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The question is not how John Boehner wants it to end?

Speaker Boehner may not be around much anymore
Speaker Boehner may not be around much anymore
Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

The question is how do American citizens and voters want it to end?

Chris Cillizza reports in the Washington Post that Republicans are divided, right wing conservatives versus more moderate Republicans.

America is not right wing. In fact, as more Americans teeter on the brink between bottom middle class and poverty, they are more inclined to be liberal when it comes to social policy.

Since Republicans are stonewalling immigration reform, that will also cost them more of the Latino and immigrant vote.

Those two things alone indicate that it will be impossible for Republicans to win a national presidential election.

While there is much talk about Democrats being vulnerable as a result from Obama’s health care policies, among other disappointments, voters must weigh the two evils.

One party is more empathetic to Americans’ needs while the other is cold hearted and hateful. So what are Boehner’s chances?

First of all, he may not be so well loved in his home state. Second, he may be liked by a slim majority of his own party. He is not a "uniter", and therefore he isn’t likely to be around as Speaker the next time.

“The clean debt-ceiling vote passed the House Tuesday night with the support of just 28 out the 232 Republicans. One of those 28 "yes" votes was House Speaker John Boehner. All of which makes the operative question in Republican circles today: What does the future hold for the speaker?

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Boehner said it would be difficult to pass an immigration bill because fellow Republicans don't trust President Barack Obama to implement the law, a position that shrinks chances for House action this year. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

A formal effort to replace Boehner is now underway, launched by the Senate Conservatives Fund. The group is keeping an online whip list of which members stand where on replacing Boehner and has plans to pressure conservative lawmakers to come out for or against him long before the November elections. Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador has said that if Boehner tries to pass immigration reform, "it should cost him his speakership."

And, there are plenty of Boehner allies who wonder privately why he would want a job leading a conference that doesn't want to be led -- and who see signs that he is planning his exit strategy.”

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