Speaker of the House John Boehner has once again shown his willingness to acquiesce to the demands of a lawless president in the vacuum of leadership with which he has managed the United States House of Representatives. Unable to gather support from the members of his own party, the feckless Speaker courted Democrats in the biggest act of betrayal since Benedict Arnold. The Speaker has blown to smithereens the Hasert Rule, which was a long-standing tradition by Republican speakers to not bring legislation to the floor without a majority of Republican support. Only 28 Republicants voted for the debt limit increase bill which gives President Obama the ability to borrow as much money as he wishes. One hundred and ninety nine sensible Republicants voted against the bill.
With the passing of this legislation, the House of Representatives is now under de facto control of the Democrat party, without them having to win the mid-term elections this Fall. And because of John Boehner's betrayal of the American people and conservative values, the Democrat party will attain de jure control of the House this November. Dislike of the conservative wing of the Republicant party, and especially the Tea Party, by John Boehner and the rest of the Washington Republicant establishment, is stronger than their desire to do the right thing for the American people.
The strategy, if one wishes to call it that, which can be harvested from the Speaker's comments is that the Democrats will own the fiscal irresponsibility of the debt limit increase. Mr. Boehner's ignorance, deliberate or not, of his opposition's tactics and their incestuous relationship with the main stream media which contributes to the successful execution of those tactics, seems to be the modus operandi of Republicant leadership that is hell bent on politically destroying their own party. With this latest insult to fiscal probity by Speaker Boehner, he has insured that a significant number of conservatives will sit out this Fall's mid-term elections.
The unconditioned raise in the debt limit, along with the Ryan/Murray budget, have essentially neutered the Republicant party, causing them to become the "pale pastels" that Ronald Reagan warned against. Never before in this great nation's history have the people needed the "bold colors" of principled leadership in opposition to oppression. Unfortunately, the people have looked up from the weight of tyranny's yoke that has been placed upon them to catch a glimpse of history's palest pastel personified in John Boehner.