Republicans Self-Destruct; Speaker Boehner Is Finished; Or Maybe Not

The Republican Party has exacted a pound of flesh from the people of New York and New Jersey.

It’s more than a slap in the face. It’s a kick in the teeth.  

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SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER, REPUBLICAN OF OHIO

In an apparent act of political retribution against Republican members of Congress from the Northeast, Speaker John Boehner refused to allow a House vote last night  on a disaster assistance bill for victims of Hurricane Sandy, who are concentrated in New York and New Jersey.

“He walked off the floor . . . The Republican speaker walked off the floor without allowing a vote.”

The above quote is from a furious Republican Congressman, Peter King of New York.

Speaker Boehner is finished. He must be. Either that, or the Republican Party — dominated by representatives from the Southern states, Great Plains states, and Rocky Mountain states — confirms itself as a parochial regional party.

Self-destruction of the speaker and the Republican Party, combined with the general disarray and dysfunction of the Federal government, would likely lead to a historic political realignment in America. The outcome is impossible to predict. Maybe good, maybe bad. It’s the Black Swan political upheaval of the century.

— John Hayden

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3 responses to “Republicans Self-Destruct; Speaker Boehner Is Finished; Or Maybe Not

  1. Unfortunately, it seems there is no depth of assholery to which Republicans can plunge without penalty. I’d just like to see Chris Christie start an old-fashioned Jersey City street fight with Boehner.

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