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(Twitter)   Peter King (R-IRA) is thinking about switching parties. Suck it, libs   (twitter.com) divider line 165
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2013-01-02 02:54:57 PM  
Uh, we don't want him either.
 
2013-01-02 03:00:32 PM  
As long as he's switching to the Constitution Party or something.
 
2013-01-02 03:00:47 PM  
I just read the Wikipedia page on him. He's a loon.
 
2013-01-02 03:08:26 PM  
He'll get over it
 
2013-01-02 03:08:40 PM  
Wow he's pissed.  I was reading a TPM article where he was praising Cantor for helping with Sandy relief, so I think this all but guarantees that Cantor is challenging Boehner tomorrow for Speaker.

I think Pelosi doesn't want him though.  He should go make his own party.
 
2013-01-02 03:12:14 PM  
The guy is certainly no Dem--he's basically a teabagger type.  I certainly don't blame him for wanting to disassociate himself with the Repubs, but he should just go independent.  Maybe even FarkIndependentTM.
 
2013-01-02 03:13:57 PM  
If he broke off and became a Conservative party member and got some other reps to follow him we could be watching the end of the republicans.
 
2013-01-02 03:19:26 PM  

GAT_00: so I think this all but guarantees that Cantor is challenging Boehner tomorrow for Speaker.


I think that die was cast when Cantor vocally refused to back Boehner on the fiscal cliff deal.
 
2013-01-02 03:30:35 PM  

James!: If he broke off and became a Conservative party member and got some other reps to follow him we could be watching the end of the republicans.


Is there a national "Conservative Party" or is NY's just the biggest?
 
2013-01-02 03:33:01 PM  
Wouldn't make me vote for him.
 
2013-01-02 03:37:48 PM  

GAT_00: He should go make his own party.


There ain't no party like a Peter King party 'cuz a Peter King party don't stop.
 
2013-01-02 03:38:49 PM  

GAT_00: He should go make his own party.


A Peter Party, perhaps?
 
2013-01-02 03:38:53 PM  
Fark off, Peter King. Why don't you go give more money to the IRA so they can blow up women and children.
 
2013-01-02 03:41:11 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: James!: If he broke off and became a Conservative party member and got some other reps to follow him we could be watching the end of the republicans.

Is there a national "Conservative Party" or is NY's just the biggest?


I think it's just a state thing. Most states have a bunch of smaller offshoot parties that basically backs either the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate. In New York, I think the Conservative Party is the major one backing the Republicans and the Working Families Party backs the Democrats.
 
2013-01-02 03:45:22 PM  

James!: If he broke off and became a Conservative party member and got some other reps to follow him we could be watching the end of the republicans.


or the rebirth, if the republicans could shed both the religious right and tea party wing they could come back slimmer and with more of a punch. After a cycle or 2 of wins for the left due to fragmentation on the right those wings would fold back with less say in matters.
 
2013-01-02 03:54:34 PM  

make me some tea: Uh, we don't want him either.

 
2013-01-02 03:57:09 PM  

GAT_00: He should go make his own party.


This is a great idea. He can take the rest of the nutbags with him.
 
2013-01-02 04:00:48 PM  
Out of curiosity is Speaker elected by a majority of the majority, or by a majority of votes cast?

If half GOP votes Boehner, half votyes Cantor, and all Dems vote Pelosi, is Pelosi Speaker?
 
2013-01-02 04:04:06 PM  

Elandriel: Out of curiosity is Speaker elected by a majority of the majority, or by a majority of votes cast?

If half GOP votes Boehner, half votyes Cantor, and all Dems vote Pelosi, is Pelosi Speaker?


The majority party elects the Speaker.
 
2013-01-02 04:07:13 PM  

Nabb1: Elandriel: Out of curiosity is Speaker elected by a majority of the majority, or by a majority of votes cast?

If half GOP votes Boehner, half votyes Cantor, and all Dems vote Pelosi, is Pelosi Speaker?

The majority party elects the Speaker.


Yeah after hitting submit I punched myself in the face and googled it.  The internet makes us so lazy.
 
2013-01-02 04:07:41 PM  

Elandriel: Out of curiosity is Speaker elected by a majority of the majority, or by a majority of votes cast?

If half GOP votes Boehner, half votyes Cantor, and all Dems vote Pelosi, is Pelosi Speaker?


To the best of my knowledge, it's internal party elections in Congress.  There was a fun example a few years back here in TN.  There was a one vote GOP majority, and the old GOP Speaker was going to lose his job.  However, the Speaker vote was not internal to the party.  So he went to the Democrats and said if they all voted for him, he'd pass some of their legislation.  He won.
 
2013-01-02 04:10:16 PM  
I can't see Boener surviving this circus- losing the Plan B was a no confidence vote onto itself
 
2013-01-02 04:10:47 PM  
make me some tea:  Uh, we don't want him either.

THIS.  That man has a shait-load of crazy in him.
 
2013-01-02 04:12:29 PM  

Elandriel: Out of curiosity is Speaker elected by a majority of the majority, or by a majority of votes cast?


That.
 
2013-01-02 04:18:03 PM  
As a Democrat, I am looking forward to following tomorrow's vote for Speaker of the House.

assets.paleycenter.org

It should be verrrrry interesting
 
2013-01-02 04:19:47 PM  

Nabb1: Elandriel: Out of curiosity is Speaker elected by a majority of the majority, or by a majority of votes cast?

If half GOP votes Boehner, half votyes Cantor, and all Dems vote Pelosi, is Pelosi Speaker?

