Friday, January 4, 2013

John Boehner (Barely) Holds On to Speakership

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Well the weeping, orange boner gets to keep his job. Even though the 112th Congress was less effective than the infamous "Do Nothing Congress" of 1948. Even though he's a perpetually drunken (allegedly), oafish clown. It wasn't in the bag though. He had some defectors, and only got in by two votes. I'd say, "no wonder he cried in his acceptance speech," but by now it would be weirder if he didn't.


Boehner reelected as Speaker; nine Republicans defect in vote

Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) was reelected Speaker of the House on Thursday after a week of rumors of a possible GOP revolt.

Boehner won a bare majority in a vote that saw nine Republicans vote for other GOP members, and several others who abstained from voting or voted "present." Two years ago, Boehner won all 241 available GOP votes. . .

Read more: The Hill

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