In case you missed the big political news Friday morning, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio announced that he is resigning as Speaker of the House. He’s also quitting Congress altogether.
It was a ‘drop the mic and walk off the stage’ moment.
Basically Boehner grew tired of fighting with the far-right wing conservatives in his party. The far-right conservatives grew tired of Boehner and his leadership. They seemed to think he was not fighting hard enough.
I guess those 50-60 votes to repeal Obamacare in the past four years and shutting down the government were not enough.
The chances of anyone doing anything better than Boehner are slim. Who would want the job? When you have different parties controlling the Executive and Legislative branches of the government, you must compromise for the good of the country.
Yes, it’s really that simple.
I’m not a fan of Boehner and never have been. Senator Republican leader Mitch McConnell could also step down as far as I am concerned. They need someone to tell the far-righties in the GOP party to shove it.
The problems that Boehner had with his Republican caucus are occurring all across the fruited plains. We saw it here in Montana during the last legislative session and in the past 10 years. Not being a conservative enough candidate here in Montana was one of the main reasons why we have a senior senator who is a Democrat.
Not being conservative enough in Montana is the reason why some want to exclude those voters who are not pure enough to vote in a GOP primary election.
So this is a great time if you’re a Democrat. This is the time you want to cheer on the extremes of the GOP because it’s good for you.
The extremes are the ones who parade an “Obama Outhouse” around with bullet holes in it and call it his Presidential Library. They are the ones who post a watermelon joke on Facebook about the President. They are the ones who believe President Obama was born in Kenya and that he is a Muslim.
So yes, Democrats should cheer loudly when the extremes of the GOP are eating their own.
As for Boehner, he can cry and whimper as he tells the voters who elected him for the two-year job to “take this job and shove it.”
Somewhere behind the tears and the sniffles there’s a rainbow – and that rainbow is probably shining above “K Street” in Washington, D.C., where a pot of gold awaits his arrival.