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(Mediaite)   McCarthy could be beaten by a Boehner. NTTAWWT   (mediaite.com) divider line
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2022-11-30 11:10:28 PM  
Kinky
 
2022-11-30 11:11:12 PM  
John Boehner had a few drinks and smoked while wandering around the capital pointing and laughing and wishing McCarthy best of luck.
 
2022-12-01 2:08:30 AM  

Ass_Master_Flash: Kinky


and you would know.....
23 skidoo
 
2022-12-01 2:09:14 AM  
Progressives love Boehner.

What a farking timeline.
 
2022-12-01 2:10:17 AM  
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2022-12-01 2:11:52 AM  
They had Boehner in a pod this whole time.

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2022-12-01 2:14:11 AM  
I'm sure Boehner doesn't want the job back.

It was like herding cats when he had it, and now it would be like herding cats on meth.
 
2022-12-01 2:14:18 AM  
Beaten by a Boehner?

Aw no. Nope. Not watching another trickybangoobersplat.

/The Tricky Clown/Madness crossover was hilarious
//But oh so NSFW
 
2022-12-01 2:14:25 AM  
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"I have my species equivalent of a Boehner."
 
2022-12-01 2:14:47 AM  

Yeast No 7: Progressives love Boehner.

What a farking timeline.


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Oh sweet baby Jebus.
 
2022-12-01 2:15:38 AM  
He was "too concilliatory", "too bipartisan" in 2015 -- things are worse, now, for a guy like him.
 
2022-12-01 2:18:35 AM  

Yeast No 7: Progressives love Boehner.

What a farking timeline.


"Love" might be a bit strong.  Better than McCarthy, and he had the good sense not to have anything to do with Trump.
 
2022-12-01 2:24:32 AM  

Alphax: I'm sure Boehner doesn't want the job back.


Oh hell no. On his final day on the job last time he was literally singing zip-a-dee-doo-dah.
 
2022-12-01 2:33:35 AM  
He may have forgotten whatever it was the Pope said which made him quit, but there's no way he's forgotten the hell that job was. McCarthy's safe... from that direction.
 
2022-12-01 2:37:39 AM  
Well he never skips wine day.
 
2022-12-01 2:43:56 AM  
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Azz
2022-12-01 2:44:01 AM  

Yeast No 7: Progressives love Boehner.

What a farking timeline.


No we don't. What we love is that he's making Republicans squirm.
 
2022-12-01 2:46:00 AM  
Thought the headline said Boebert for a second
 
2022-12-01 2:53:16 AM  

Azz: Yeast No 7: Progressives love Boehner.

What a farking timeline.

No we don't. What we love is that he's making Republicans squirm.


Ok.

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Azz
2022-12-01 2:58:23 AM  

Yeast No 7: Azz: Yeast No 7: Progressives love Boehner.

What a farking timeline.

No we don't. What we love is that he's making Republicans squirm.

Ok.

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And? You don't understand the subtext. That's just excitement over MQarthy potentially getting kicked in the nuts. I'll take a shot and cheer Boehner on for that too.
 
2022-12-01 3:02:19 AM  
Oh, progressives are subtle and nuanced. Neat.
 
Azz
2022-12-01 3:02:47 AM  

Yeast No 7: Oh, progressives are subtle and nuanced. Neat.


Whose side are you on anyway? Don't say maga or republican unless you want to get kicked in the nuts too.
 
2022-12-01 3:06:45 AM  
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2022-12-01 3:07:26 AM  

Azz: Yeast No 7: Oh, progressives are subtle and nuanced. Neat.

Whose side are you on anyway? Don't say maga or republican unless you want to get kicked in the nuts too.


Not Boehner's nor anyone that supports his play acting.
 
2022-12-01 3:21:34 AM  
Republicans hate the Republicans that get elected so much they go for the Boner?  LOL
 
2022-12-01 3:32:13 AM  

Alphax: I'm sure Boehner doesn't want the job back.

It was like herding cats when he had it, and now it would be like herding cats on meth.


I would think herding cats while on meth would be way easier.
 
2022-12-01 3:46:22 AM  

Jamais_Vu: Alphax: I'm sure Boehner doesn't want the job back.

It was like herding cats when he had it, and now it would be like herding cats on meth.

I would think herding cats while on meth would be way easier.


Depends - are the cats on meth, or the herder?
 
2022-12-01 4:18:37 AM  
Oh come on you guys, if we're making jokes you can't pass by this one.

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2022-12-01 4:20:22 AM  

Yeast No 7: Azz: Yeast No 7: Progressives love Boehner.

What a farking timeline.

No we don't. What we love is that he's making Republicans squirm.

Ok.

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Look, we're going to have a Republican as Speaker no matter what. If it turns out not to be one from the lunatic fringe, that's good for the country.

See?
 
2022-12-01 4:34:51 AM  
The new speaker of the House of Representatives:

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2022-12-01 5:01:36 AM  

Yeast No 7: Azz: Yeast No 7: Progressives love Boehner.

What a farking timeline.

No we don't. What we love is that he's making Republicans squirm.

Ok.

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3 people who have never been in my kitchen??
F*ck off.
 
2022-12-01 5:17:41 AM  

Yeast No 7: Progressives love Boehner.

What a farking timeline.


CSB:  When I lived in FL, the company I worked for was owned by a HUGE GOP Donor....so national politicians would have to come in, kiss the ring, take pics, and get their check.

Boehner came in in 2015 - and God Help me....in person....that man is one of the most strangely magnetic men I have ever met.  Yeah - I got a little touch of the vapors - the man is very charming....and actually a much more natural shade of dark tan than TV ever did for him.

/No - not proud of my momentary 'Tee Hee'.
 
2022-12-01 5:30:42 AM  

BeatrixK: Yeast No 7: Progressives love Boehner.

What a farking timeline.

CSB:  When I lived in FL, the company I worked for was owned by a HUGE GOP Donor....so national politicians would have to come in, kiss the ring, take pics, and get their check.

Boehner came in in 2015 - and God Help me....in person....that man is one of the most strangely magnetic men I have ever met.  Yeah - I got a little touch of the vapors - the man is very charming....and actually a much more natural shade of dark tan than TV ever did for him.

/No - not proud of my momentary 'Tee Hee'.


"Swoon"
Florida people standards.

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2022-12-01 6:11:13 AM  
Wasn't expecting that this morning.
 
2022-12-01 6:22:19 AM  
He was a normal moderate Republican from back in the day - throw accusations during the day, making concessions with drinks during the night. Good enough to keep the wheels of the Government and the Country rolling mostly - that's the job he hoped he had back then. I wouldn't be a middle school teacher ever. He knows better - FTS.
 
2022-12-01 6:33:02 AM  
I just farking hate this "the constitution doesn't specify that the speaker of the house has to be a representative," meme.

It's farking stupid.

Shut up.
 
2022-12-01 6:38:09 AM  
I thought Boner died awhile back.
 
2022-12-01 7:01:16 AM  
American's wine mom is making a comeback!
 
2022-12-01 7:02:23 AM  
If the Dems were smart, they'd vote for McCarthy as Speaker. This is a lame attempt to make the Rapethuglicans look reasonable, the Dems need to make sure the true GQP is on display at all times.
 
2022-12-01 7:22:10 AM  

MrBallou: Yeast No 7: Azz: Yeast No 7: Progressives love Boehner.

What a farking timeline.

No we don't. What we love is that he's making Republicans squirm.

Ok.

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Look, we're going to have a Republican as Speaker no matter what. If it turns out not to be one from the lunatic fringe, that's good for the country.

See?


There's very little chance of Bay-ner* being elected speaker, but it's fun to speculate about it for a few seconds and then move on. He quit because the party shifted too far to right for him to be an effective leader, but sure, in theory, he'd be more progressive than anyone who will end up getting the job.

Let's enjoy a few sensible chuckles.

Okay, we're done.

*Isn't that how he pronounces it?
 
2022-12-01 8:13:56 AM  

HighOnCraic: MrBallou: Yeast No 7: Azz: Yeast No 7: Progressives love Boehner.

What a farking timeline.

No we don't. What we love is that he's making Republicans squirm.

Ok.

[Fark user image image 682x697]

Look, we're going to have a Republican as Speaker no matter what. If it turns out not to be one from the lunatic fringe, that's good for the country.

See?

There's very little chance of Bay-ner* being elected speaker, but it's fun to speculate about it for a few seconds and then move on. He quit because the party shifted too far to right for him to be an effective leader, but sure, in theory, he'd be more progressive than anyone who will end up getting the job.

Let's enjoy a few sensible chuckles.

Okay, we're done.

*Isn't that how he pronounces it?


Other way 'round, as odd as it seems. Someone pronounced it like that, and he came back with "It's boner, boner."

/Radio show with my level of humor used it as a drop for a while, it stuck in my head.
 
2022-12-01 8:15:33 AM  
Yes, that's good and all, but did he cry randomly?

If not, that's an imposter.
 
2022-12-01 8:18:05 AM  
He's spent his retirement drinking, smoking, and supporting legal cannabis. He has a pension.

Would you leave that to try to manage Congressional egos and the MAGA party?  I sure wouldn't.

Even if he wants to do it for the best interests of the country, half of the Republican caucus refused to accept the 2020 election results (despite, you know, being elected in those same races and having no evidence whatsoever of wide-scale cheating). And very few of the others have been Liz Cheney or Adam Kinzinger and outspoken against their "colleagues."

To be an outside, unity Speaker would require the election-supporting Republicans to form a third party or (even less likely) join the Democratic Party. If that happened, then the way would be open for a unity government.

But while that sort of thing happens all the time in Parliamentary nations, it has been since the 1960s since it happened in the US (with the Southern wing Democratic Party splitting over the next 20+ years to become the roots of the MAGA party as it is today).
 
2022-12-01 8:34:54 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: If the Dems were smart, they'd vote for McCarthy as Speaker. This is a lame attempt to make the Rapethuglicans look reasonable, the Dems need to make sure the true GQP is on display at all times.


Your jib, I like it's cut.
 
2022-12-01 8:38:08 AM  

Yeast No 7: Azz: Yeast No 7: Progressives love Boehner.

What a farking timeline.

No we don't. What we love is that he's making Republicans squirm.

Ok.

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I didn't realize some randos on the internet were "progressives".
 
2022-12-01 8:40:17 AM  
Boring reality is he's probably there to lobby in support of McCarthy.
 
2022-12-01 8:40:57 AM  

Jumbled: I thought Boner died awhile back.


Dead boner? They've got pills for that now.
 
2022-12-01 8:47:07 AM  

RubiconBeer: Wasn't expecting that this morning.


Just a little morning glory, as it were...
 
2022-12-01 8:50:20 AM  
My kingdom for a link to the article on this here site the day Boeranger quit, just in case you're looking for more evidence that the discourse has moved obscenely to the right. The news was (rightly) met with balloons and parades.

(He announced on September 25, 2015 for the industrious Farker interested in dredging it up.)
 
2022-12-01 11:38:18 PM  
I didn't bother scrolling through all the twitter reactions to see if TFA ever mentioned that you can't be the speaker of the house if you're not an elected member of the house. Kind of ruins their clickbait angle if they lead with that I guess.
 
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