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Fri Oct 9, 2015, 12:17 PM

What are the odds for a coalition selecting the Speaker?

Can you see some conservative Dems lining up with some Republicans to select a Speaker?

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Reply What are the odds for a coalition selecting the Speaker? (Original post)
hedgehog Oct 2015 OP
Mass Oct 2015 #1
hedgehog Oct 2015 #2
HooptieWagon Oct 2015 #3
jwirr Oct 2015 #4

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 12:20 PM

1. Low. You need somebody who is done with politics, is acceptable to Democrats, and is able to do the

job. The main problem is that every Republican who wants to avoid a Tea Party challenge will not go for this, so you would need more than a few conservative Democrats to go to 218.

Obviously, this would be the sane solution, but the GOP is nowhere close to being sane these days.

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Response to Mass (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 12:33 PM

2. I misread your first word as LOL!

I tend to agree with your post.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 01:05 PM

3. Almost zero.

 

Any moderate republican compromising with Democrats is going to be targeted in the primary by the tea-baggers. Plus, why should Dems help the GOP? Why not let them expose themselves as rabid incompetent extremists? When the opposition is engaging in a circular firing squad, get out of the way!

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Fri Oct 9, 2015, 01:22 PM

4. Not any time soon. First they will watch them sink.

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