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.
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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:
House GOP leaders want to give $600+ million to a man they’re also suing for not doing his job.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) August 1, 2014