Friday, August 1, 2014

The national disaster known as Speaker John Boehner

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) seems to work twice as hard trying to get President Obama what Obama wants than Obama himself does.

Boehner's desperate move trying to round up votes to pass a bill to give Obama money to take care of alien children Obama's "descretionary" immigration policy lured to the U.S. is just one example.

It looked like the Republican leadership's shoddy border funding bill was shot down for lack of support yesterday. But then Boehner chose to hold the House hostage, ordering a delay in the August recess, in an attempt to engineer the bill's revival

Boehner's appeasement strategy has been a losing game now for nearly four years running.

A conservative Speaker, dedicated to constitutional rule and separation of powers, could have used the intended power of the House of Representatives to stalemate Obama three and a half years ago.

U.S. government/White House photo
Had Obama and the Dems been humbled a bit just two years into an Obama first term, Obama's course of fundamental transformation might have been altered; the divide and discord we have in America (and the Republican Party) today might have been held in check.

With the aid of a firm, steady conservative Republican speaker sitting over the House, Obama might even be retired by now. Had the Republicans stressed responsible conservative values instead of coming across as mushy middle of the roaders, a conservative presidential candidate might have had a better shot at the presidency in 2012.

I know, there's a lot of "what ifs", and it's hard to say what might have been.

Still, take some time to ponder how damaging Boehner's speakership has been to the nation - and the Republican Party.

But, hey, he got to play golf with Obama, right?

Update: Friday night, August 1, Boehner got his bill through the House. 

And there's this. As seen on Twitter Thursday night:

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