Another Chump Outs Himself
Bill Quick

Boehner Must Be Stepping Down as Speaker | National Review Online

For the past two years, while I’ve sometimes criticized Speaker John Boehner, I may have been, of all unabashedly conservative pundits, the one who has defended him the most often, by repeatedly recognizing just what a difficult political position faces a Speaker of the right in today’s divided government. But yesterday’s adolescent lament from him making fun of colleagues who won’t take up immigration reform was beyond the pale. He gives absolutely no credit to any legitimate motives his colleagues might have — such as, for instance, that they really disagree philosophically and strategically with his whole approach. 

Meanwhile, his determination to keep pressing forward on the issue, despite the obvious political drawbacks of doing so, shows such a political tin ear as to be astonishing.

The only thing I can think of is that he really doesn’t intend to run for reelection as Speaker, so he doesn’t care anymore if he ticks off any of his colleagues, or anybody else for that matter.



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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


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