John Boenher of Ohio officially elected speaker of the House
January 5th, 2011
01:39 PM ET
4 years ago

John Boenher of Ohio officially elected speaker of the House

Washington (CNN) - Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, has been officially elected speaker of the House of Representatives for the 112th Congress.

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  1. Four and The Door

    Congratulations Speaker Boehner! Good job American voters.

    January 5, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  2. carlos

    you mean the WEEPER of the HOUSE???????......he will have plenty to cry when they FAIL great time...........

    January 5, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  3. Fair is Fair

    "Mr. Speaker Boehner"... sure has a nice ring to it!

    Congratulations, Mr. Speaker!

    January 5, 2011 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  4. Ellie Light

    Ding D ong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!
    Ding D ong! The Wicked Witch is dead.

    Wake up – sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
    Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. She's gone where the goblins go,
    Below – below – below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.

    Ding D ong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
    Let them know –
    The Wicked Witch is dead!

    January 5, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Drinks are on the house!

    January 5, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  6. Russ

    Boy, the look on his face says it all. "I get to be Speaker of the House, nanner, nanner, nanner. Now what is it the Speaker does?"

    January 5, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  7. Uh Oh!!

    Congrats...now where are the jobs??

    January 5, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  8. Beverly - NYC

    How many tissues did he use today? Boehner mood swings are worst than a menopausal woman. Say what you will about Nancy Pelosi we did not see her sobbing like a child because she had to work. Thanks for your fine work Madam Speaker.

    January 5, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  9. Paul Ernest Show

    Enjoy it while it lasts because it doesn't last too long, John. And don't waste tax payers time trying to undo what is essentially impossible. Find things that you share common beliefs and move the nation forward. Your time is paid with tax money, don't mess it up. We could have cut spending by making the rich Americans pay more than borrowing from the Chinese and Saudis. It's fiscal irresponsibility but you chose that route.

    January 5, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  10. carlos

    did he cry???????????????????/

    January 5, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  11. Lyle

    What is his plan to reverse the thirty year trend of sending American manufacturing jobs overseas? What is his plan to create jobes in the private sector? Time to put up or shut up GOP.

    January 5, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  12. Democrats Class Warfare - Destroying the economy and country

    Our FOUR YEAR NATIONAL NIGHTMARE OF PELOSI is finally OVER!!! Thank you John!! Way to go!!!

    January 5, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |