Bottom of the barrel Boehner is a visible mistake made by the GOP in selecting a leader to the chamber they control.
What were they thinking when House Republicans selected John Boehner to become Speaker of the House?
Needed and wanted was someone of great ability, stature, and integrity to preside over the U.S. House of Representatives. It would be someone who was a master of the legislative process with deep knowledge in Constitutional law. It would be someone respected by both parties such that the “speaker” could facilitate bipartisan participation in the process.
Expected would be someone with a degree in law and significant career accomplishments, demonstrating comprehensive knowledge about America’s considerable needs.
Of course, the party in control of Congress wants to exercise its sway, but the “Speaker” must be able to work across the aisle.
What they produced is a plastic medicine cap salesman from Ohio without any of those credentials. They did that because they wanted a puppet who would do as “he” is told. The trouble is the GOP had two voices, add the Democrats, and Boehner has only one good ear and deficient ability.
Once again, Republicans made a visible mistake as they cannot even select a good leader of the chamber over which they have control.
“John Boehner’s endgame
Boehner’s speakership hinges on whether he can emerge with some sort of victory. | AP Photo
By JOHN BRESNAHAN and JOHN F. HARRIS | 10/9/13 5:00 AM EDT Updated: 10/9/13 6:32 AM EDT
As he tries to navigate the politics of a government shutdown that he never wanted, leading a Republican Conference with little interest in being led, House Speaker John Boehner in recent days has scored an unlikely victory of sorts.
Interviews with tea party-aligned House members and other hard-line conservatives reveal a modest if unmistakable rise in support for Boehner — a politician they have previously disdained and tried unsuccessfully to evict from power.
The hard line Boehner has drawn against President Barack Obama — in the face of polls and media coverage indicating the government shutdown is a political debacle for the GOP — has won the Ohio Republican credibility that he previously lacked with conservatives.”