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  •  Interesting question. (1+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY

    Probably not.  But if the caucus really wanted him gone, I imagine they could do all sorts of things to make him miserable.  They would have to be united though, and I doubt that'll happen (not much room for defections).

    One should no more deplore homosexuality than left-handedness. ~Towards a Quaker View of Sex, 1964 (Proud left-handed queer here!) SSP: wmlawman

    by AUBoy2007 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 08:49:57 AM PST

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    •  Right (4+ / 0-)

      They could, ahem, prevail upon him to resign. Also, if the dissenters controlled a majority, they could just use discharge petitions to circumvent the Speaker and move everything to the floor. They could turn the Speaker into a figurehead if they wanted to.

      But they don't. They want certain things to happen without them having to be responsible.

      •  They are way too disorganized... (2+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY, JBraden

        From what I've read, the only reason Boehner didn't quit the job was 'cos he knew that the caucus was a complete mess.  He could at least mop it up a bit.

        GODSPEED TO THE WISCONSIN FOURTEEN!

        by LordMike on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 09:49:03 AM PST

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