John Boehner is a moderate Republican, what some call a “country club Republican.” In different times he could have been an adequate Speaker of the House of Representatives. Currently he is being humiliated by the right wing of his own party, most currently being blind-sided by opposition to a Farm Bill inside his own party (a Farm Bill!).
Boehner could stay and continue being humiliated . . . and ineffective . . . but I feel for the guy. I think we would be all better off if he were to step aside and allow one of the Tea Party stalwarts to lead for a while. Until we put the head clowns in the clown car in charge we will not get this out of our system. Put the Tea Party in charge of the House and then the people who voted for them will see exactly what they voted for. Boehner’s attempts to cover up their embarrassments are only delaying the time when more sensible Republicans are to be elected, if not in all of their cushy gerrymandered districts then in enough districts so that their caucus can have a coherent legislative program.
If JB decides to stick it out, I want to set up a pool to see if they repeal Obamacare 50 times (currently they are at 37).