Friday, September 25, 2015

Divine Intervention? House Speaker Boehner Resigns From Congress Amid "Conservative Coup"

Divine Intervention? House Speaker Boehner Resigns From Congress Amid "Conservative Coup"

The combination of another debt limit fight, the defunding of Planned Parenthood, and prospect of another government shutdown tearing his party apart, the GOP just suffered its latest major blow, when news hit that House speaker John Boehner, just 24 hours after getting a visit by none other than the Pope, is folding one last time:

BOEHNER TO RESIGN FROM CONGRESS, GIVE UP HOUSE SEAT IN OCT: NYT

I LOVE THE TEARING HIS PARTY APART LINE ABOVE, AS IF THE DEMS ARE ANY BETTER OFF AFTER OBAMA'S INCOMPETENT PRESIDENCY, HITLERYS COMPLETE IMPLOSION, AND THEIR CURRENT LACK OF A CANDIDATE THAT CAN MATCH THE BAD HAIRDO CURRENTLY AT THE TOP OF THE POLLS.

This not only makes a government shutdown more likely as a result of loss in leadership at this crucial stage but more importantly, with Yellen blaming Congress for not hiking, just raised the general uncertainty and lowered odds of a December (or any subsequent) rate hike.

As The NY Times reports,  

Speaker John A. Boehner will resign from Congress and give up his House seat at the end of October, according to aides in his office.
 
Mr. Boehner was under extreme pressure from the right wing of his conference over whether or not to defund Planned Parenthood in a bill to keep the government open.

I THINK THIS IS A MAN WHO TIRED OF FIGHTING A BATTLE WITH THE ENTRENCHED EVIL THAT IS POLITICS. I THINK HE THOUGHT,LIKE MANY OF US,THAT HE COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR GOOD, AND IN SOME WAYS I'M SURE HE DID. I THINK, AGAIN LIKE MOST OF US HE LEARNED THAT THE BATTLE IS LARGER THAN HE IS, AND THAT THE EVIL IS SO ENTRENCHED AND UBIQUITOUS THAT HE DID NOT CARE TO CONTINUE FIGHTING AN UPHILL BATTLE THAT WAS JOINED BY FEW WITH THE COURAGE TO DO THE RIGHT THING. I THINK IT WAS A COURAGEOUS CHOICE THAT SENDS A MESSAGE THAT IS BOTH VERY LOUD AND CRYSTAL CLEAR ABOUT POLITICS AND THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION. WHEN A MAN FREELY GIVES UP A POSITION LIKE THIS IT IS MEANT TO SEND A SIGNAL TO THOSE THAT ARE PAYING ATTENTION. I APPLAUD HIM FOR HIS COURAGE AND HIS SERVICE.
 



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