At ACC we don’t have an opinion of who should be Speaker. That is up to members of the House. But Boehner does baffle us. The American people gave the House (and Senate) back to the Republicans largely in an act of collective defiance of the current president and his agenda. John Boehner seems more concerned about what the US Chamber of Commerce, the leading business special interest, tells him to do. There seems no interest from him in cutting the size of government or in moving a small government agenda forward.
That is not what the American voters wanted from him.
(From The Washington Post)
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is bracing for what could be the toughest weeks of his speakership as several dozen conservatives in his party are threatening to topple him unless he is more ferocious with Democrats during the upcoming fiscal showdowns.
That internal feud has increased the chances that Washington, for the second time in two years, could stumble into a shutdown of the federal government.
The speaker’s lieutenants are openly girding for battle with the small but influential bloc of anti-Boehner conservatives who have signaled that if Boehner cuts any deal that they don’t like with congressional Democrats and President Obama, they could seek to remove him from the speaker’s post. It is a threat that Boehner and his allies are taking seriously.
By the way further down in the attached article representative Peter King defends Boehner. Peter King is the biggest government Republican there is practically. What a surprise.