As the mastermind of the US government shutdown of few years ago, is the resignation of US Republican Party Congressman John Boehner a good thing?
By: Ringo Bones
Given that it happened after he met Pope Francis many are wondering if Pope Francis had finally managed to exorcise the Republican Jesus / GOP Jesus out of House Majority Leader US Republican Party Congressman John Boehner. After all, he was the mastermind of the US government shutdown that paralyzed Washington DC a few years ago. After deciding to resign effective October 30, will the troubles plaguing Capitol Hill will soon be coming to an end?
Unfortunately, Congressman Boehner, who became the Majority leader of the 435-seat chamber, is slated to be replaced by someone more evil according to Capitol Hill insiders and there might be some truth to this given that TEA Party poster-child US Republican Party Senator Ted Cruz had been gloating over Boehner’s resignation announcement last week. Boehner could be replaced by Majority leader Kevin McCarthy – although Rep. McCarthy is not known for being “more evil” than Rep. Boehner or being “as evil” as Senator Ted Cruz.
John Boehner will be remembered as the Ohio Republican who steered his party to an overwhelming House majority in Capitol Hill. His recent resignation announcement managed to launch an unexpected leadership battle among house Republicans. If Boehner is replaced by someone “more evil”, could the days of government shutdown by the GOP soon return to Washington DC?