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Ohio Rep. John Boehner Will Resign House Speakership, Seat In Congress

Well, well, well, well, well, well, well. John Boehner, the Ohio-born, bar-raised blue collar boy has decided to follow in the footsteps of his previous Number 2, Eric Cantor and get out while the gettin’ is good. Granted, Cantor was ousted from his elected position during a surprise upset primary battle with an unknown, but Cantor nonetheless resigned his position well before the end of his term. John Boehner has faced resistance to his speakership from his own party for the past 6 years, but this year, rumblings of a call to Vacate the Chair (remove the speaker) from his caucus was reaching a fever pitch. It looks as though he has decided to cut and run before the process actually took a turn for the nasty. This also makes one question what sort of deal the Speaker has planned to unveil for an extension of Government funding. If he has decided to strike a deal with Nancy Pelosi (who, since her own time in the Speaker’s chair has still had a hefty amount of power to run the House in crisis moments) to fund the Government, then he is likely announcing his retirement as penance for compromising. Unfortunately, the Conservative wing has let their priorities get so twisted that the word “compromise” to modern day Republicans is tantamount to “terrorism.”

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