By The Right Scoop


The 113th Congress has already gaveled in but as they vote for the new Speaker of the House, fireworks are expected. But don’t get your hopes up as there still seems to be no one to replace Boehner.

Watch below:

UPDATE: John Boehner reelected by the House to be Speaker. He got at least 215 votes.

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  • Linky1

    The 113th COngress opening-also known as a “Chimp’s Tea Party.” http://www.britishpathe.com/video/chimps-tea-party-2

  • hramirez18

    if it is embarrassing to see how Boehner or Cantor nominate speaker of the house. But more embarrassing is to see that none of those who call themselves conservatives have the balls to challenge them publically.

    • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

      I’m kind of with you… It speaks to them as well as Boehner.

      • MiketheMarine

        Is it time to start packing my crap to move to Canada or Israel or is it time to start filling magazines for rifles?

        • Ariadnea

          I completely understand your frustration. Even as a Canadian, I felt so down when Obama won, even felt more down when Congress fumbled the ball in this fiscal cliff negotiation. Having said that, running away will only embolden those of the left to spread their agenda all over the world when you cede the US to them. Sooner or later they will catch up with you somewhere. I believe it’s better to make a stand and save your country – US is well worth saving.

          If only there are groups out there who have had more than enough and will organize a mass protest by withholding tax payments to force and pressure unproductive and abusive politicians to cut spending. No serious and real spending cuts, No Tax! I believe this will be more effective when done in mass – in forcing both parties to seriously and meaningfully cut spending and debt (instead of mathematical gimmicks), than depending on feckless spineless politicians.

        • nibblesyble

          Yay, I would love MiketheCanadian! LOL…you can stay with us!

        • warpmine

          It’s easy to run, load’em up and let them fly!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZSKETECBAFDEAUOUML4ICTKLAA Alex

        Except some of them do challenge Boehner.

    • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

      The following has been floating around lately; it’s especially appropriate on this thread:

      “I met a fairy today that would grant me one wish.
      “I want to live forever,” I said.
      “Sorry” said the fairy, “I’m not allowed to grant wishes like that!”
      “Fine,” I said, “I want to die after the Democrats get their heads out of their asses!”
      “You crafty bastard,” said the fairy.

      • BlueGood

        LMAo…I am Stealing that one…to whack Liebrals in Canada!..Well done!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KYTC7EGQASGOTQYPY2KPC4XCZY Don

      When the Boston Globe openly supports Boehner for Speaker of the House so he can drive the Tea Party members into the dirt, it sends a message that should be loud and clear. The RINOs are now the third party, but they should get some support from the mainstream media as their mission is to keep the conservatives from being a force and the RINOs serve that purpose perfectly.

    • clockwindingdown
      • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

        Please give a little hint of the contents of a link. I do it myself, so this is a “please,” not a “because I told you so” and I want to make that clear. It’s just that when I see a link, unless I get some clue as to what’s there, I’m reluctant to follow it. I followed your link and did like the info. But if I didn’t know you/see other posts by you so could tell you were a good guy, I wouldn’t follow the link. I’ve requested this of other posters before too, so don’t think I’m picking on you, it’s not my nature.

        • clockwindingdown

          Excellent advice Wolfie! Will do in the future…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZSKETECBAFDEAUOUML4ICTKLAA Alex

      None of them challenge them? Watch it there. If that were true he wouldn’t remove them from committees. Gohmert and some others have publicly challenged Boehner, some voted against him and the spending bills he championed didn’t even get a majority of the caucus.

      This generalizing stuff is harmful. There are some people out there.

  • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Stewie

    I hope this special message to Boehner works

    http://yfrog.com/m9bybg

    • Dukehoopsfan

      My sentiments exactly! The stupid party once again is preparing to form a circular firing squad.

      • TimeForAnarchy

        As long as Court Jester Harry is standing in the center, fire away!!!!

        • MiketheMarine

          Why hasn’t Reid and Pelosi died yet? Aren’t they like 100 years old each? They’ve got to die eventually, don’t they?

          • TimeForAnarchy

            These crotchety has-been liberals seem to live forever! Probably because there’s very little wear & tear on a body & soul that is a parasite.

          • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

            Lyrics from an Iron Maiden song: “Only the good die young, all the evil seems to live forever” :-(

      • warpmine

        Could they at least use live ammunition for this exercise?

  • CO2isGood

    Hope these fool republicans start opposing all these dang spending bills.

  • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

    I’m not hopeful we’ll oust the Orange CryBaby RINO. How I wish I were!

