lYR)

765 well, as the one SJW here, i'm calling out all you gloating racists. pushing Boehner out of the Speakership means one less person of color in congress. you crackers are sad

*golf clap*

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 11:50 AM (LUgeY)

766 Allow me to present my candidate to replace Speaker Boehner: The Honorable Demon Astaroth.

Posted by: Satan at September 25, 2015 11:51 AM (ZKW7n)

767 753 And Heather is gone.

https://twitter.com/HRatAOSHQ/with_replies
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 25, 2015 11:38 AM (iQIUe)

Huh? Shes boycotting us now?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 25, 2015 11:40 AM (AkOaV)

Think she's en route to Germany.
Posted by: Blano at September 25, 2015 11:45 AM (w1ewr)
==============

The Schnitzel Has Landed!
The Schnitzel Has Landed!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 25, 2015 11:53 AM (iQIUe)

768 50 new spray-tan places just opened up all across Ohio.

That's John Boehner for you, creating new jobs AND FINALLY getting his Cheeto butt GONE.

Posted by: deepelemblues at September 25, 2015 11:54 AM (L3WuP)

769 Holy Fuck, someone just got a margin call. This is not going to break clean. Write it down.

Posted by: Arkindole at September 25, 2015 11:54 AM (tz36Z)

770 So is Boehner going to become the Pope's wingman, pushing amnesty and immigration for the Vatican lobby?

Posted by: Fritz at September 25, 2015 11:56 AM (UzPAd)

771 Is Boner Catholic?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 11:57 AM (LUgeY)

772 771 Is Boner Catholic?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 25, 2015 11:57 AM (LUgeY)


I doubt Jesus ever visited the planet he comes from.

Posted by: buzzion at September 25, 2015 12:00 PM (zt+N6)

773 big f**king whoop, he's only going to be replaced by a younger, less weepy version of himself from Clownifornia.

Posted by: bob in houston at September 25, 2015 12:09 PM (XRxxn)

774 Little Victories! Golmert for Speaker!

Posted by: Paladin at September 25, 2015 12:11 PM (YNPwP)

775 Any of you put your meathooks on my papal mitre, and I'll kill ya.

Posted by: Pope Francis at September 25, 2015 10:27 AM (2Ojst)


Little-known fact: the cocktail bar in the Vatican is known as The Mitre Joint.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 25, 2015 12:13 PM (0yhH4)

776 I wonder if they do have bars in the Vatican. I know in Paris they have bars in the Palais de Justice. Run out of court in your robes and have a shot or two...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 25, 2015 12:25 PM (iQIUe)

777 Who will speak for Ooompa Loompa - Americans now????

Posted by: VelvetElvis at September 25, 2015 12:28 PM (hleDf)

778 You want: A true Conservative who will fight the good fight.

You'll take: Anyone who isn't a GOPe RINO squish.

You'll get: One of Satan's henchmen.

Posted by: An Observation at September 25, 2015 12:30 PM (ZKW7n)

779 Current status - Guarded Optimism.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at September 25, 2015 12:32 PM (Wo9OY)

780 I'm listening to Orange Speaker Cult's "Don't Fear The Weeper".

Posted by: The Osprey at September 25, 2015 12:35 PM (3TviK)

781 LOL - CNN, Reid, Pelosi, McCain, the rest:

"Boehner was such a bro, he was totally getting shit done, like DONE man, he could work with like anybody, why you right wing terrorists gotta harsh my bros man?"

Go fuck yourselves you duplicitous shitbags. Sic semper the rest of you.

Posted by: 0302 at September 25, 2015 12:44 PM (yHHKL)

782 Yes, John Boehner is Catholic.

Well, you people got what you said you wanted. Now we all have to live with the consequences.

Kevin MCarthy will now be second in line to the presidency. Congratulations, true cons.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 25, 2015 12:47 PM (ljZD2)

783 Tor Itoff

Emma Skew Laited

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 25, 2015 01:10 PM (E5UB0)

784 OMG, when Maxine Waters says you've done good, you should slit your own throat.

Posted by: Jaimo at September 25, 2015 01:21 PM (9U1OG)

785 I suspect Boehner is being ejected in an effort to eliminate Trump. The Trump Phenomenon (TM) has got 'em all panicking. They're finally realizing that what's driving the rise of Trump is burning RAGE, on the part of nearly everyone, against the Rep/Dem/Washington/WallStreet elites. So they're throwing us a bone to calm us down and maybe pfffft some of the air out of Trump's balloon.

Posted by: Kathy from Kansas at September 25, 2015 01:22 PM (AcTdG)

786 51 Why end of October?

Posted by: USA


The real money is in renting out his orange head as a pumpkin for Hallowe'en.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at September 25, 2015 01:31 PM (kfcYC)

787 Posted by: Kathy from Kansas at September 25, 2015 01:22 PM (AcTdG)

I agree. But they can only diffuse the rage by giving Speakership to conservatives. Replacing Boehner with McCarthy won't help.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at September 25, 2015 01:32 PM (MxONJ)

788 Now The Weeping Cheetos' toadie from Central Valley CA, Dennis Nunes, can pour Gallo down his throat and end our drought out west.


"Lighten up, Pope Francis..."

Posted by: LiveFromRussianHill at September 25, 2015 01:40 PM (LHLRD)

789 But perhaps Kevin MCarthy will understand that he does have to deal with the conservatives. Fear is a wonderful thing.

Posted by: Rich at September 25, 2015 01:46 PM (BcWH9)

790 Posted by: Rich at September 25, 2015 01:46 PM (BcWH9)

Yep, but it won't be enough to diffuse Trump insurgency.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at September 25, 2015 01:48 PM (MxONJ)

791 If you dare visit the link and read the comments, it's rather telling how many Democrats are going on and on about how wonderful Boehner was and how the Tea Party was a bunch of unruly children who just wouldn't go along.

WTF, haven't they ever heard of an 'opposition' party? Maybe, just maybe the Tea Party doesn't exist just to go along and say yes to everything they have to say. Maybe Boehner got to this point precisely because he represented the moneyed interests instead of that of his own party.

Posted by: BSR at September 25, 2015 03:09 PM (JQG3D)

792 Yeeeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!

Hammertime

Now, who's the a-hole that's going to replace him. If it's a GOPEr, I'm going be very, VERY sad.

Posted by: KR1 at September 25, 2015 04:47 PM (SNY8a)

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