REPUBLICAN HOUSE SPEAKER BOEHNER TO BE TEA-PARTIED INTO RETIREMENT

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Today, the House of Reps renewed the Violence Against Women Act.  But, in doing so, Republican House Speaker, John Boehner, had to – once again – violate the Hastert Rule – (named as such for the former Republican Speaker Dennis Hastert).
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Basically, the Hastert Rule posits that the “majority of the majority”, i.e., Republican House Members, have to concur on a piece of legislation BEFORE it is even brought up for a vote by the FULL House of Reps.  
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Boehner flouted this Rule on Dec. 31st in order for the House to stave off the Fiscal Cliff Crisis.  At that time Boehner only had a small minority of GOP-House members supporting him – approx. 85 – and along with 150 Democrats – successfully passsed that legislation to avoid fiscal default.
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Likewise – for the Congressional funding for Hurricane Sandy victims – in which his GOP caucus was overwhelmingly dead-set against – Boehner – AGAIN – employed an end-around the Hastert rule – using a minority of GOP House members to vote with the majority of Democrats to pass that relief legislation.
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Yesterday, YET again, Boehner used the same tactic in order to pass the Violence Against Women Act.
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It’ll be sooner, rather than later, that Boehner will be in the same predicament and his reign as Speaker will most assuredly be brought to a screeching halt.
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It will be done by either ONE of TWO ways:
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(1) by a small group of “moderate” GOP House members joining Democrats to call for a new House Speaker –
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(2) by the pre-ponderance of GOP House members (who are all just plain CONSERVATIVE) – calling for Boehner’s ouster and forcing a vote for a new Speaker.
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I can’t say exactly which scenario will come to pass, but it seems likely that Republican House Speaker John Boehner is going, going, gone before this year is out.
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