By now the world knows that Speaker of the House John Boehner is stepping down at the end of October.
Republican House Speaker Boehner resigns to avoid battle over speakership.
— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) September 25, 2015
The wonderful Ms. Attkinson being diplomatic, as always. We all know it was not to avoid a battle, but to avoid losing. Much cheering transpired from the right. But a few on the left were downright crestfallen over the news.
With John Boehner out, radical conservatives set their sights on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell http://t.co/9iYgxDXuJd
— Salon.com (@Salon) September 25, 2015
If by “radical conservatives” you mean “conservatives who want reps to do their jobs”, then yes. The heartbreak didn’t stop there, though.
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) September 25, 2015
It appears Planned Parenthood just lost a friend. At least they are mourning over something.
By ousting a good man like Speaker Boehner — someone who understood the art of compromise — the party of Eisenhower and Reagan is no more.
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) September 25, 2015
Senator Reid, not to be outdone in the heartbreak, espouses his belief that the current establishment leadership remotely resembled the Reagan one. But if you ever needed proof that our soon-to-be-former Speaker was a duplicitous, spineless, egotistical platyhelminthes, look no further than Teh Prez.
Obama on Boehner: “he has always conducted himself with courtesy and civility with me. He has kept his word when he has made a commitment"
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) September 25, 2015
The only good thing Speaker Boehner ever did was support Israel. I can’t think of anything else, frankly. But hey, I’m a lady, and will raise a glass in remembrance of his tenure.
After all, bourbon goes well with Cheetos™.