It’s not hard to understand why so many liberals are stepping forward and voicing their support for John Boehner. He’s been a better speaker for them than Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi could only deliver victories for liberals when democrats had the majority. But Boehner delivers for the liberals when they are the majority or even the ridiculously small minority. Let’s face it, Boehner is versatile. He could throw a battle against a microscopic fly turd.
Conservatives in the House are angered by Boehner’s permanent surrender mode. Since January, Boehner has had to count on democrats to win many of the votes. Yet, Boehner and old time morons like Peter King blame conservatives for their troubles. That reminds me of the story of the man who decided to take a drive just to relax. Later, his wife called him and told him to be careful because there was a driver on the freeway, going in the wrong direction. The man told his wife, “One driver??? There must be hundreds of them.” That’s my opinion of John Boehner. He’s heading in the wrong direction and criticizing those who follow the correct path.
“I’d probably vote for Boehner [because] who the hell is going to replace him? [Ted] Yoho?” said New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell, referring to the Florida tea party Republican who has crossed swords with Boehner on several bipartisan compromise bills.
“In terms of the institution, I would rather have John Boehner as the speaker than some of these characters who came here thinking that they’re going to change the world.”
Democratic Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva told The Hill that he believes that it would be bad news for Democrats if Boehner were replaced.
“Then we would get Scalise or somebody? Geez, come on,” said Grijalva, referring to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La. “We can be suicidal, but not stupid.”
Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern said, “Personally, I don’t want to waste two years. And I think that the crazy tea party-type would probably not be willing to work with us on anything.
“My hope is that what comes out of this is that Boehner realizes that there are some people in his caucus who are unreasonable, and you can never get them to say ‘yes’ to anything,” he said. “Rather than spending so much time agonizing over how to please them, maybe he just ought to focus on how you build more bipartisan coalitions and actually get some things done.”
It’s pretty pathetic when the Speaker of the House depends on the opposition to get his priorities passed. Most people would be so ashamed they would quit.
Courtesy of Red Statements.