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John Boehner Gets Coffee and Breakfast, Then Resigns.

John Boehner certainly had some big things planned for today: First coffee, then breakfast, then resign his position as Speaker of The House – Wait, what? Yes, that’s right, John Boehner has resigned as Speaker as well as vacated his congressional seat, effective October 30. As keeper of an out of control zoo, I can’t say as I blame him. Who wants to be in charge of a monkey house when all the monkeys want to do is bite the shit out of him and shut the whole thing down? For the entire time of his run as keeper of the gavel, Boehner has had shit thrown at him from every direction. When Boehner was first chosen to be Speaker, he wanted to watch over a Congress that would go on to do historic things, which would glorify his 35 year career in politics. If by historical, he meant historically inept and dysfunctional, he hit the nail on the head.

I don’t know that you can blame Boehner as much as you should blame the Tea Party. In my opinion, Boehner is a moderate by today’s standards: A moderate who is clueless as to how to interact with and negotiate with today’s rabidly conservative Republican. I honestly get the impression that he dislikes the far right as much as the far right dislikes him. The enthusiasm  never seemed to be there, when he lip synced to the public about any of the far right talking points. At any rate, he will be gone at the end of the month, and if I had to guess, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) is going to replace him. I don’t know much about McCarthy, other that the fact that he was tight with Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan, and that he has less than ten years of experience as a congressman (he was elected in 2006).

Whoever gets the nod, it’s going to feel like swimming upstream in a raging torrent of rapids right away. The new speaker will be facing the immediate threat of yet another government shutdown, as well as default. Things are going to have to come together fast, and nothing comes together fast in Washington.

I can only surmise that with a new and improved (for the Tea Party) Speaker, things are only going to get worse for the rest of us. I just can’t help but feel that with Boehner’s resignation, the GOP leadership just took another gigantic step to the right.

Get your popcorn folks.

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  1. Sedate Me
    September 30, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Yeah, while the Fucktard Media can’t get enough of the meaningless, year long, pre-game hype for insignificant Iowa, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE….a guy just a couple heartbeats away from the Presidency…quits in a virtual media vacuum!!!

    Sure, there were stories. But not even 10% of the attention there should have been. We’re so wrapped up in this idiotic horse race, that we didn’t even notice ACTUAL NEWS! And actual news that came out of the blue with an “element of surprise”. “Surprise announcements” like this used to make editors jizz in their pants. Now? It’s like finding an old Playboy in the attic. You’re obliged to take a look, but then go right back to what you were doing.

    Not that it’s all that surprising. The dude has essentially been crying alone in his dorm room every night for years. Nobody loves him. Everybody hates him. He’s a Boehner without a boner!

    If I had to describe him in one word (other than “orange”) I would say Boehner was “flaccid”. I’d have to sit & think a LONG TIME before coming up with anything he actually accomplished. It he did, it was likely against the wishes of a large chunk of his party, who wanted absolutely NOTHING to get accomplished.

    But don’t blame his quitting on The Tea Party. That Canadian music group had nothing to do with the Speaker of the House…although…the lyrics to this song do conjure up images of our modern political dystopia…where Teabagger groups play a far too dominant role.

    (Note: If I recall, this is the altered-for-TV version. The original version, that aired for a week, closely resembled a large S&M club meeting in an underground cavern. Complaints flowed in so fast, they had to replace all the exciting leather & whipping bits with the clips of the lead singer freezing his ass off in the water. I remember hearing him complain about it.)

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  2. October 1, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    You’re right: There was very little mentioned – anywhere. I’m loving the fact that the soon to be Speaker, Kevin McCarthy, has already stuck his right foot in his mouth. He admitted to Sean Hannity what most of us already knew: That Benghazi was nothing more than a ploy to discredit Hillary. Now that it’s out there, I want the $4.5 million spent on the investigations back.

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    • Sedate Me
      October 1, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Are you seeing the above video? Because I’m not. The space is there, but no video. After years of trying NOT to embed videos & failing, I actually try to embed a video and it doesn’t work! Ruined my damn joke!

      I’ve never even heard of this Kevin McCarthy guy before. Hopefully he’s not related to Joe. We’ve already got far more than enough witch-hunting going on these days.

