Sure got dicey there for a while! Boehner had some stiff competition — from Nancy Pelosi:

Making a mockery of America? Nancy Pelosi totally fits the bill!

But not all Dems thought Nancy was fit for the job:

Yes, that Colin Powell.

Good times.

Boehner didn’t exactly get unanimous support from his party, either:

But those weren’t enough to keep him down.

Indeed. Surprising few people, Boehner pulled off the win:

There was a time, yes.

As were many others. Schweikert was purged from the Financial Services Committee last month.

Some Republicans who initially abstained or weren’t present wound up casting their vote for Boehner during clean-up:

GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney remained silent:

Despite the supposed bad blood between them, Eric Cantor congratulated Boehner on his win:

Boehner expressed his gratitude for the victory:

But some wondered if he was really all that grateful:

In any event, now that he’s won, despite their beefs with him, many conservatives are offering Boehner their support:

Looks like he’ll be sticking around for a while.

  • Robot F. Kennedy

    …but (the only news source I trust) has been telling me that a Boehner ouster was imminent throughout the past few weeks!!

    The Conservative bubble fails yet again.

    • journogal

      Wow- predictions aren’t always accurate. Imagine that. Who would ever guess actual human beings getting things wrong.

      • Grumpa Grumpus

        That whole scenario was just a Progressive-Republican show to ground the emotional lightning of rising anger about Speaker Smeagol’s caving to “his Precious”.

        We know Dingleberry’s Smeagol’s “Precious” b/c whenever Dingleberry mounts him, Smeagol disappears.

    • TocksNedlog

      Democracy prevails; complainers complain.

      • journogal

        America isn’t a democracy, we are a representative Republic. However, don’t how much longer though, if/when liberals get their wish.

        • TocksNedlog

          I was speaking of the one-person one-vote referendum of the House membership for speaker.

    • rinodino

      Where you been my friend? The Conservative bubble has been on EPIC FAIL pretty much since the SC ruled in favor of ObamaCare

  • Lord Foggybottom

    I only care when the American people win, and they clearly didn’t.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • TocksNedlog

    Tan Man Thwacks San Fran Gran Nan

    • mdtljt

      What poetry, Tocks!!! Lovin’ it…

  • $23629333

    American politics is as phoney – and predictable – as professional wrestling. For public consumption – and to keep the gravy train rolling – the folks provide a demonstration such as we’ve just seen. Behind closed doors they work together to keep the gravy train rolling. Everything that happens on Pennsylvania Avenue ultimately works towards the benefit of the folks in D.C, the elected officials and the employment-for-life bureaucrats. The same is true – on a smaller scale – in each of the 50 states and every community.

    • rinodino

      I have to agree with everything you say

    • dinkerduo


  • thetreyman

    goodbye republican party. we must now part ways. it’s not me, it’s you.

    • Lady 12

      Don’t give up on the GOP. It’s always darkest right before the dawn.

      • TheOriginalDonald

        Same coach, same QB. Yep, another 8-8 seaons for the Dallas Cow.ERRRRRRRRRRRRR………GOP

        • thetreyman

          wow! you think we went 8-8 in the last season. i thought it ended 41-1.

          • TheOriginalDonald

            more like everything is gonna be good…and it ends up disappointing as usual.

          • thetreyman

            i was referring to the last deal of the year that was a crap sandwich. you used the sports metaphor so i stuck with it trying to be clever. you know, $41 in taxes to $1 in spending cuts.

      • thetreyman

        my email to my freshman congressman Trey Radel (R) FL that was sent last night.

        After voting for you in november I will now be opposing your reelection
        in 2014. I feared then that you didnt have the spine to stand and fight
        the establishment and with your first vote you confirmed that fear was
        valid. I knew you would be this way by the way you acted like a smitten
        school girl every time you had a congressman or senator on your radio
        show. You were not sent there to be a yes man for the establishment
        Republican leadership. Congratulations on your ONE term.

  • BorderLine Guy

    Sweet! He can keep his “insider trading” on stocks going full steam now…like the rest of Congress.

    • NCRelite

      keep the gravy train rolling along! He and that little old lady Harriet Reid can continue their fake fighting to keep the “informed voters” distracted from the thievery

  • Justin Case

    LOL – Boehner voted in as the “leader”. After the mid terms he will
    surrender the gavel to a Democrat as they take back the House running
    Democrat candidates who’ll pitch themselves as moderate to conservative
    fiscally but socially liberal. Bank it. And then there were none.

    • Joseph Bentz

      Am I wrong? I was under the impression that the Speaker had to come from the party that controlled the House. How could Pelosi even be considered for that position?

      • thetreyman

        yes you are wrong.

    • Tim

      As Obama as their leader? Democrats have no leg to stand on as anything but tax and spend liberals, ESPECIALLY led by Obama and Commie Pelosi.
      They can’t fool anyone, and the people they can still get who support Pelosi and BO like Marx and/or government goodies.

  • dinkerduo

    Heaven forbid! If Palosi had won I’d have to leave the U. S.!

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    What color is the smoke from the capital dome?

    Pink, Sir. As pretty and feminine a pink as the even the most Retiring Lady could desire.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Your mandate is clear,John: lead the (R)eps in making Barry the Socialist’s life as miserable as possible for the next two years. Send him whining to his pals once a week. Anything less in not acceptable. Make it so.

  • lana ward

    Fu** yourself, Harry Reid, you old hateful hack–John Boehner wins!!!

  • Sandra F. Cardwell

    Colin Powell? Am I missing something here?!!! Don’t you have to actually be a MEMBER of the House of Representatives to be elected Speaker???

    • ceyanne


    • Infinite_Indeterminism

      That’s actually something I’ve been wondering about. The Constitution does not demand that the Speaker be a member of the House, and the House, for its part, is specifically granted the right to define (and to change) its own rules. The one thing I do not know, is whether some Federal law impedes this possibility…

  • George

    Nancy Pee-louse-e should be tossed out of Washington sent back to California.
    And tell her to stay there and don’t come back!!