The majority party elects the Speaker.


Technically, the majority party (by being the majority party) has its selected candidate for Speaker elected by a majority of the House.  In the example above, Pelosi would not be speaker, unless she could peel off 20 or so Republicans to support her (and get a Majority).  That probably wouldn't happen, so they'd nominate other people on the next ballot until the majority party (or a majority coalition) could find someone who could attain a majority.
 
2013-01-02 04:27:49 PM  
He'd seem to fit in OK with the Blue Dog caucus.

Hell, he now might even be a viable compromise candidate for Speaker, if Cantor botches his revolt against Boehner.
 
2013-01-02 04:30:02 PM  

make me some tea: Uh, we don't want him either.


God no. Get him the fark away from Democrats, please. I want him in his own little party, where he can do no harm.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-01-02 04:44:49 PM  

Rincewind53: make me some tea: Uh, we don't want him either.

God no. Get him the fark away from Democrats, please. I want him in his own little party, where he can do no harm.


I think a third party would be a great idea, as long as it siphons votes from the GOP.
 
2013-01-02 04:45:25 PM  

vpb: Rincewind53: make me some tea: Uh, we don't want him either.

God no. Get him the fark away from Democrats, please. I want him in his own little party, where he can do no harm.

I think a third party would be a great idea, as long as it siphons votes from the GOP.


You mean like a Tea Party?
 
2013-01-02 05:12:40 PM  
We need a four party system

D - Democrats
I - Independents
R - Republicans
T - Tea Baggers
 
maybe a fifth is called for... someone figure out Y.
 
2013-01-02 05:14:05 PM  

cannotsuggestaname: We need a four party system

D - Democrats
I - Independents
R - Republicans
T - Tea Baggers
 
maybe a fifth is called for... someone figure out Y.


Yossarians.
 
2013-01-02 05:14:29 PM  

Elandriel: Out of curiosity is Speaker elected by a majority of the majority, or by a majority of votes cast?


To be elected, a candidate must receive an absolute majority of all the votes cast for individuals. This number may be less than a majority (now 218) of the full membership of the House, because of vacancies, absentees, or members voting "present." Linky.

Nabb1: The majority party elects the Speaker.


BZZT. If the majority party can all agree, that's sufficient. However, if there is a division within the majority party, there may be multiple votes taken, until one candidate has the required absolute majority. It's rare that more than one vote is needed, but it's happened.

The current record is two months.
 
2013-01-02 05:52:51 PM  
We're greening Twitter links now? I don't think I like where this is going...
 
2013-01-02 05:53:38 PM  
Send him to the Browns.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-01-02 05:56:54 PM  

Cyberluddite: The guy is certainly no Dem--he's basically a teabagger type.  I certainly don't blame him for wanting to disassociate himself with the Repubs, but he should just go independent.  Maybe even FarkIndependentTM.


He's almost too uninformed and batcrap insane for the Fark Independents™.

Almost.
 
2013-01-02 06:12:53 PM  
Just from listening to him is like nails on a chalk board. I think he would spoil any party. Why would anyone care who he votes for anyway? I really don't know, did he predict something sometime that was right AND relevant?
 
2013-01-02 06:23:41 PM  
let him become a Democrat, then he can be primaried next year
 
2013-01-02 06:35:52 PM  
Chris Christie is pissed over this too.  Boehner is losing all his support.
 
2013-01-02 06:45:58 PM  
He's a know nothin'. He picked the Chiefs to win the AFC West this year
 
2013-01-02 07:03:41 PM  

cannotsuggestaname: We need a four party system

D - Democrats
I - Independents
R - Republicans
T - Tea Baggers

maybe a fifth is called for... someone figure out Y.


Y you no include democratic socialists?

/ handle sure does fit though
 
2013-01-02 07:04:55 PM  
I say let the Dems take him, but only on the condition that congressman Keith Ellison gets to cockpunch him.
 
2013-01-02 07:14:43 PM  
^^^^^^^^

This
 
2013-01-02 07:16:20 PM  

make me some tea: Uh, we don't want him either.


Done in one.
 
2013-01-02 07:19:15 PM  

RexTalionis: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: James!: If he broke off and became a Conservative party member and got some other reps to follow him we could be watching the end of the republicans.

Is there a national "Conservative Party" or is NY's just the biggest?

I think it's just a state thing. Most states have a bunch of smaller offshoot parties that basically backs either the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate. In New York, I think the Conservative Party is the major one backing the Republicans and the Working Families Party backs the Democrats.


As I understand it, he can appear on the ballot as the conservative party candidate without being endorsed as the Republican candidate. It's just generally true that conservative candidates appear on both lines. He has a path to office without the Republican party nomination.

/NY Resident
//Repigs can keep him, no room here
 
2013-01-02 07:20:46 PM  
The King is dead. Long live the King
 
2013-01-02 07:22:43 PM  

make me some tea: Uh, we don't want him either.


He could become a citizen of Piersmorganstan.
 
2013-01-02 07:27:19 PM  
Nothing his party has done over the course of his career has bothered him much, but don't fark with his money.
 
2013-01-02 07:29:26 PM  

cannotsuggestaname: We need a four party system

D - Democrats
I - Independents
R - Republicans
T - Tea Baggers

maybe a fifth is called for... someone figure out Y.


T - Tea Baggers
I - Independents
R - Republicans
E - Evangelicals
D - Democrats
 
2013-01-02 07:30:11 PM  
Unfortunately, Cantor promises to be even more of an adversarial zealot than Boehner.
 
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