Posts Tagged ‘House of Representatives’

Moderate Republican John Boehner Looks To Get Flattened While Playing Frogger

May 21, 2012

Republican House Speaker John Boehner compared trying to pass a bill in the House of Representatives to keeping “218 frogs in a wheelbarrow” on “This Week” this morning.

“I’ve never been shy about leading. But you know, leaders need followers.  And we’ve got 89 brand new members.  We’ve got a pretty disparate caucus,” Speaker Boehner said. “It is hard to keep 218 frogs in a wheelbarrow long enough to get a bill passed. “Boehner was responding to my question about the perception held by some that he has had difficulty maintaining control over his caucus during his tenure – especially the GOP freshman.

Moderate Republican John Boehner looks to get flattened while playing frogger.

 

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House Of Representative Installing First Womens Rest Room Next To House Floor, Look For Gridlock

December 2, 2010

House Speaker-to-be John Boehner is planning to install the first-ever women’s restroom next to the floor of the House of Representatives.

Boehner’s office says he’ll direct the Architect of the Capitol to convert an office into a ladies’ room just steps away from where lawmakers cast votes and debate legislation. It mirrors the space occupied by a men’s restroom on the other side of the House chamber.

Female members of the House have long complained that while their male colleagues can duck in and out of a men’s room right next to the chamber, their closest available restroom is much further away in the Congressional Women’s Reading Room, across the ornate Statuary Hall filled with sculptures of prominent Americans.

The new restroom will be located in what’s now the office of the House parliamentarian — the official who advises lawmakers on legislative procedure. That office will be relocated.

Boehner said the change was “long overdue.”

 House installing womens restroom, can’t turn out good..Look for gridlock.

Pelosi Claims She Has Fellow Democrat Support, Congressional House Sideshow

November 13, 2010

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has the “overwhelming support” of fellow Democrats in her bid to become minority leader in the next Congress, and says she’s not to blame for the Democrats’ mid-term debacle.

 “We didn’t lose the election because of me,” Ms. Pelosi told National Public Radio in an interview that aired Friday morning. “Our members do not accept that.”

Instead, the California Democrat attributes the loss of at least 60 seats to high unemployment and “$100 million of outside, unidentified funding.”

“Any party that cannot turn (9.5% unemployment) into political gains should hang up the gloves,” she said.

 Pelosi has now become Sideshow Nancy….

Pelosi Considers Staying As Democratic House Leader, That Wasically Wabbit!?

November 5, 2010

In the wake of Tuesday’s shellacking, outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, has been widely expected to step down as the Democratic leader and leave Congress.

Not so fast.

High-level Democratic sources in the House tell ABC News Pelosi is seriously considering staying in Congress and running for the position of minority leader.Pelosi is methodically calling every Democratic House member who won on Tuesday, as well as many who lost, sources tell ABC News. In the process, she is weighing her options and gauging her support.

Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC), a member of the conservative Democratic Blue Dog coalition, is urging Pelosi not to run and threatening to challenge her if she does. Another member of the Blue Dog coalition, Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT), told Politico that Pelosi should not stay on. “We just got whupped,” he said.

Pelosi added, “It’s never been about me. It’s about how our caucus goes forward to fight, continue our fight for the middle class.” Pelosi considers running for  minority house leader. Pelosi and her typically its not me its  you, that crazy wascially wabbitt.

  

  

 

Dems Desperate To Save The House

September 20, 2010

MCGREGOR, TEXAS – Little more than two years after she touted him for the vice presidential nomination, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cannot count on the support of Rep. Chet Edwards.

Edwards, a conservative Democrat trying win an 11th term representing this area southwest of Dallas, said he has not made up his mind whether he would support Pelosi (D-Calif.) for another term as speaker, as he comes under fire back home for his close ties to the Democratic leader.

“No, I’ve made no commitments for speaker. Until we see the outcome of this election, I don’t even know who will be running for speaker,” Edwards said in an interview while campaigning Saturday in this small town of 5,000 southwest of Waco.

Democrats from a number of states, including Texas, Ohio and North Carolina, are running away from Pelosi in a harsh political climate. Distancing one’s self from the speaker is nothing new for many Democrats, including Edwards, but the number of incumbents criticizing the party House leader is larger than it has been in past election cycles – and the volume of their criticism is louder.

More than a few Democrats have said they are wavering on supporting Pelosi as their leader next year. At least four House Democrats are running ads stating their opposition to the speaker’s agenda, and one Democrat running in Tennessee called for her resignation.

Edwards, rated by independent political analysts as one of the 10 Democrats whose seat is most endangered, goes further than most of his colleagues. He openly critiques his party’s entire agenda, saying its leaders “overreached” after the 2008 elections. Dems desperate to save the house.

House Democrats Hot, Obama Requesting Ebony and Ivory Replay..

July 15, 2010

House Democrats are lashing out at the White House, venting long-suppressed anger over what they see as President Obama’s lukewarm efforts to help them win reelection — and accusing administration officials of undermining the party’s chances of retaining the majority in November’s midterm elections.

In recent weeks, a widespread belief has taken hold among Democratic House members that they have dutifully gone along with the White House on politically risky issues — including the stimulus plan, the health-care overhaul and climate change — without seeing much, if anything, in return.

The boiling point came Tuesday night during a closed-door meeting of House Democrats in the Capitol. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) excoriated White House press secretary Robert Gibbs‘s public comments over the weekend that the House majority was in doubt and that it would take “strong campaigns by Democrats” to avert dramatic losses.

Attempting to quell the uprising, Obama met privately with House Democratic leaders Wednesday evening to reassure them of his support. Aides said the meeting went well and focused on the agenda in the run-up to the elections.

Obama would have no problems with a Republican controlled house this fall, to hang all the problems on going into his 2012 re-election bid, much like Bill Clinton of the 90’s.  Ebony and Ivory Strategy..