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gleitz05
Old people are allowed to be cranky.
09:51 AM on 02/10/2011
Boehner has been around politics long enough to know better. Perhaps if he hadn't been taking so much time away from his job to be schmoozing with lobbyists at the country clubs, cocktail parties and golf courses....he might have actually learned how his new job is supposed to work.
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WILLJLA
WINTER GREETINGS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!
11:57 AM on 02/10/2011
sounds like hard work - not he's thing i guess !
09:45 AM on 02/10/2011
Counting the votes for John is harder than counting the checks from the lobbyists.
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hopeisalive
Old enough to know better, but young enough to try
08:44 AM on 02/10/2011
Most people know what happens when you assume, but where are the jobs?
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Buckeye54
...the One your mom warned you about!
08:31 AM on 02/10/2011
Can you imagine the look on Boehner's face when he realizes that being Speaker of the House is a lot more complicated and is going to take a lot more time than he ever imagined?

Already I can imagine him weeping over lost golf outings and cocktail parties that will have to be declined because "this governing thing is so darn hard!".

I weep with joy at the thought.
08:29 AM on 02/10/2011
Miss McConnell must be livid at Boehner, when that aging actress counts votes.....they stay counted.
08:18 AM on 02/10/2011
The only JOBS the "protect life" HR 358 will produce, is digging women's graves.
02:55 AM on 02/10/2011
We already know you can'tor count on Boehner.
02:27 AM on 02/10/2011
Mr. Speaker, how do you spell 'Tea Party?'
Obviously it's not R E P U B L I C A N.
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ShinjiIkari
Do you understand how stupid it is to be afraid?
12:19 AM on 02/10/2011
Where, meanwhile, is Eric Cantor, the GOP House whip? He's supposed to make the numbers his business. Here in Chicago, no City Hall legislation would get anywhere without somebody knowing the vote count for and against and which votes could be shifted for what price. That may be tougher than usual, what with the GOP spread across an ideological spectrum from hard-nosed to wacko-jacko, and a handful of fanatics for each ideology insisting on "purity of thought".

Meanwhile, this reminds me of Dubbya's nomination of Harriet Miers to the SCOTUS. Anyone at least as Progressive as Lyndon Johnson just has to sit back and watch the fireworks.
ScaredAcademic
The GOP: Peddling Hate Since '68
01:30 AM on 02/10/2011
Cantor is Majority Leader. A McCarthy (Kevin) is the Majority Whip. And McCarthy apparently stinks at his job, but so does Cantor, and so does Boehner. One might disagree with Nancy Pelosi on many thinks but one would be hard pressed to claim she did not know how to do her job. The three clowns mentioned before, well, not so much evidence that they understand their jobs. Or maybe this is Boehner's more open House where the majority can't do stuff living up to the mantra of the Party of No except you wouldn't have thought they'd tell that to themselves in public. Oh well, it is really fun to watch.
02:24 AM on 02/10/2011
Good point. Cantor had it easier when all he did was sit back and hurl lies and empty promises. Looks like he gets a big F when it comes down the real work.
heronpoint
My micro-bio is empty
11:48 PM on 02/09/2011
But actually working is SO HARRRRD!
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Chris1962
NYC
11:39 PM on 02/09/2011
Sounds to me like the the Tea Partiers are running the show and the Old Guarders are still learning that.
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Big Jake
11:49 AM on 02/10/2011
You mean like the old guarder Republicans who are going to win in Iowa and New Hampshire... better check the polls Chuckles...
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Chris1962
NYC
02:47 PM on 02/10/2011
What's a "polls Chuckles"?
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Chris1962
NYC
03:13 PM on 02/10/2011
I would, except that I don't know what a "polls Chuckles" is.
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Carl Caroli
I just don't understand people
11:35 PM on 02/09/2011
Boehner and company are not the least bit interested in jobs for the middle class. As long as Wall st. is good, they are good. The dems need to point this out on a daily basis.
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Oska Wright
11:26 PM on 02/09/2011
Now now people he's knew to this Speaker of the House thing. He thought Nancy's had it easy
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Rich Baska
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10:45 PM on 02/09/2011
Boehner is counting clicks, tweets and facebook likes. It doesn't matter what Congress accomplishes, because job creation is NOT a "government function". Come on, we're talking about conservatism here. It's all appearance with a hidden agenda. Economic failure is just a result of "market forces". We allowed this to happen and the blame is shared by both the ignorant "new conservatives" and the short-sighted "progressives" that worship Jane Hamsher and Adam Greene. The progressives bitch and moan as if it's a badge of honor and are PROUD to not vote. Call it as I see it. Don't like it? VOTE in 2012!
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10:12 PM on 02/09/2011
Most bills considered under a motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill do pass, but failures are not all that unusual. Here's a partial list of bills that were brought to the floor on the suspension calendar in 2010 by an experienced Democratic leadership team yet fell short of the two-thirds vote:

January 20, H.R.3538, The Idaho Wilderness Water Facilities Act, 53 votes short. Same day, H.R.3726, the Castle Nugent National Historic Site Establishment Act, failed by 35 votes.

March 9, H.R.3650, The Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act, failed by 6 votes.

May 6, H.R.1722 the Telework Improvements Act, 8 votes short.

May 18, H.R.5325, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, 12 votes short.

June 15, H.R.4855, the Work-Life Balance Award Act, failed by 24 votes.

July 29, H.R.847, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, failed by 18 votes.

September 23, H.R.4823, the Sedona-Red Rock National Scenic Area Act, failed by 21 votes. Same day, H.R.5110, the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Modification Act, 24 votes short.

November 18, H.R.6419, Emergency Unemployment Compensation Continuation Act, 17 votes short.

December 8, H.R.6495, the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2010, 58 votes short.

December 16, S.987, International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act, 31 votes short.