Speaker John Boehner will resign from his congressional seat in October which will send the House into a swarm for new leadership and a new direction. Boehner had been under increasing pressure from within his caucus to get tougher with President Obama and support efforts to push a more conservative agenda.

Report from the New York Times:

Speaker John A. Boehner, under intense pressure from conservatives in his party, will resign one of the most powerful positions in government and give up his House seat at the end of October, throwing Congress into chaos as it tries to avert a government shutdown.

Mr. Boehner made the announcement in an emotional meeting with his fellow Republicans on Friday morning.

The Ohio representative struggled from almost the moment he took the speaker’s gavel in 2011 to manage the challenges of divided government and to hold together his fractious and increasingly conservative Republican members.

Most recently, Mr. Boehner, 65, was trying to craft a solution to keep the government open through the rest of the year, but was under pressure from a growing base of conservatives who told him that they would not vote for a bill that did not defund Planned Parenthood. Several of those members were on a path to remove Mr. Boehner as speaker, though their ability to do so was far from certain.

Mr. Boehner’s surprise announcement came just a day after Pope Francis visited the Capitol, the fulfillment of a 20-year dream for Mr. Boehner of having a pontiff address Congress. He had a private audience with Francis before the pope’s address to a joint meeting of Congress.

As Boehner resigns and a new Republican takes over as Speaker, there will be a stronger push to confront President Obama and circumstances which could lead to government shutdowns, especially over Planned Parenthood funding. This is where the 2016 presidential race comes in since Republican candidates will be asked about these tactics and whether they support or oppose certain legislation, etc…

Any thoughts on this development? I’m pretty surprised, it seemed like Boehner was going to stay put no matter what but something must have changed recently which made it unbearable for him to try and lead a fractured caucus.

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  1. Now fire Mitch McConnell, the other RINO traitor —the Republican version of scumbag Harry Reid! Like deal-cutting with Obama and Pelosi neocon Boehner, time to oust sellout Mitch from Senate leadership, too!

    Sign the petition below to fire obstructionist Mitch-do-nothing-McConnel — and spread this petition wide and far!!!

    http://firetheleader.com/

  2. Indications we are on the right path to save our Nation!

    Short term:
    1) Get rid of all neocons and RINOs from power positions, and make sure such creatures will never have a chance to be elected:

    a) Out with Boehner — done.
    b) Remove scumbag Mitch McConnell from power — pending.
    c) Out with neocons such as Walker — done.
    d) Out with RINO Mexican speaking Jeb Bush — pending.

    2) End any possible party win of vile Dem creatures that are for themselves only:

    a) Hillary Clinton — pending.
    b) Joe Biden — pending.
    c) Martin O’Malley — done.

    Long Term:
    1) Prove to our nation in 2017 that the Rule of Law applies to all (not just to the little guy, but also to ALL Big-shots that break it):

    a) Kenyan-born Obama in jail for life — for usurping the US Presidency with a fake birth certificate.
    b) Hillary Clinton in jail for life — for her non-stop abuses of power, from Whitewater, to Benghazi, to her law-breaking private e-mail server.
    c) Harry Reid — for being Obama’s lapdog, thus conspiring with the BO in their zeal to destroy the US Constitution.
    d) Plus many more of the Dems apparatchiks — some jail time according to their complicity (such as Huma Abedin).

    2) Putting an end to such anti-American entities:

    a) Eliminating the IRS — now another weaponized Federal Agency. Flat tax gets rid of these pernicious armed tax collectors.
    b) Eliminating the Federal Reserve Board — jail time for all their top echelon, for they have been working for over 100 years (since 1913) to destroy the US Dollar (which is now worth LESS than a penny) and thus our Economy!
    c) Eliminating nearly all U.S. Government Departments and Agencies (many of which are weaponized, so the Gov can point a loaded gun at a free citizens and kill him if he disagrees with them with impunity) — for they are ever growing and relentlessness in their pursuit of removing ALL FREEDOMS from ALL US CITIZENS! It is insane that so many have grown from just a few (the FBI and Secret Service as of WW2) to nearly a thousand now:
    https://www.usa.gov/federal-agencies/a

    Unless this insanity is reversed — a time will come when there are more Gov Employees than private citizens in USA!

    • One thing I like about the Democrats is that the crazies don’t have as much power as they do in the Republican party.

      • I think it’s a “big tent” phenomenon. When a party is in firm control of Congress, there’s infighting. When they’re out-of-power, there’s no power to fight over.

        Think back to the pre-Reagan days. The crazies took over their party then.

  3. If ya thought things were [guano]-crazy before, just wait’ll ya see what happens now that the orange man has given the keys to the asylum to the inmates.

    There’s an ancient Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.

    Hoo-boy!

  4. Since this is the only open thread:

    The Government has stolen ALL our rights, and now is selling SOME of them back to us as permits….

    A Citizen challenges the Liberal Five in the US Supreme Court to do the right thing:

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/justices-mull-appeal-of-chicago-suburbs-assault-weapons-ban/ar-AAfyShS?li=AAa0dzB

    If they fail to uphold the 2nd Amendment again! — a clear signal must send that these 5 liberal-agenda-driven-creatures, calling themselves “judges”, MUST be recused and eventually impeached, and a new Patriotic President appoint constitutional judges in place of these liberal anti-constitutional apparatchiks.

    Here are the Ugly 5 that must go: Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

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