Speaker John Boehner will resign from the House at the end of October

NBC News is reporting that the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, will resign at the end of October. Much speculation exists at this time regarding why he made this decision and we will have to wait to hear from him, but I think he is resigning in anger and frustration about the Tea Party Revolution and its continuing take-no-prisoners approach to politics and nonstop threats to shut down the government.

This is a big story. Stay tuned.

22 Responses to Speaker John Boehner will resign from the House at the end of October

  1. Trained Observer says:

    His successor is the one who truly will be in over his head. Bodes well for Democratic party in 2016.

  2. ed nelson says:

    Mr. Suntan/Golfer…. used to tend bar in his dads place!

    He’s a nice enough guy, but he is over his head.

    Well, they ain’t one of ’em today that ain’t over their heads/under water… In ancient times when knights/toilets weren’t invented yet…the old Romans even had a donkey in the Senate….

    Do you think these latter day folks… could put together any good constructive thing?

  3. I would think for the sake of the party that moderate Republicans would fight the Tea Party tooth and nail. Wouldn’t it be something if moderate Reps switch parties or vote for Bernie Sanders. Interesting times.

    • Furious Boehner allies lash out

      The House Freedom Caucus, which is comprised of about 40 conservative lawmakers who’ve frequently opposed Boehner, plans to meet with each leadership candidate before offering endorsements.

      Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), a founding member of the Freedom Caucus, acknowledged that they likely won’t have the votes to install one of their own into the leadership hierarchy. But the Freedom Caucus expects they’ll have the power to sway who can win.

      “I don’t think that the conservative wing of the party has enough mass to get one of our own elected. We certainly have enough mass to influence the outcome,” Mulvaney said.

      Freedom Caucus (AKA: Shutdown Caucus)

      • From the ridiculous shutdown caucus to the sublime, as reported in the New York Times this morning (Saturday):

        The Mass at the Garden was celebrated with the choreography of a concert befitting the hall before a rapt audience.

        “A hope which liberates us from the forces pushing us to isolation and lack of concern for the lives of others, for the life of our city,” Francis said. “A hope which frees us from empty connections, from abstract analyses or sensationalistic routines. A hope which is unafraid of involvement, which acts as a leaven wherever we happen to live and work. A hope which makes us see, even in the midst of smog, the presence of God as he continues to walk the streets of our city.”

        Pope Francis sees with the poet’s eye.

        • a2nite says:

          @ FL

          No he isn’t. He is doing a great PR campaign against the American people. I see a he-man woman hater, an anti-LGBT bigot. Why does he have any sway? He is a lifelong celebate man a CEO of an organization of celebate men. What does he know about women or married life or family life?

          What has caused income inequality & climate change, too many human beings on the planet. Can’t do anything about that when he wants more behinds in the pews. That means more women being captive to pregnancies they don’t want.

          I don’t listen to men who don’t respect women as full equal human beings.

          Let’s not even go with the genicidal monster theyre going to become a saint nor the evil child rapists still being protected.

    • a2nite says:

      @Two sides to a story:


      The Republikkkans all agree with each other. They just don’t agree with the Vandal caucus methods. The Vandals have not figured out how the government works because they didn’t learn and they don’t care as long as they screw most of us out of our end.

      they’re winning because they control most of state lege; they can block most of Mr. Obama’s remaining objectives.

      The Rs don’t care because they are evil destroyers, all of the electeds are.

  4. Rachael says:

    I am not a Catholic, but I LOVE this pope!! I don’t know what happened to the republicans/conservatives/tea partiers, but they got very lost somewhere along the way and it was like anything that was what it “should” be (especially by people professing to be “Christians,” they did the opposite.

    They are nothing more than opposition to ANYTHING rational, reasonable, humane.

    I never thought I would see the day, but as Barry Goldwater said, ““Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they’re sure trying to do so, it’s going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can’t and won’t compromise. I know, I’ve tried to deal with them.”

    Somehow in the name of religion and all that is supposed to be “right,” they got very messed up.

    I think the visit from the pope, Bernie Sanders, and the outcry of the people had FINALLY been heard!!!

    • Let us pray that you’re right.

      • Malisha says:

        I’m not sure whether it’s the cry of the people that got heard or whether there’s some terrible shock in store for us. When things get over-orchestrated by the crazies, and often with the near-crazies on board to a certain extent (as they are with this Boehner theatrical production), we have an equation with too many variables and some of them truly UNKNOWN and not reducible.

        I’m cautious and suspicious right now.

  5. I’m shocked. I guess he doesn’t have the stomach to oversee another government shutdown (that’s the first thought that came to my mind).

    • He’s going to have a press conference soon, probably after the Pope concludes his address to the UN.

      • False alarm. Boehner to speak to the press at 1 pm ET.

        Momentous Day Today.

        President Obama meeting today with China President Xi Jinping. China agreement to a cap and trade policy.

        • “Zippity Doo Dah, I’m done!

          He feels great.

          An immense relief.

          Looks like Kevin McCarthy will succeed him as Speaker.

          Don’t underestimate the importance of the Pope’s visit to his decision. He ended his time in Congress on a high, having accomplished everything he was capable of accomplishing.

          By doing so, he may well have saved the country from a Republican shutdown next week because now they have to vote on a successor and an agenda.

  6. Malisha says:

    Boehner only looks somewhat rational by COMPARISON. The tea party gang are anarchists and thugs.

    • “The tea party gang are anarchists and thugs.”

      Mix in not very bright and science averse and one has an unmanageable obstacle to necessary change.

      • Here’s an informative article in Politico about Speaker Boehner: The Prisoner of Capitol Hill

        • From the Pope’s address to the UN:

          First, it must be stated that a true “right of the environment” does exist, for two reasons. First, because we human beings are part of the environment. We live in communion with it, since the environment itself entails ethical limits which human activity must acknowledge and respect. Man, for all his remarkable gifts, which “are signs of a uniqueness which transcends the spheres of physics and biology” (Laudato Si’, 81), is at the same time a part of these spheres. He possesses a body shaped by physical, chemical and biological elements, and can only survive and develop if the ecological environment is favourable. Any harm done to the environment, therefore, is harm done to humanity.

          Second, because every creature, particularly a living creature, has an intrinsic value, in its existence, its life, its beauty and its interdependence with other creatures. We Christians, together with the other monotheistic religions, believe that the universe is the fruit of a loving decision by the Creator, who permits man respectfully to use creation for the good of his fellow men and for the glory of the Creator; he is not authorized to abuse it, much less to destroy it. In all religions, the environment is a fundamental The misuse and destruction of the environment are also accompanied by a relentless process of exclusion. In effect, a selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity leads both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and disadvantaged, either because they are differently abled (handicapped), or because they lack adequate information and technical expertise, or are incapable of decisive political action. Economic and social exclusion is a complete denial of human fraternity and a grave offense against human rights and the environment. The poorest are those who suffer most from such offenses, for three serious reasons: they are cast off by society, forced to live off what is discarded and suffer unjustly from the abuse of the environment. They are part of today’s widespread and quietly growing “culture of waste”.

    • You’re insulting anarchists and thugs, Malisha! O..o

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