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View Diary: GOP Shutdown/Default - Latest Updates and Observations (10-13-13) - Harry Reid v. Paul Ryan (172 comments)

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  •  That would be humiliation of truly (8+ / 0-)

    Brobdingnanian proportions.  Essentially he would be Speaker in title only, taking his actual orders from Nancy Pelosi.  To add insult to injury, this would be visible for the world to see.

    Mind you, I'm saying that it would be completely deserved.  His pusillanimity in the role, and his inability to win even basic respect from all but a small minority of his own caucus, is what got him into this position in the first place.  We Democrats may be a notorious herd of cats, but Pelosi had (and has) the respect of the entire caucus and when she needed to get something done, it got done.

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