    • Orangeone

      Rusty rather than orange please

      • MiketheMarine

        That was the first thing I thought too. ” What the heck is wrong with Orangeone?” I like her AND her posts.

        LOL.

        We BOTH know Wolfie loves you and didn’t mean you, M’Lady.

        • Orangeone

          I know, it’s a comment to Boehner’s overtanning but I like reminding Wolfie…..besides rusty gives me hope Boehner will soon be in the junkyard.

          • MiketheMarine

            ((((($)))))

            • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

              Great reading your “orange” chat guys! Sorry Orangeone… I’ll call him heavilytannedman. Better? :-)

  • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

    They all clap… Throw them a fish… Sheepseals. :-(

  • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com/ On The Mark

    No further nominations? What?!?! How about a conservative?

    • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

      You took the words right out my mouth. Not even a challenger? (shakes head)… If I were a Conservative there, I’d challenge or back a challenger… Even if I lose… So what… It’s called principle… Listening away here, and we’re stuck with Boehner. What a SHAME!!!

    • MiketheMarine

      How about a wookie or a flipping gold fish.
      they couldn’t be any less effective than Bawling Boner.

    • warpmine

      What happened to the proposal of secret vote?

  • hramirez18

    if they had decency with those two candidates would be a draw to 0 votes

  • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

    We’re stuck with Boehner! F**K!

    • ryanomaniac

      Damn, Sh** are also fitting Wolfie.

      • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

        Yes they are… As in: Damn, I feel like we’re up sh** creak without a paddle.. :(

    • MiketheMarine

      My first impression too, Brother

    • tvlgds

      Dad and I were at a local BBQ place when we saw the news on the tv there. I said “oh s**t” and the guy at the table next to us said “that’s what I said, too.” We had quite the interesting conversation.

      • warpmine

        Did you get his name and unit? If not you could have enlisted him in a new army to defeat the liberals using real weaponry.

        Seriously, why bother at this point. Once again Ann Barnhardt was right, nothing will change until the official bankruptcy.

        • tvlgds

          He’s a civilian. I’m sure he’d be with us in a new army!

          • warpmine

            Hope you’re correct.

  • hramirez18

    west have one

  • tshtsh

    Wow, did not see that nomination. Guess he is looking good now.

  • ryanomaniac

    The song remains the same.

  • badbadlibs

    How could it be humanly possible there is nobody to replace the speaker??? Has there ever been a more feckless congress in the history of this once great country?
    A pox on both their houses.
    I could only watch this for a millisecond. Knowing that the likes of LTC West was replaced with a vile know nothing and the likes of grayson elected again in Florida is more then I can stomach.

    • poljunkie

      Oh geez. I forgot about Grayson. When you look up disrespectful scumbucket in the dictionary, Alan Grayson photo is there.

      Oh, and his childrens names? People give the Palins grief…. but his kids with his wife Lolita…. Stormy, Stoney, Starey, Skye, and Sage…are right up there in the creative dept.

      • badbadlibs

        Put beside his picture those of who voted for such a person.

  • Freedomswatch

    Same old song, same old bad actors. I nominate Mickey Mouse!

    • LIBERTYUSA

      …I nominate GOOFY !”

      • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

        Come on guys! This is the House Speaker we’re talking about here! Show some RESPECT!!!

        It’s obvious that both Mickey and Goofy are WAY OVER QUALIFIED! :-)

        • nibblesyble

          lol!

      • sjmom

        Well, we certainly have a number to choose from with that moniker.

    • sjmom

      Mickey, Minnie and Pluto along with Donald Duck would do a much better job than this crew.

    • Orangeone

      Boycott Disney, they are Barky Boy bootlickers and profiting well making .gov commercials.

  • Freedomswatch

    Hey, maybe Pelosi will win. That would serve them right.

    • poljunkie

      Careful what you say. That would truly be awful.

  • hramirez18

    West have another one 5 of 17 so far

  • LIBERTYUSA

    …now is the time for a 3rd WAVE as in the LIBERTY TEA PARTY PATRIOTS (LTTP) to replace the whole ROTTEN BUNCH of RINO’S in the Congress and Senate .”(period)

  • Freedomswatch

    Louie Gohmert voted for West too. At least he’s not capitulating to the establishment without a fight. So far boehner has lost 5 votes. But Sam Johnson, my congressman just voted for Boehner. I’m sick of Johnson, but he’s in there till he dies, no getting rid of him. Ugh!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

    SSDD.

