(Big sigh…) House R’s, except Texan Louie Gohmert, re-elected John Boehner Speaker of the House.
John promises to be different, no more secret meetings with the president, he’ll follow House rules, he’s changed, he can be trusted now.
Over the years, my wife and I have known abused women who would take back abusive spouses that promised they are different, now.
As the old adage says, leopards don’t change their spots.
The House of Representatives has a bevy of brilliant young minds imminently more qualified than Boehner to lead.
John Boehner needed 214 to win and 214 voted for him, not much to shout about, to be sure.
Bottom line: Boehner won re-election because no one arose to the challenge as a singularly better choice. As the Washington Post reported,
“Even some Republicans who supported Boehner did so not because they thought he was successful at the job, but because they weren’t sure that anyone could do a better job of managing their unwieldy caucus.”
Therein lies the problem: lack of common purpose, absence of unity among Republican lawmakers. Still, I’ll take the independent nature of the GOP over the ‘plantation mentality’ of the Democrat party.