      I’d say I hope this is a sign of a new honesty in Washington…but I could barely type that without gasping for breath from the laughter. But if it is, The Powers That Be will straighten him out fast enough.

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      • October 1, 2015 at 3:46 pm

        I watched it just fine. No issues here 🙂 KMC is the House Majority Leader, and therefore the heir apparent. He only has 9 years experience, so he still has a lot to learn by Washington good old boy standards. He worked for Eric Cantor, and he’s buds with Paul Ryan. I don’t think we have to worry about seeing too much honesty out of the guy. LOL

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        • Sedate Me
          October 1, 2015 at 4:23 pm

          The video worked for you? Good. Because I like The Tea Party a hell of a lot more than those Teabaggers and I hate how they essentially got squeezed out of their own name (a name they’ve had since the early 90’s).

          So you’re suggesting the new Speaker is at least…Teabagger adjacent? Well, if he’s only been there for 9 years, odds are pretty good.

          But shit, he’s been there less than 9 years and he’s already Speaker? Usually, you’ve got to have been there for 20 years. Sounds like either a Teabagger takeover, or it’s now a job nobody wants anymore. Either way, how the hell did that happen?

          I still kind of remember the days of Tip O’Neil, when everybody wanted to be the Speaker and Speakers got shit done.

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          • October 1, 2015 at 5:22 pm

            If he keeps running his pie hole, I don’t think he’ll make it to Speaker. So far he’s all but declared that the Benghazi hearings were a scam to undermine Hillary as mentioned above, and that the Planned Parenthood hearings are nothing more than a publicity stunt to further the teabagger’s agenda. His only competition for Speaker is Daniel Webster from Florida. I know absolutely nothing about him, other than the long storied family name that he carries, and the fact that he’s only been in Congress since 2011.

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            • Sedate Me
              October 2, 2015 at 12:28 pm

              2011? Are you shitting me???

              Then it’s obvious nobody wants this job anymore….which might be the reason there was never a coup against The Orange Boner. Everybody wanted him gone, but nobody was willing to take the job.

              And the fact he walked away from Congress immediately, just a year from an election, says how much he wants to get the hell out.

              THIS is the kind of shit the media should be talking about, not what kind of burrito Hillary ordered or what kind of chopper Trump flew to flapjack festival in.

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              • October 2, 2015 at 6:40 pm

                Don’t let those measly 4 years fool you. Webster is a career politician. He spent some 30 + years in Florida state politics, which should give you an idea of how goofy he is because, Florida! You’re right though: I would much rather hear about the GOP bursting apart at the seams than what any candidate is doing a year away from election!

                I’ve heard that Boehner took a meeting with the Pope last week, and that had a lot to do with his decision. He’s a steadfast Catholic. Perhaps he had a come to Jesus moment?

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  3. Sedate Me
    October 21, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Now they’re trying to force Paul Ryan to take this gig.

    What the fuck? This used to be the job people worked their whole careers for. This used to be the job people gave other people cement shoes for! Now literally nobody wants it.

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    • Sedate Me
      October 21, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      It’s become like this, only far more serious.

      Do they need to use an AR-15 or something?

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    • October 21, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      I think we can blame the ultra right wing nuts for that. Would you want to be Speaker with all of those morons barking in your ear 24/7? Not me.

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      • Sedate Me
        October 22, 2015 at 4:04 pm

        Hey, with that kind of money & perks…you bet your sweet bippy I’d take that job!!!

        Knowing that nobody else wants the job is unbeatable job security. It means I wouldn’t have to just sit there & take their bullshit. I could shove it right back down their throats. What are they gonna do, replace me?

        I also don’t own a cell phone and am not on Loserbook, or the Twit Zone, where all these stupid politicos go to kvetch & throw their dung. So these ass clowns will be bitching to somebody who ain’t listening and, even if he was, just doesn’t give a fuck.

        Yeah, these are the perfect qualities for a House Speaker in 2015. And I also heard that you don’t actually have to be in the House of Reps to get the job…so…..

        Vote Sedate Me for House Speaker!

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