November 17th, 2010
02:58 PM ET
12 years ago

Boehner elected House Speaker

(CNN) - Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, was unanimously selected as the Republican House leader for the incoming Congress Wednesday - putting him in line to become the next speaker.

Filed under: John Boehner
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Indie Woman in Denver

    It's a sad day for all of us who are outside of the country club set.

    November 17, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  2. stufit

    Four years and we finally have a Speaker that will not call us names, demean and demonize us. Finally someone that will actually try bipartisanship. Someone who will not lie to us. Now, if we can just get rid of Reid and this corrupt president the unions stole the 2008 elections for.

    November 17, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  3. Big_D

    How does it feel to be led by a big orange Boehner?

    November 17, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  4. Big_D

    Boehner is a credit to his race, orange people. Orange people around the world feel vindicated breaking through that glass ceiling never passed by such a poorly fake tanned individual.

    November 17, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  5. Oy Vey Az

    Okay all you rich boys ... now's your chance to do more than dig in your heals. Do something positive for the middle-class. I dare you.

    November 17, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  6. Jilli

    Oh good, now the house can hold session in a neighborhood bar instead of the people's house with boehner running the show. Or perhaps the golf course.

    I bet boehner is about crapping all over himself right about now, he's actually going to have to earn his paycheck and cushy health care. Rattling off talking points and screaming hell no you can't just isn't going to fly – results matter, and patience is really scarce these days. I don't give him long, and I doubt it will take the witless rubes long to realize they've been snookered once again.

    November 17, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  7. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    Ahhh yes! SPEAKER BOEHNER has SUCH a nice ring to it! Pelosi, you are FIRED!!! Don't let the door hit your fat bottom on the way out! on yeah, and GOOD RIDDANCE!

    November 17, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  8. AC

    Is someone keeping track of how many times Boner plays golf. Can you put it online, so that we can see how many days per week, per month is plays golf? Real Americans want to know?


    November 17, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  9. Rick McDaniel

    Let's hope he has fewer gaffes, than he did, when Pelosi was speaker.

    November 17, 2010 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  10. diridi

    good, but I wanted to comment on That Fox guy, Roger Ailes, looks like Rush Limbu, Karl Rowe, and Barney Madoff....who is in jail....but, CNN is playing drama in here, without taking comments, it is closing its blog....then i ask, CNN, why publishing...did Fox give you bribe????to close??? Are you getting pro publishers?????what a pity, America....drama, drama, drama...what is next, it is beyond my comprehension.....wake up, CNN, do not cheat...o.k, publish openly despite letter being criticism...o.k, god bless the blog...

    November 17, 2010 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  11. Century21

    Hopefully he won't be as destructive as the last Speaker...

    November 17, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  12. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Remember that phrase "NO' Bonehead? Get ready to hear a bunch of it.

    November 17, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  13. Ben in Texas

    The Orange Man is now in line to be President of the United States, should anything happen to the President and VP. This country is in trouble.

    November 17, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  14. T'sah from Virginia

    Okay and why WOULDN'T he be!! He will be sworn in January 1, 2011, I am assuming and as of January 31, 2011, the job rate will DROP a whole 1%!!

    In the meantime, we will continue with President Obama's agenda as he strides to continue to Move America Forward to the 22nd Century!!!

    November 17, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  15. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    I don't know about you, but THIS is gonna be fun watching him and Obama go at it the next two years. I bet ol John turns just as gray as Newtie did before it's all over. Then again with Nancy out of power who are all you righties gonna blame now?

    November 17, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  16. carlos

    get a breathalizer in the chamber, and test him every hour before he starts crying.......and he will......

    November 17, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |