Really, I don't think it's blackmail. Instead, in Boehner, you have a lifelong politician -- who conceives of himself as a servant of government (not of the people).
He's not an ideologue, he's a technician. And it's his "job" to pass legislation -- to make government "work".
Boehner is not a "leader" or a "big thinker" -- nor, necessarily, a "bad man" -- he's just horribly miscast for the job at hand.
More than anything, the Conservative Movement is in dire need of leaders. And we have none...
It’s beginning to look like Boehner is a “scumbag”.
If the evil statists of both parties succeed in destroying our Republic, then I pray every single one of them are hunted down, put in chains and put on trial for high treason against our beloved Constitution.