An article by Molly K. Hooper and Bob Cusack at The Hill this morning suggests that John Boehner may believe that he can “win the public relations battle against President Obama’s bully pulpit.”
How can the Speaker who presides over House Republicans that have a 10% likeability score complete with President Obama who has defeated them soundly at every turn?
They may believe that President Obama has shackled himself with the Affordable Care Act.
Here is a telling statistic. 42% approve the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. Of those who disapprove, 27% want Congress to make it work. Therefore, 69% either approve ACA or want it to work. Match that against 23% who want to kill it, those are the Republicans.
Obama has a 69% wind in his sails while Boehner has 23%.
“Just 30% of Likely Voters have a favorable impression of Republican House Speaker John Boehner, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Fifty-three percent (53%) now view the Ohio congressman unfavorably, his highest negative yet. “
John Boehner does not possess the qualifications for being an effective elected official of any kind, examining his resume and history. Take out the garbage.
“Speaker Boehner on the cliff edge
By Molly K. Hooper and Bob Cusack - 09/30/13 06:00 AM ET
John Boehner is taking the biggest risk of his political career.
By embracing the Tea Party’s strategy aimed at thwarting ObamaCare, Boehner (R-Ohio) is betting he can win the public relations battle against President Obama’s bully pulpit.
It is a huge gamble; the political fallout from it could be felt for years to come.
His recent maneuvers on funding the government represent a significant shift in his stewardship of the House.
For years, Boehner has been fighting Tea Party lawmakers within his GOP conference. His previous decisions on the fiscal cliff, Hurricane Sandy relief and the farm bill were all panned by the right. Defections piled up, and Boehner’s Speakership was weakened significantly.
The Tea Party has consistently shown it does not want to make deals with Democrats. It wants to fight.”