Tuesday, September 29, 2015

John Boehner: Bad Speaker or Worst Speaker?

By C. Edmund Wright

All you need to know about the failed speakership of John Boehner was exposed to the entire world by Boehner himself as he announced his resignation from Congress. The what, the how, and the why of his failures were succinctly explained when he said, “The first job of any Speaker is to protect this institution that we all love.” Do what? Well, no wonder he was a disaster as speaker. He had no clue what the job description was. In just 15 words, everything about his disastrous reign was brought into laser-sharp focus. Never has someone so orange said so much with so few words and so many tears. When you're this out of touch and have abused this much power and wasted this many opportunities that have caused a nation great pain, there is no limit to the scorn you deserve......[in] 1994, as a freshman congressman, understood the times that led to the previous great GOP House victory, the Contract with America election. Hell, he even helped write the CWA. Ten years later, he was helping craft Karl Rove's brainchild, the No Child Left Behind Act, with Ted Kennedy. As if we needed it, this is more proof that the longer one is in Washington, the more vacuous one becomes. The Boehner of today, and really of the last 10-11 years, bears no resemblance to the contractor entrepreneur who was first elected in a state that gave Clinton a big win over H.W. Bush in 1992.…..To Read More…..

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