  • http://thecaptiansquarters.blogspot.com/ Capt-Dax

    God Help Us..

  • hramirez18

    7 left for unset the RINO

    • Freedomswatch

      From your lips to God’s ears. Hope enough find the courage to vote for someone else. If you don’t vote at all, you are not part of the equation, so it’s a majority of the votes that are cast that count. Sadly, that means not voting is wasting your vote.

  • NJK

    I will no longer vote Republican. I guess the Republicans are all socialists now. I am changing my party affiliation to Independent. I want no ties to them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

      Thanks for the reminder.

  • NJK

    I hope all of you are going to abandon the GOP. They’re all infiltrators. They’re all socialists. If they weren’t they would have never cast a vote for that theft bill that they voted for.

    They’re going to negotiate away your second amendment too, watch. I hope Boehner dies soon of a heart attack or something. I wish them all dead, to be honest. So did the father of our country, George Washington. I wish we could just take that route.

    • Orangeone

      He smokes so I’m hoping for lung cancer that metastasizes to the bone.

  • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

    Apologies if you’ve seen this before… But new people are coming here every day looking for answers and I think this might help us all:

    I feel like a man without a voice. Maybe you do too?

    I feel the Republican Party left me… I didn’t leave them! The Rs talk about embracing tax increases for the “rich” and “immigration reform” and moving further left… Surrendering instead of fighting… Telling us that we must simply accept the status quo.

    They have capitulated and thrown us God loving Conservative Patriots to the wolves!

    If there was ever a time for a NEW THIRD PARTY it is NOW!!! And the GOOD NEWS is there already is one: Constitutional Freedom Party!

    Follow this link, read and learn what our mission and platform is:
    http://constfreparty.blogspot.com

    If you find yourself in agreement with us, JOIN US! This is a grassroots movement that you, as a Concerned Conservative need to be part of!
    Come join us at : https://www.facebook.com/groups/CFP4US/

  • Freedomswatch

    Schweikert voted for Boehner? Are we just walking happily to the guillotine now? Or did Boehner promise hom his committee spot back? Quid pro quo, Clarisse!

  • hramirez18

    5 LEFT

  • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

    It’s like watching a train wreck or a car wreck in slow motion… it just gets worse as it goes on… :-(

  • Freedomswatch

    8 no votes+ 8 votes for someone either than Boehner=16 no votes, but nowhere near enough to get rid of the Oompa Loopa. Boehner will survive, but will the GOP? I think it’s time to primary and time for the TEA Party to rise.

    • stage9

      There’s one way to get rid of him, vote him out of office. Get to work Ohioans.

      • pdxlady

        That will be the only way to get rid of ALL of the entrenched. We have a lot of work to do.

  • stage9

    “But don’t get your hopes up as there still seems to be no one to replace Boehner.”

    What about the guy that sweeps the floor? He couldn’t do any worse!

    • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

      I prefer window washers. They spend less time around politicians.

    • Orangeone

      Or the woman that sweeps the floor….:)

      • stage9

        I ain’t about to go there! lol!

        • Orangeone

          I know, that would be sexist :):):)

  • stage9

    Is this roll call?

    sorry, I came in in the middle….

  • Freedomswatch

    Can’t believe Bachmann voted for Boehner, talk about CYA! If someone with her visibility can’t stand up and vote against him, what about the poor freshman who try? This stinks, she should be ashamed of herself.

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ The Right Scoop

      She only did it after he had 215 votes and was reelected by the House.

      • Philo Beddoe

        Typical Ron Paul move.

        Have a appropriation bill loaded with pork for his district, wait until the bill is voted and passed, then vote against it and complain about all the pork.

        These politicians are all on the same page.

        • http://www.therightscoop.com/ The Right Scoop

          No. Her silent vote contributed to the possibility that Boeher would be ousted. She tried but not enough went along with her.

        • Patrick Kapps

          If Ron was still in Congress, Boehner would not be speaker right now. He would have been the vote.

        • Patrick Kapps

          You guys have a real sick obsession with that little old man….the little old man thats been right all along. (for the most part).

          • Philo Beddoe

            Sick obsession? Really.

            It’s worse to have a sick obsession constantly running interference for self serving politicians. Must be a self esteem issue.

            It’s well known how the guy voted and why.

      • Patrick Kapps

        It takes 217 to become speaker. We were one away from denying him speakership. ONE VOTE.

        Bachmann, Ryan, and their ilk are fakes. Justin Amash, Walter Jones, and Thomas Massie is where true conservatives can be found.

