Wednesday :: Feb 25, 2015

Boehner's 15 Minutes Are About Up

by Deacon Blues

With the Senate poised to send the House a clean DHS funding bill in the next day or so, John Boehner's worst days are ahead of him. As the Washington Post's Dana Milbank noted late this afternoon, Boehner faces the prospect of cobbling together a voting majority (including Democrats) to push through a funding bill to avoid a shutdown, or standing tough with his extremist base and having the department shut down, something 60% of America opposes.

If Boehner does the former, and cobbles together a deal, it could cost him his Speakership only weeks after gaining the benefit of a totally GOP-led Congress. If he sticks with the Tea Party crazies that now run the House GOP, who actually talk publicly about immigrants being a national security threat to the United States, then DHS will run out of money over the weekend, which will only shine a brighter light on the crazies Boehner has empowered. Those crazies will get more and more headlines for the pathetic drivel they spew about immigrants, thereby sinking the GOP's chances next year of winning a national election, and Boehner for his part will be guilty by association, making him part of the problem rather than the solution. Once that happens, he might as well resign, because he will cease to be a national figure with any influence.

It couldn't happen to a nicer guy, and he has no one to blame but himself.

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