A moment of silence for John Boehner, please. The dour weepy House speaker, I mean. Remember?
A square peg in a deep round hole dug by the beastly carnivores in the Republican caucus who , of all things, considered him too liberal for their suicidal quest to rule anybody who wasn't as certifiably crazy. His efforts to please often led him at times to be certifiably crazy , too. The more than 50 failed attempts to kill Obamacare in the House. The loopy invitation to Bibi Netanyahu to be his guest to kill the Iran deal.
Folks, don't let them fool you. With Boehner's opponents, it has nothing to do with ideology. Instead, it springs from idiot-ology. They would shut down the government over Planned Parenthood, for God's sake?
We normally would say history won't be kind for such servility by the speaker in the face of his Potomac enemies. In this instance, Boehner fell on his sword, saying enough is enough as he made instant history to save future historians the trouble of panning him. .
Among the Ohioan's more toxic Republican tormentors was his fellow Buckeye from a farm in southwestern Ohio, Rep. Jim Jordan, a possessed hoofbeater who heads the congressional Freedom Caucus and is regarded around Capitol Hill as in the arch-conservative crazy class.
Summit County Republicans may know him as a featured guest at one of the local party's
(i.e., Chairman Alex Arshinkoff's) glistening dinners. On other festive occasions as the locals moved farther to the right, Alex also enjoyed the camaraderie on the dinner dais of Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum in their Sunday clothes. Nothing reslly worked as the chairman continued to raise money for local candidates who didn't win, including former Republican mainstay, failed former Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Robart.
I wasn't among Boehner's fans, but when the wild bunch now shaping the party
talked of impeaching the speaker (Jordan thought it might be nice if a strong
Tea Partier challenged the speaker in his own district) I at least had a shiver over how far the GOP has fallen. And will continue to fall.
Am I right, Sen.McConnell? You could be next. It would be ironic, I'd think, that as the one who dedicated himself to the instant demise of President Obama, you might be gone before the president.