        • http://www.therightscoop.com/ The Right Scoop

          No. It’s the majority of those present. The number was 215.

          • Patrick Kapps

            Ah, I stand corrected. But still, those two silent votes, if they abstained, would had been enough to prevent a majority.

            • http://www.therightscoop.com/ The Right Scoop

              Boehner had 220 when it was all said and done, counting Bachmann’s second vote. We needed 5 more to abstain or vote for someone else and we didn’t get it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

      I don’t trash Bachman, because I know that a lot of people like her. Generally, if I wait long enough, these politicians show their true colors. I gave up on Bachman when she was giving false statements about the IAEA report in the debates. I read the same document, and she was grossly misleading people.

      Edit: I believe that she has her committee seat for a reason, which is to promote war. Sorry guys, that’s just the way I see it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Grr-Time/100003094494939 Grr Time

      We could end up with Piglosi…

    • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

      It’s very disappointing to me too. :-(

    • Orangeone

      I will be tweeting Bachmann about that, do not care how many votes were there, she needs to vote on principle.

  • colliemum

    Well – there it is: make a big show before the vote, to look good in the meejah, and then cave-cave-cave.
    No-spine-GOP – with a very few, very honourable exceptions! Looking at you, Mr Gohmert, and thanks for voting for Allen West.

  • Rshill7

    Voting for speaker should be a secret ballot.

    I thought they were against “card check” type tactics. Apparently not. Were it a secret ballot Boehner would almost assuredly be voted out.

    Oh well, long live the Wuss ! !

    P.S: In “We The Living” (Ayn Rand), the starving little commie comrades were ever excited about the prospect of “electrification”. Can’t we be at least a little excited about wussification? What’s not to like about wimps and weaklings, other than everything? What’s not to be proud of about wispy reeds bending over double to the slightest breeze? And how can a loyal conservative not become all tingly with trembling extremities about these co-country-killers in the House and Senate which so-called conservatives voted for?

    Is it because failure deserves no applause? Yes, sometimes. However failure, when it comes from earnest, energetic, organized, applied, effort is one thing deserving of praise. Laying down in the middle of the road awaiting speeding tonnage is another, which is not. What does that produce other than rapidly deteriorating possum guts? Nothing.

    So what is worthy of admiration or adulation here with these Republicans?

    Nothing. Nothing at all.

  • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

    Yet another reason to throw out all the bums. It’s all talk and BS walks.

  • colliemum

    Oh look – they’re not using electronic voting machines, they use pencils and paper!

    If it’s good enough for the House, it’s good enough for the Presidential elections, no?

    • poljunkie

      I agree. No more electronic voting.

  • sjmom

    The fix is in and it’s same old and we can look forward to even higher taxes, larger deficits, more debt and let’s not forget persecution of Christians and the debasing of society.

    I praise the Lord He never changes, He is still on the Throne and still protects His people because it is He, and none other who can save us from this wickedness. To God be the Glory!

    “That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord and there is none else.” Isaiah 45:6 KJV

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

    I wonder if Boehner misses his sessions with Obama while he is on vacation. At least he will retain his position, and will be able to keep spending time with his buddy. I hate to see such good friends split up because of politics.

  • poljunkie

    Hopefully he will be more strong willed now that he has proclaimed he won’t have one on one negotiations with Obama since he uses them to his advantage.

    Obama uses everything to his advantage. Its painful.

    Come on Boehner grow a pair.

    • Orangeone

      This after he said we didn’t want bills coming out of the Speaker’s office….

      • marketcomp

        Well Boehner can start by eliminating the waste in that monstrosity of a bill for Sandy. The waste in that bill is OVER THE TOP! They need to break up that bill for bare essentials and introduce another bill for the pork. But, will he start there?

  • hramirez18

    After today we have to see who is still called conservative. Bachmann, Garrett, Blackburn showed how hypocritical they are. the excuse is that they will have already been decided. But you has to fight to the end for what you believe. Now I have to hear how some defend these hypocrites when it’s nothing to defend. I hope those who voted for Boehner have morals and decency not to mention conservative value

    • pdxlady

      It’s ALL politics. That is the sorry truth about how DC works. People have to go along to get along, unfortunately. We think logically, and they think about their political ‘careers.’

      I don’t believe that the Conservatives gave up their principles; they just saw the writing on the wall. Boehner has already shown his contempt for those that challenged his leadership, by removing Justin Amash, Tim Huelskamp and David Schweikert from their Committees. Boehner is a small, vindictive man.

