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[–] single_version 5 points 59 points (+64|-5) ago 

Did no one read this article?

He was trying to keep the government from shutting down on the upcoming fiscal year but the far right conservatives in his party forced him out because they have a huge hard on for defunding planned parenthood.

This is making it seem increasingly likely that the government will in fact shut down again.

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[–] Namrok 1 points 46 points (+47|-1) ago 

That about mirrors my reaction to the article. Joy, followed by "Wait, what?!" when I read why he was resigning. He's not crazy and uncompromising enough for the Republican party. What a terrifying sign of things to come.

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[–] My_Not-PC_Alt 3 points 4 points (+7|-3) ago 

True. It makes me wonder why there are so many enthusiastic conservatives in this country. They've got to be either a) just as crazy and uncompromising as the idiots they're electing, or b) willfully ignorant of how crazy their representatives are since they'd rather have a any conservative than a liberal.

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[–] NikoMyshkin 9 points -1 points (+8|-9) ago 

exactly my sentiments upon reading the article. let us remember that Boehner was the guy who told a reporter that if he ever dared ask him that question again he would fucking throw him off the balcony [at the senate]. Boehner was actually physcially pushing the reporter to the edge of said balcony as he said it (Boehner thought the camera had stopped filming).

And this is the guy that is too centre for the republicans. No wonder even the pope thinks they are dinosaurs.

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[–] whynotanon1 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

http://www.armstrongeconomics.com/archives/37245

Armstrong has been calling this since early 2015, but even more so recently. Boehner is hated by his own members, he earned his swift kick out the door. I think they were kind enough to let him fulfill his dream. The shutdown looks pretty clear now, it would be amazing if it coincides with Armstrong's 2015.75 model prediction.

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[–] My_Not-PC_Alt 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

I'm neither far-left nor particularly well-disposed towards Planned Parenthood. But you can't ignore the facts.

No matter how you slice it, controversy or no controversy, Planned Parenthood is and has been entitled to federal funding since 1970. And it is the responsibility of the government to set a budget that appropriately funds all programs that are entitled to federal support.

The crux of the shutdown is that Republicans would rather shut down the government to not-actually-prove a non-point. Look, if the Right wants to stop funding Planned Parenthood, go ahead. Pass a bill that revokes its right to federal funding. But as long as the law says it should be funded, stop pouting like little toddlers and actually fulfill the duties of your office.

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[–] John_Boehner 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Unfortunately the lunatic fringe is no longer the fringe, it's the majority. At this point the only way to save the GOP is to let the crazies take charge for a year so the nation sees what they have in plan for the country. Hopefully then America will step-up and elect reasonable people into the party next cycle. This will most likely make a (D) in the White House inevitable, but at this point it's better for the party to lose the Presidency for 4 years than allow the GOP to go extinct; or worse yet, to let the current GOP select 1 or 2 Justices.

The GOP is dead. Long live... Something better?

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[–] Br0k3nsn0fl6k32 [S] 2 points 16 points (+18|-2) ago 

Mr. Boehner’s surprise announcement came just a day after Pope Francis visited the Capitol, the fulfillment of a 20-year dream for Mr. Boehner of having a pontiff address Congress.

I would have paid for the pope to visit him if I'd realized this would be the result.

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[–] l-emmerdeur 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Is a Red Sox fan his whole life.

Hears Pope speak.

Realizes he's playing for the Red Sox.

Resigns.

This shit is almost poetic.

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[–] guinness2 9 points -3 points (+6|-9) ago 

Then you likely would have only needed to pay for a single rent boy for the Pope to use...

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[–] Br0k3nsn0fl6k32 [S] 3 points 1 points (+4|-3) ago 

Hah! Too true.

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[–] Karit 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

The New York Times is painting this guy up like he's been a hero. I always thought he was a complete douche. To me it always felt like he was the one holding the entire country hostage over the annual government shut down nonsense. I hope what they're saying is bullshit or else we're proper fucked.

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[–] Br0k3nsn0fl6k32 [S] 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

The New York Times represents northeastern interests and viewpoints, i.e. financial industry. Boehner's replacement is unlikely to be as subservient as he was, so in their little world he was the best of the worst (republicans).

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[–] nigganaut 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The guy has actually regularly had his office pull the plug on cspan coverage of Congress when republicans were being shown in a bad light.

Giant anti American douche.

I personally feel that this should be a criminal offense, yet, crazy people out there IN THE MEDIA honor and turn a blind eye to his transgressions. It's abhorrent.

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[–] mamwad 4 points 14 points (+18|-4) ago  (edited ago)

This shows just how crazy the Republican Party has become.

Obligatory: https://youtu.be/NDyt_qCCiTo

We'll miss you, you emotional wreck.

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[–] Br0k3nsn0fl6k32 [S] 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

He's the main reason someone like Donald Trump can do so well, so fast, with so little effort. Honestly I'm impressed he made it this long as speaker.

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[–] IronAnvil 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Between him and Mitch McConnell, you're absolutely right.

Like any political party, the Republican party promises things to their voters, for instance, defunding obamacare, ending domestic spying, securing the border, and in general behaving as they portrayed themselves during campaign. Every effort to actually do -hell, attempt!- those things was blocked by John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. After enough time of fighting against their own base, their base revolted.

This is why, what, three of the top four candidates for the Republican nomination are never-run-before outsiders? That may be unprecedented. Certainly it is in modern history.

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[–] smokeu 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Reminds me of my own father.

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[–] bayesianqueer 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Came here to post this.

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[–] vuke69 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

It's been rumored that Oompa Loompas collectively paused for a moment of silence for their creepy alcoholic uncle, Willy Wonka was unavailable for comment.

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[–] Br0k3nsn0fl6k32 [S] 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

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[–] vuke69 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

You are a gentleman and a scholar.

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[–] bayesianqueer 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Makes me wish there was gold to give like on the other place.

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[–] Maxcactus 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Let the name calling and character assassinations begin.

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[–] newoldwave 4 points 8 points (+12|-4) ago  (edited ago)

Bye, bye, you RINO.

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[–] Wolfs_claw 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

What's the over/under on when he accepts a seven or eight figure lobbyist job?

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[–] newoldwave 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Probably become the highest paid lobbyist ever. It's time to really cash in.

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[–] hypercat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Article quoted that he would probably get some kushy job on K street after the new year.

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[–] Spaceballs-1 5 points 5 points (+10|-5) ago 

I dislike the use of the term "emotional". It wasn't emotional, it was Boehner crying like a little bitch.

What happened to this guy where he just turns on the waterworks at will?

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[–] Imapopulistnow 3 points 2 points (+5|-3) ago 

Because real emotion is feels and feels is realz. Understand

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[–] rumathlete_1 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I hope trump does not toe the party line. I hope he just says he is against abortion to get votes and then not give a fuck. seriously how is this still argument. its fucking 2015 and my party doesnt see the danger in letting the gov control a person's body? sure it will start with the twat but it will grow from there. damn my party is short sided.

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[–] Br0k3nsn0fl6k32 [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

To me Trump is a true republican with all the good and bad that entails. He doesn't carry any water for the religious right and that makes him the best republican candidate since eisenhower in my opinion. That doesn't mean I'll vote for him, but I definitely view him in a much different light than any of his contenders for that party's nomination.

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[–] rumathlete_1 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I will vote for him as long as he doesnt go too radical. I mean you cannot have a candidate you agree 100% with.

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