Boehner to Resign

Now this is some stunning news:

Just last night The Hill reported that Boehner ally Patrick McHenry was sniffing around to find primary challengers for Mark Meadows, the GOP rep spearheading the “oust Boehner” movement in the House, presumably to scare Meadows into backing off. Twelve hours later, Boehner’s on his way out. What happened? Did Boehner decide to quit awhile ago and kept his secret so well that even pals like McHenry didn’t know? Or did Boehner himself only make this decision very recently?

He hung on long enough to meet the Pope, but not long enough to totally disrupt news coverage of the Pope’s UN address this morning. Huh…

There has been a revolt brewing in the House for a while against Boehner – and the revolt is because Boehner simply will not fight for core, conservative ideas. It is inexplicable to me that he hasn’t passed 100 conservative bills to cut this, defund that, reform the other…it doesn’t matter if they can’t get thru the Senate or, if they do, that they’d be vetoed by Obama. That, indeed, would be the whole point of the exercise: to demonstrate to the American people that the reforms they want and need are being blocked by Senate Democrats and/or Obama. But Boehner doesn’t do it. For all the world to see since 2011, Boehner has been completely helpless against the President – and even giving him a GOP Senate to work with hasn’t helped.

And now he’s out. The Establishment will try to get someone as pliable as Boehner as a replacement but I think the line has been drawn: if you don’t fight, you will be forced out.

14 thoughts on “Boehner to Resign

  1. Bob Eisenhower September 25, 2015 / 11:42 am

    Note to self: divest all stocks in companies manufacturing self-tanner products. Our best customer is gone and I see hard times ahead for the industry.

    • Cluster September 25, 2015 / 1:34 pm

      Great post Bob. I wonder who will be the new face (pun intended) of the self tanning industry.

      • Amazona September 25, 2015 / 5:18 pm

        Can there be any question? Gotta be John F’n (Oompa Loompa) Kerry.

      • Cluster September 25, 2015 / 6:23 pm

        On his wind surfer I hope!!

        This just in and if true, Hillary is done. I heard reported a few minutes ago that the FBI has uncovered erased emails on the server that pertain to Benghazi. It’s not much of a stretch to believe considering Sydney Blumenthal turned over emails between himself and Hillary that Hillary did not turn over, and that ol Syd was on the ground in Libya. Pass the popcorn and stay tuned.

      • Amazona September 25, 2015 / 8:15 pm

        I can guarantee that we could have video of Hillary sitting in the operations headquarters of the White House running a pool on which American would be killed first in Benghazi, tossing down tequila shots and joking about how those poor saps were still thinking maybe their country would come to their aid, and a significant number of Dems would vote for her anyway.

        We could have hard evidence that hacked emails from her or to her led to the deaths of hundreds of patriotic Americans and did permanent damage to our national security, and they would back her and attack anyone who criticized her.

        Iran could nuke six American cities and if Obama were running again, they would vote for him.

        We are delusional if we think that revealing ugly truths about Dem gods will make the slightest difference. That would require integrity and honor and the ability to feel shame, all of which are lacking on the Rabidly Radical Left.

        The squishies in the middle might, however, be affected if the ugliness gets big enough and bad enough. Maybe.

      • M. Noonan September 25, 2015 / 10:24 pm

        Pretty much – think about this: President Obama has destroyed the Democrat Party – they’ve got the White House, for now, but everything below that is lost to them. If the GOP can ever get its act together sufficient to make a credible electoral college challenge in California, then the Democrats are cooked. For all the punditry out there writing about divided GOP: at least there is a GOP to be divided. And I view the stresses of the coalition as being a reflection of the fact that the GOP can actually do something. Immense power is in the GOP hands (and there would be more of it if the Congressional leadership would just be willing to fight a bit) – of course people are fighting over it. Who cares who is leader of the Democrats in the House? It won’t matter this side of the 2022 elections…and even then only if the Democrats score big in the State level in the 2020 elections…something which will be very hard for them to do because Obama has hollowed out the party at the State level. And yet with the Democrat party in tatters and merely a device for keeping Planned Parenthood funded, the Democrats simply will not turn on Obama.

      • Cluster September 26, 2015 / 9:56 am

        This is priceless. After realizing what the FBI uncovered, Hillary’s State Dept. issues the following statement:

        “Following our second review of former Secretary Clinton’s emails… the Department is producing a small number of emails relating to Benghazi,” the official said. The official could not say precisely how many Benghazi-related Clinton emails the State Department missed in its original review, but characterized it as a “handful.”

        The deception and corruption could not be more blatant.

  2. Retired Spook September 26, 2015 / 8:53 am

    The main headlines at Drudge tell it all:

    Boehner resignation triggers all-out leadership scramble…
    62% of Republicans Feel BETRAYED by Party…
    Only 2% ‘very satisfied’…
    MAG: McConnell ‘next in crosshairs’…
    Applause Breaks Out At Conservative Summit…
    Least-popular speaker in three decades…
    Debt Up $3,968,445,855,460 Under Spending Deals…
    Departure creates uncertainty for Obama…
    Trouble for Jeb?
    Boehner could never land the ‘big deal’ he wanted…

    • Cluster September 26, 2015 / 9:57 am

      All good stuff. I actually think Boehner was a democrat trapped in a republican body. Transparty if you will.

    • M. Noonan September 27, 2015 / 1:07 am

      I never understood how Boehner was running things. Sure, he’s Establishment and the Establishment holds the TEA Party wing in contempt…but you’d figure just to keep us on-side they’d throw us a bone once in a while. And, in fact, picking a few fights in this area would work out well for everyone – we’d be happy, the GOP would grow stronger, Democrats would be on the defensive…and there would still be plenty of Establishment votes to make certain their blasted Donor Class is kept happy. But, we got nothing – and not just nothing, but insults into the bargain.

      I hope the next RINO installed as Speaker (and it will be a RINO) will at least learn the lesson – corporate donors are just swell, but you’ve also got to keep us happy.

      • Mark Moser September 28, 2015 / 5:17 pm

        We should throw him (next RINO Speaker) out too.

  3. Cluster September 26, 2015 / 1:14 pm

    Off Topic but important to note. It appears as though the progressive policy of chaotic immigration has finally reached a tipping point in Europe:

    European Council president Donald Tusk has warned that millions more migrants are on their way and ‘the policy of open doors and windows’ must be scrapped.

    I am sure Obama will call them xenophobes any day now.

    • M. Noonan September 27, 2015 / 1:09 am

      But they won’t – I don’t see in Europe any spirit to fight for anything. If Putin wants it, all he has to do is order the Red Army westwards…After a sharp, bloody fight in Poland, the whole continent would fall to him.

      • Mark Moser September 28, 2015 / 5:25 pm

        As socialistic as they are, that might such a bad thing. Not really the kind of allies that have done us much good, besides suck our resources for their protection. Putin’s got backbone and the hoard to the south are scarier than those to the North. At least Ideologically. The choice, join the mafia or the convert. I’d look good in wide lapels and wing tips.

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