October 10, 2015

THE LIBERATED LEADER:

House Speaker John Boehner's here to stay, for now, and that means leverage on budget fights (ANDREW TAYLOR, 10/10/15, Associated Press)

The tea party forces that pushed Boehner to plan his exit after nearly five years in the top job now have less leverage against a man with nothing to lose. Conservative hard-liners have caused further chaos by blocking the ascension of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

What are they going to do now, threaten to force a vote to immediately oust Boehner?

Nope.

"Sometimes the dog catches the car and doesn't know what to do," Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, a Boehner ally, said of the House Freedom Caucus and other hard-right lawmakers.

They just made the Speaker the most dangerous man in Washington.

Posted by at October 10, 2015 7:45 AM
  

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