John Boehner was reelected to his third term as House Speaker this week despite losing the votes of 25 House Republicans, representing the most opposition to a major party’s speaker nominee since 1860. What do you think?


“We all have those off days when our legitimacy as majority party leader is challenged.”

Philip Trask • Prop Assistant

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“The biggest defection since 1860? Well, I think we all remember how that turned out for Speaker William Pennington.”

Tess Parker • Clothesline Assembler

“One thing’s for sure: This is either a huge turning point or completely meaningless.”

Oliver Lutz • Product Reviewer