      We can’t turn against the few Conservatives that we do have; no one will ever live up to our expectations. We need to keep them in their Committees for as much influence as possible.

      We also need to support secret ballots.

    • ApplePie101

      Bachmann is finished, as far as I’m concerned.

  • marketcomp

    Republican speakers from Blue States are diasterous for the Republican Party.

  • Spartan4Palin

    I stopped taking these jackasses seriously when they failed to challenge Obama on the most fundamental issue of our party. When they all chimed in and caved on fighting him because he was a ‘nice guy’ but wrong, I knew we were dead in the water.

    There isn’t anyone with the balls enough to fight back anymore. Rush was right about how the Congress has become a political stage show! I can no longer tell the difference between Hollywood, Media and Politicians? It’s all people ‘acting and pretending’ to be something they’re not!

    I’m disgusted with all of them!

  • wallwatchman

    After everything boehner has done to stick it to the conservatives in the house, they couldn’t muster enough votes to oust him?! Couldn’t find anyone in there with the guts to stand up to Obama?! Really?!

    This is too frustrating to do every day, every week, etc. Get your hopes up that there are some strong, conservative folks in DC that can push back on some of this garbage, and every day, more and more just give in, fall in line, and do the same junk over and over. Meanwhile, we sit out here, working our butts off, writing, calling, talking till we’re blue in the face, and they don’t listen and don’t care. Can’t do this helpless thing for the next four years! What action can we take? Ideas?

    • Patrick Kapps

      Rand Paul/ Rubio or Napolitano 2016

    • Arrrggghhh

      Keep the idea of Liberty alive and teach it to our kids. Join Tea Party type groups. Focus on state and local issues. Support conservative reps/candidates. Keep the pressure on RINO reps/candidates. Lay the groundwork for the 2014 mid-terms. Throw our resources behind a 2016 candidate early. I agree that Rand Paul might be a great choice. Get ready to protect your family and property. It’s going to hit the fan soon – that will open the door to the solution – Liberty.

      • wallwatchman

        I agree with ya on working at the local and state level. It’s more conservative there than at the national level. Also agree on making sure your home is in order. Teaching my children, taking care of debt, telling folks about the Lord, etc.

        As for working on 2014 or 2016 national races, I just don’t have it in me right now. Tired of these people lying to me. They want my support, time and money, but we’re soon forgotten when the going gets tough. Well, because of their stupid legislation, things will be getting harder for my family and others soon enough. I’ve already watched enough harm done to folks I care about these last four years because folks in Washington think this is a game. Let them marinate in what they’ve done for awhile, and see how they like being left high and dry when they need backed up, like they do to their people back home. I’ve had it with being lied to!

  • mike3e4r7

    Maybe now’s the time to have a massive march on the capitol to demand that boehner resign. Just a thought.

  • BikerHoop

    This is almost as depressing as the general election. All the hoopla yesterday was nothing but smoke and mirrors. They knew all along Boehner was going to maintain the gavel. That’s why nobody stood against him. Don’t understand what happened to the real conservatives. Apparently they’ve been lassoed by the establishment and are now in lockstep with Boehner. Liberalism to the rescue.

    • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

      I would say that we usually have one or two real conservatives at any given time. You will never see them in committee or house leadership.

      • BikerHoop

        Well, at least you won’t see them there for long… Boehner will see to that.

    • mike3e4r7

      I know. That there weren’t 17 conservatives with the guts to openly vote against Boehner is hard to phathom. I mean, how much courage does it really take? What’s the worst that could happen? You loose your seat on the committee of a rubber stamp congress? or maybe your funding dries up for reelection in two years? Big f_ing deal!

      • BikerHoop

        I agree with you, Mike. This is one of the most disgusting acts of cowardice I have ever witnessed. Where were all the so-called conservatives we sent after the 2010 election? Damn sure didn’t take them long to get sucked into the establishment. I guess maybe there’s some truth to what DuhOne said about not being able to change DC from inside the beltway. Kinda looks like you can’t change it from outside the beltway (via the ballot box) either. We’ve definitely got our work cut out for us, eh?

    • poljunkie

      This is horrible….But nothing is as bad as the 2012 election.

      Im still having trouble digesting it.

      • BikerHoop

        I think it runs a real close second to the election because now everything DuhOne wants done will be done because not only Boehner, but the entire House, is lockstep with the WH. We’re in for some real deep doo-doo.

  • mike3e4r7

    Listen to those fools cheering Boehner’s reelection! Woo Hoo! It’s as if they’ve saying, Screw you America, we do whatever the hell we want!

    • Dukehoopsfan

      They have exempted themselves from having to comply with all of the regulations that they foist upon us. Both mainstream parties have been bought and paid for by the special interests in this country. The real center of power in this country is not located on Captol Hill. It is on K street in Washington, DC.

      These so called “leaders” dare not stray from the script lest they be run off from the gravy train. Example: Allen West. Done in by his own party.

      • mike3e4r7

        Yep. How can you fight within the system when the system is so utterly broken?

    • BikerHoop

      >>It’s as if they’ve saying, Screw you America, we do whatever the hell we want!<<

      That's EXACTLY what they're saying… and proving.

  • poljunkie

    Allen West received 2 votes. Thats it????

  • M_J_S

    The GOP is OVER as a party….until we have a conservative it is pointless to watch the news…we know what will happen- NOTHING.

    • poljunkie

      We(Hubby and I were talking about this yesterday).

      The world is upside down.
      It is going to take years, decades to recover from 8 years of Obama.
      “They” keep saying the country is a mindset of conservative thinkers, and voters. That is looking more and more uncertain. Until the country recovers financially and our citizens no longer are looking for a hand economically our voting is going to remain twisted. One of the Democrat party’s central point and theme is one of entitlements – and this driving and compelling argument isn’t going away any time soon.
      Combine that with he media is more and together the equation is much more than 50% of the problem. Perfect example Gore sells to Al Jazerria because he has more in common than he does with Glen Beck? Wow that speaks volumes.

      For now it looks hopeless. But it is a New Year, and with Nancy Pelosi speaking in the background…….

      Lets do this…

      Ya Nancy…FREEDOM…

  • colliemum

    Aww, hammering on wood doesn’t get the attention of such unruly crowd – you need a proper ‘speaker’ who can shout “order, O-R-D-E-R!!” to make them quail.

    Mind – your unruly crowd has got nothing on our lot in Parliament. If you want to see how MPs behave (or not …!), then find a video of Prime Minister’s Question Time … one might as well be back in primary school, during recess …

    ;-)

    • poljunkie

      Wouldnt that be the SARGENT OF ARMS?

      I’d like the job..

      • colliemum

        Nope – the Sargeant at Arms carries the Mace and precedes the Speaker into Parliament. But he – or she! we had an outstanding Speaker some years ago: Betty Boothroyd (sadly Labour) – is the one who shouts ‘Order! Order!’ – and it’s he who says who can speak.
        Still, there are occasions where herding ferrets is an easier way of making a living.

        • meyou

          Mace??? Is that the kind that can be sprayed in Nancy Pelosi’s face?? Or is it the kind we could swing and slam it against Harry Reid’s head?? I love the UK!

          • colliemum

            Swinging this Mace against Harry Reid’s head might do permanent damage!
            I found this photo on the web:
            http://www.flickr.com/photos/uk_parliament/4642206013/
            to show what a magnificent mace this is.

            There are more photos, showing how the ‘Mother of Parliaments’ looks when in session. If you look towards the Speaker, in the magnificent chair, then the government is always on the left, that is to the right of the speaker, and the opposition sits, well, opposite! They change places when the opposition wins.

            • meyou

              Thanks for the visual–heck of a weapon! Every member of U.S. Congress should be armed with one, and every U.S. household should have a gun.

        • poljunkie

          Carries the mace? Wow

  • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

    The first step forward was getting rid of the Umpa Lumpa… We didn’t! So we took another step backwards instead… Great! just effin great! :-(((((

  • Sober_Thinking

    You simply have to laugh at this point. The GOP in general but especially the idiotic Democrats just don’t know enough about how to do their jobs or abide by the law or rules. They are so inwardly-focused.

    Republicans putting Boehner back into power is so moronic that there aren’t words. They deserve to die as a party. I just hope there’s a good 3rd party up and running so that the few good conservatives who are trapped in a coward’s body, will have a place to go.

    This is all so laughable… those people are so stupid, that it’s become entertaining.

  • colliemum

    Yeah, Ms Pelosi: let’s get rid of white Americans altogether, especially the males of the species, and let’s start with Congress. Great programme. Won’t happen.

  • poljunkie

    Pelosi, you make me sick.

    Quoting Reagan.

    Sooooo touching.

    Pardon me while I puke.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BX6ROP3X36W6OQV7EQ5VGNFOFE RCL

    When Pelosi blesses Boehner, believe me, she means it.

