So, this large swath of republicans almost did not vote to keep Boehner as speaker? Yes, but they DID keep that loser as speaker, didn't they. They did. What they might have done or thought about doing is not the issue. The issue is what they have done. And, they will pay dearly for all this coulda shoulda woulda garbage. In 2014, I do not see the GOP gaining any ground. In fact, I see them losing the House. They should lose it, yes? What good have they done with it? Just what difference is there between the two parties anymore? Talking tough and thinking about acting is no better than selling out the country right to our faces like the democrats do.