Until conservatives in the House are willing to oppose Boehner, at the risk of being purged from their committee assignments, then Boehner’s limp-wristed negotiating terms will be the Republican terms by default.
It’s past time for a coup d’etat, sending Boehner to the back benches (and an early tee time and happy hour).
Maybe it’s a good strategy for Republicans to let Obama have his way with the near-term taxing and spending. Not agree with him but sort of allow themselves to be defeated.
Then when our economy sinks lower and masses of people get really mad at government, Obama will get all of the blame.
Government leadership through our financial crisis is no-win. This is a great time for Republicans to have Obama “lead”.
I've known Boehner for over 25 years, see him at Rotary events in the area and golf at our golf course.
I have never seen John without a cigarette or martini in his hand. I don't think he's alcoholic, but a heavy drinker, typical of the German-Americans that populate the Cincinnati area. He is always under the influence, whether 9am or 9pm but I've never seen him drunk.