    We’ve got One Party Rule until conservatives start their own. To Hell with the GOP.

  • colliemum

    Blimey – I thought Madame Pelosi would never leave the central stage!

  • hramirez18

    damage control
    Michele Bachmann‏@MicheleBachmann

    At noon today, I introduced the first bill of the 113th Congress to repeal Obamacare in its entirety.

    • ApplePie101

      Introducing bills that have no chance of passing in order to allay public anger. It’s all looking like Kabuki theater now.

      • Orangeone

        We’ll see what the House does. They ran on repealing ObamaCare

  • poljunkie

    What John? What are you saying? It doesnt match what you did?

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

    It is really hard for me to listen to people like Boehner and Pelosi talk about the constitution and the sanctity of the office while using God’s name to legitimize their behavior. When I know that someone is blatently lying to my face, while envoking the name of God, I simply cannot continue to listen.

  • BHliberty

    I think the Republican party will wither away and as a result, a new party will rise up! It’s time for conservatives to work towards this goal! Much planning to be done!

  • MadAsHellJack

    This shows the true colors of the republican party and their total disregard for the American people. Where will these traitors stand when Feinstein comes after our guns??? Will they fold just as they did on the fiscal (what an effing joke) cliff? We conservatives must hang on and remember and stick to our core beliefs and that God is on our side. Those that have thrown God aside are doomed.

  • pmb88

    Im not surprised here. The problem was that there was no clear opposer that would have the necessary votes to unseat Boehner.

    • PhillyCon

      That’s the crux of the matter. No one wanted the job. They are all scared.

      • pmb88

        That or that they would have to listen Obama speak. I can barely listen to Obama. His voice is like someone rubbing styrofoam

  • Constance

    I watched Rep. Chaffetz on Hannity last night being asked about Boehner being re-elected as Speaker. Chaffetz chuckled and said it was either Boehner or Pelosi, so of course Boehner would be the Speaker again. He completely brushed off Hannity’s question and said we need to focus on a balanced budget amendment and move forward. It was at that moment when I knew they are all scumbags. All of them. And, I liked Chaffetz a great deal. I was very angry after that interview. I am still very angry. They can all suck eggs.

    • Nukeman60

      See my response to American Dream12. I agree with you that it sucks eggs, but all of the House gets to vote, so if the Republicans split their vote, Pelosi would have won. That’s why they submit a candidate prior to the vote and it’s a matter of majority leader or minority leader (generally, when a majority of the majority party wants another person, it has to be a greater number than the minority party can muster – and then the speaker actually steps down early to allow a head to head vote).

      • Constance

        I know, and you are correct. I guess what upset me so much is that there was plenty of time to get another candidate to go against Boehner and get some solid opposition in place to either force him to resign, or scare the wishy-washy members into voting for a change or face Pelosi reign again. The GOP did nothing. They nominated Boehner with only one opposition, and then they voted him through, leaving nobody else to even try to run against him. Then, they smile and chuckle and waive away the concerns as though none of this even matters. Just move forward, move forward. That’s all I ever hear these morons say when they are asked about stuff like this. Time for us to move forward. I’m just sick of it…. GRRRRRRRR

        • Nukeman60

          I know. This is not my party anymore.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • Rocco11

    I think I know why he’s orange, he’s full of sh_t.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elee-Zimmerman/1186792881 Elee Zimmerman

    No doubt Showbama’s celebrating …

  • NJK

    These people have no idea how much they a hated. I hate them with the same passion I’m sure George Washington hated the British. I would like to do to them what the British did. For now, I hope death hits them or their family by something or someone. Nancy Pelosi dying in a plane crash would be nice. Boehner dying of a heart attack or skin cancer maybe?

    I’m only wishing, the Father of our country acted. I revere that man.

  • Martin2717

    Congrats, GOP. You have now become the Whig Party. Kiss the House goodbye in two years. New party, now. It’s our only hope.

  • AmericanDream12

    Could someone tell me how Boehner could have been thrown out since nobody else was there to compete? I am not sure I understand the process. I mean – if West for instance had been front and center running for speaker so we would have West and Boehner. Then I guess the votes could have been clear for one or the other.

    May be I am being stupid but again, I don’t understand how that worked – the only one really running was Boehner ..please enlighten me. Thanks :-)

    • Nukeman60

      It was done behind the scenes. Each party lobbies for a candidate and then submits it, then the floor votes. If there had been enough votes to overthrow Boehner, he would have ‘gracefully’ resigned before the vote. Apparently, not enough votes were garnered in the private lobbies of the Reps (the majority knows they need enough votes to beat out the minority, so they wouldn’t split the vote allowing Pelosi to re-take the Speakership).

