Boehner Goes Home

I learned this morning from Google+ that Weepy John [Boehner] is throwing in the towel.  Or, as Glenn Instapundit Reynolds put it:

YOU WON’T HAVE JOHN BOEHNER TO KICK AROUND ANYMORE: Boehner Will Resign From Congress. This is a sign, I think, that the GOP establishment has finally figured out that the root of Trumpmania is the failure of the Boehner-McConnell Congress to deliver despite the big electoral wins of 2014. But is it too late?

And he’s doing the full Drama Queen, in that he is not only resigning as Speaker, but also resigning his seat as well.

Well, I’m sure the Democrats and the surviving Rockefeller Republicans will miss him.

Heh.  Insty has a Parthian Shaft for the departing speaker:

TIME FOR PEOPLE TO START POINTING OUT THAT THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE DOESN’T ACTUALLY HAVE TO BE A MEMBER. Newt, call your office.

Elizabeth Price Foley, also writing at Instapundit has additional insights:

REAL HOPE AND CHANGE, OR IS IT?: House Speaker John Boehner’s long overdue resignation is prompting the usual succession battle. The most “likely” candidate being discussed? House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Yawn.

Boehner’s resignation is most likely the product of political pressure from a GOP establishment that hopes to dampen grassroots’ interest in “outsider” candidates such as Trump, Carson and Fiorina. Replacing him with McCarthy won’t do the trick. The GOP base is angry at the establishment–precisely because of what that establishment has and has not done–and McCarthy is a part of it. Now is the time for real, not cosmetic, change.

The House GOP would be well advised to stop fighting its own base, listen to them, and select someone from the House Freedom Caucus–which has been fighting Boehner tooth and nail–who would unify the party with its own voters. Someone like Raul Labrador, Mark Meadows, or Jim Jordan.

Now, if we could only get Mitch McConnell to resign . . . . Stay tuned.

Time and past time for McConnell to go as well.

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  • Commander_Chico

    Rockefeller, Eisenhower, Taft, Nixon, Roosevelt, Lodge, and Lincoln Republicans, purge them all.

  • Paul Hooson

    Apparently, the pope performed a great miracle when addressed Congress….They need to invite him to speak more often to Congress…

    • Jwb10001

      Maybe next time he can “chat” about late term abortion and we’ll lose a slue of democrats too.

      • Paul Hooson

        Both parties need to shed a few members…

        • iwogisdead

          Both parties are shedding members rapidly. Two or three thousand members a day, or so, as I understand the statistics. Actually, those members are being shredded.

      • Walter_Cronanty

        3sW`/

  • Vagabond661

    I just hope they don’t elect a another Boehner. What difference was there between Boehner and Pelosi anyway? What did they stop or prevent?

    And you are right about McConnell. Same goes for him. His time as majority leader has been no different that if Reid was there.

    • Retired military

      Boehner got shit passed for OBama that Pelosi could only dream of.

  • WHO’S THE BUSTER

    Satisfy their base? You do realize that the Tea Party faction of the House is the not-so-silent minority, right?

    • Go tell your grandmother how to suck eggs.

      • WHO’S THE BUSTER

        I don’t know what that means; are you disagreeing with my statement?

        • Retired military

          I think he wants you to show your grandmother how to put Obama’s balls in your mouth. Of course you have to push Boehners and McConnels head off Obama’s dick in order for her to see.

          • WHO’S THE BUSTER

            Wow, what an incredibly odd and srange tihing to say to say to another person.

          • Scalia

            I realize it’s crude, and in polite company it’s not called for, but your drive-by snarks and your refusal to answer questions invites such abuse–justified or not (and I don’t think it’s justified). Stop your hit-and-run tactics and, engage in rational dialog, and you might get treated with more respect.

          • Unlikely. He’s dug himself a deep hole.

            One chicka puta is one too many.

          • Retired military

            Truth hurts sometimes

    • Sky__Captain

      I don’t see anything about “Satisfy their base” anywhere in the post or comments.
      Perhaps you are referring to the phrase “…stop fighting its own base, listen to them, and select someone..”

      You see, conservative Republicans in Congress and across the US believe the elitist RINOs have done nothing to stop 0bama’s attempts to fundamentally transform the US into a Third World country.
      And the RINOs keep giving excuses. First they got control of the House – “not enough, we need the Senate”.
      Then they got control of the Senate – “nope, now we gotta have the Presidency, too!”

      What the House really needs to do is elect a Speaker with the backbone to actually pass appropriations bills that reduce the levels of spending. Let 0bama veto them.
      Any “shutdown” of the federal government will not be on the House, as they did their Constitutional duty.

      • iwogisdead

        Hear, hear!!!!

      • Retired military

        Actually the RNC sent me an email that we need to win the presidency and get a veto proof majority in the senate to get a “conservative agenda” passed .
        I will take the odds of winning the lottery over the odds of that happening.

        • Lotteries are a tax on the innumerate.

          • Commander_Chico

            Fielding said lotteries are a tax on fools, but I guess you think you can improve on him by using a pompous Latinate word.

    • LiberalNightmare

      who said tea party?

      • Jwb10001

        Buster said tea party because he thinks it will be an insult to us… I guess he’s finding out otherwise.

    • Commander_Chico

      Rockefeller, Eisenhower, Taft, Nixon, Roosevelt, Lodge, and Lincoln Republicans, purge them all.