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    Boehner so unpopular, Amash guy votes for labrador for Speaker!!!???

    Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) voted for Rep. Raul Labrador.
    I can't believe even the far right in the House didn't give Boehner high marks for getting Obamacare repealed 33 times!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soflasnapper View Post
    I can't believe even the far right in the House didn't give Boehner high marks for getting Obamacare repealed 33 times!!!

    What more could they ask of the man? A humble man, with much to be humble for.
    Its a sign of the times.

    Ever since the CU decision the tables have turned. Big money is now calling the shots in the Republican Party and they are not shy about it. they come out openly and say, " do what we want or come the primary, we will blow you away with a Sunami of cash."

    Also, the extreme Gerrymandering over the last few years makes it all worse.

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    Actually it's new big money interests (eccentric Libertarian billionaires like the Kochs) vs. older big money interests (such as those represented by the Business Roundtable, Chambers of Commerce, and etc.).

    In many cases, such as the debt ceiling scenarios, the sequestration scenarios, etc., the older big money, the business interest lobbying groups, favor the moderate Republican policies of Obama and Co. Why? Because predictability in the economy makes for better business conditions, while wildly swinging conditions around for ideological reasons puts the consumers and business investors in turmoil and doubt, dampening the economy.

    What maybe has yet to happen, and maybe where you're right, is that the older big money interests may be restricting themselves to the older lobbying models, and not engaging directly in primary challenges, to make taking crazy right wing positions carry a price IN GOP PRIMARIES.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soflasnapper View Post
    Actually it's new big money interests (eccentric Libertarian billionaires like the Kochs) vs. older big money interests (such as those represented by the Business Roundtable, Chambers of Commerce, and etc.).

    In many cases, such as the debt ceiling scenarios, the sequestration scenarios, etc., the older big money, the business interest lobbying groups, favor the moderate Republican policies of Obama and Co. Why? Because predictability in the economy makes for better business conditions, while wildly swinging conditions around for ideological reasons puts the consumers and business investors in turmoil and doubt, dampening the economy.

    What maybe has yet to happen, and maybe where you're right, is that the older big money interests may be restricting themselves to the older lobbying models, and not engaging directly in primary challenges, to make taking crazy right wing positions carry a price IN GOP PRIMARIES.
    Maybe all of it is part of the Repiglican fascist plans for disaster capitalism.

    IOW, the Shock Doctrine.

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    Yes, sure, there's that, too! Not sure all the classic Republican interest groups are on-board that idea, but the fascist wing is another story.
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