Sixty percent of Republican voters would prefer for Speaker John Boehner to be replaced (My first reaction was, “only 60%?”. Well, big tent and all that…).
That’s only voters, though, and we all know they don’t count. If they did, we’d see an energized GOP majority in both the House and the Senate gearing up to put the brakes on the designs of our imperial president, which is what voters thought they were supporting when they heaved a bunch of Republicans into Congress back in November. Guess the joke’s on them.
Boehner might be reelected Speaker with a smaller majority than usual, but reelected he will be. And then we’ll all be treated to the continuing disgusting spectacle of Boehner and his do-nothing allies in the Senate standing around outside of Fort Obama, banging their spears on their shields and occasionally yelling invective, while shrewdly keeping a lookout over their shoulders to make sure they have an unobstructed path for fleeing back into the forest as soon as Obama fires the government shut-down cannon. Because as we all know, nothing – not principle, not honor, not individual liberty, not the Constitution, not even a fair chance of success – is worth running the risk of shutting down the Washington Monument for a couple of weeks and getting unfairly blamed for it. So (we are assured), if the establishment just cruises along on auto-pilot for the next two years, the GOP will be in great shape for the next general election – by which time the RINOcracy will no doubt have some brand new reasons for doing nothing to reduce the size and scope of government, and we might legitimately begin calling it Oboehner Care.
Update: Here's one Republican congressman who will be voting against Boehner.