Thursday, November 27, 2014

Boehner's gonna stay

Forget the earlier talk. Any Republican will to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House has apparently collapsed.

I missed this at the time, but a voice vote in earlier this month only saw two or three House Republicans voicing objections to a third Boehner term as speaker.

At least one of the dissenters was from Georgia.

The Hill notes:
Rep.-elect Jody Hice (R-Ga.) confirmed in an interview that he was one of the members who voted no. A conservative talk-radio host, Hice had pledged during the campaign to vote against Boehner. 
"Throughout the district, I heard over and over and over they wanted new leadership," Hice said of his constituents.
But even Hice says he may not vote against Boehner when the official 'on the record' vote rolls around in January 2015.

If you thought the conservative wave that hit the polls November 4th would lead to a resurgence in Republican conservatism, think again. Another election has come and gone where the conservative vote was taken for granted, and now that campaigning's over, the party leadership returns to its muddling middler ways.

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