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    Quote Originally Posted by Remathilis View Post
    Sure. I'll take losing the UAW money to take out the Americans For Prosperity and super PAC money.
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    Deal.
    Yeah...I'm betting most conservatives or libertarians or anyone you might think would balk would take that deal in a heartbeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remathilis View Post
    Sure. I'll take losing the UAW money to take out the Americans For Prosperity and super PAC money.
    I have no problem with unions encouraging their members to donate according to causes they feel their membership should support, but unions themselves being active gives me the same willies that corporations being active do.

    These are things that should not have agency.
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    I agree. I think people can have political speech, but companies, unions, etc don't need that right. I shouldn't have more speech than someone else just because I have more money than they do, as well.
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    Political contributions are nothing but legal corruption. We need radical reform in this area.

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    Boner is gone.

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/25/politi...ker/index.html

    Maybe the pope drove his hypocrisy in his face enough he couldn't stop crying?
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    didn't see that coming. that isn't an onion article CNN is using as reference, right?
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    Boehner is gone.
    Whoever replaces Boehner may well make the rest of us miss him. The dude was center-right. Many of those who have been clamoring for his unseating are whackjob-right.

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    Whoever replaces Boehner may well make the rest of us miss him.
    Bachmann 2015!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Advocatus Diaboli View Post
    Bachmann 2015!
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    Pundits expect it's likely House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will replace Boehner. From the office McCarthy vacates and on down the line -- House Whip, Deputy Whip, Conference Chair, etc -- expect the House Republican leadership to shift sharply right.

    I wonder if the odds for a government shutdown rise or fall with Boehner's pending departure.

    My prediction is that Congress gets even more dysfunctional under new House leadership. Expect even less to get accomplished.

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    I think a shutdown is basically assured now, unless the moderate GOPers betray the teabaggies (and therefore risk losing their seats.)

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    It looks like the Repubs will finally get to find out if people will like them better for shutting it all down. It's the tea party endgame now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diaglo View Post
    [sexy video in response to Michelle Bachman's name]
    Good choice, she always gives me a Boehner.
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    I think a shutdown is basically assured now.

    I'll be curious how that plays out on the campaign trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Halo View Post
    Pundits expect it's likely House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will replace Boehner. From the office McCarthy vacates and on down the line -- House Whip, Deputy Whip, Conference Chair, etc -- expect the House Republican leadership to shift sharply right.

    I wonder if the odds for a government shutdown rise or fall with Boehner's pending departure.

    My prediction is that Congress gets even more dysfunctional under new House leadership. Expect even less to get accomplished.
    Two things.

    One. I don't understand why you think there will be a sharp right turn in leadership. Boehner held the establishment in place against such calls, and those calls never got much traction. Truth is, the TEA party lost seats and power last election, do why they'd suddenly seize it now confuses me. I might see a rich of going more right, but I think it unlikely at this point.

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    I think ovi's right.

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