      • AmericanDream12

        Thank you so much :-)

  • tvlgds

    I’m sick to my stomach. Time to register as an independent. The republicrats do not represent me, and haven’t in some time.

  • aposematic

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong: The vote on the Speaker of the House is by majority. Since only two were running that meant 218 decided the winner, i.e. Boehner. If the R’s had challenged Beohner with another candidate that had gotten twenty two or more votes, Pelosi would now be Speaker by 207 D votes Pelosi, 22 R votes for Boehner R challenger, and 206 R votes for Boehner. It was a very tight game to keep Pelosi from being elected Speaker.

    Edited for SP.

  • chatterbox365

    What a bunch of wimps!

  • LIBERTYUSA

    …OH WELL ,at least the GREAT ONE (Mark Levin) who is on tonight will have some RED MEAT to CHEW ON !!!!!!!!!!

    I can hardly wait for his monologue.”

  • ApplePie101

    All I want now are the names.

  • ApplePie101

    The lesson in what we’ve seen in the past week is that we can’t look to anyone in the capital to protect the constitution or secure our freedoms. It’s ALL up to us, just as it was to the grassroots of the founding generation. In the coming months, like them, we need to assemble and organize to counter this statist coup, independent of party. Just like-minded people who are determined that their children not grow up as slave laborers for the government. Tea party, whatever. If they’re going to be Goliaths, we have to become Davids.

    • sarahsupporter

      And we can’t look to the Justice of the Supreme Court to protect the constitution either, after he ruled in favor of Obamacare. Seems everyone in DC is against us.

      • 08hayabusa

        I’ve known since 2008 that the Supreme Court was completely corrupt when it dismissed without explanation both of Leo Donifrio cases on Obama’s eligibility. They didn’t even bother to pretend to be on the up and up and hear either one of the two cases in open court, and both cases fast tracked to the Court and were heard before all nine justices, then they just dismissed them both without explanation.

        He filed his own case Donfrio v. Wells.

        And he help with the briefs in Wrotnowski v. Connecticut Secretary of State

        That’s why I wasn’t all that surprised by the Robert’s decision. For me it was just par for the course.

        You can read about the cases on Leo’s old website that he keeps up for those that want to research his research and legal filings.

        http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2008/12/

        The rest of the blog is here:

        http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/

  • Orangeone

    Here’s Louie Gohmert’s interview on Fox News re: Speaker vote.

  • Orangeone

    This is from November but an uplifting reminder of our gentleman from the great state of South Carolina, Representative Trey Gowdy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6doVxXfQkk&feature=youtu.be

  • jrt1031

    Anyone could have been nominated once the floor was open. A nomination and second are all that is needed… the problem is that you have back room closed door meetings so pretty much everyone knows before the session is open who is voting for whom. I would suggest to all that you get a copy of Roberts book of rules that will make you all more familiar with parliamentary procedures. There is so much corruption going on now from both parties look at the leadership or lack of and this tells us that the tax payed monkeys are all running amok. This is truly taxation without representation. Prayers…

  • xjesterx

    This is why I don’t even pay attention to these losers anymore.

  • Orangeone

    Just tweeted from Michelle Bachmann: At noon today, I introduced the first bill of the 113th Congress to repeal Obamacare in its entirety.

    • marketcomp

      Perhaps, Boehner got the message and will take the Bill to the House and that reprobate Harry Reid will introduce to the Senate. Good luck with that one. Thanks Orangeone for the update.

  • pdxlady
    • pmb88

      Shame it wasnt enough to unseat him.

  • Harry Jamerson

    I have been a registered Republican since 1968. Today I re-register as an Independent. The RINO’s left in the GOP do not deserve my vote or my money. They vote with the marxist to get along and do not represent anyone but themselves.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OOKK3KBK7M2DX5OKOV7ODZ3QTA Jay

    At first I thought it said, “The 113th congress groveled…” Well, close enough I guess.

  • Kordane

    This is yet further evidence that Conservatives have no power over the soft-tyranny Republican party.

    It’s about time that Conservatives jumped over to the Libertarian wagon. Sod the Republican party, it deserves to die.

  • mikeinidaho

    And as the conservatives in the Republican Party sit on their hands once again, the Republican Party becomes more and more irrelevant. Might as well be Democrats.
    We the People are thru being Democrat-Lite.