Dems vow to protect Boehner from conservative coup | TheHill

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“This is not surprising since Boehner has basically done nothing to hinder Mr. O in doing anything he wants. Boehner is a RINO, Republican in name only. As long as he is speaker you can expect Mr. O to run roughshod over the constitution unchallenged.”  Admin

Tea Party Republicans contemplating a bid to oust Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) shouldn’t count on Democrats to help them unseat the Speaker.

And without their support, there is no chance to topple Boehner in this Congress.

A number of right-wing Republicans, long wary of Boehner’s commitment to GOP efforts attacking President Obama’s policy priorities, have openly considered a coup in an attempt to transfer the gavel into more conservative hands.

But Democrats from across an ideological spectrum say they’d rather see Boehner remain atop the House than replace him with a more conservative Speaker who would almost certainly be less willing to reach across the aisle in search of compromise. Replacing him with a Tea Party Speaker, they say, would only bring the legislative process — already limping along — to a screeching halt.

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