Fearless Predictions Right Here, Right Now
With the government shutdown/debt ceiling crisis stumbling and bumbling to its ultimate resolution, one observation that can be made is that Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner is done. Some time next year he will announce that he is not running for re-election. This will allow him to finish out his term as Speaker without the humiliation of being overthrown by his colleagues.
It is hard to wish Mr. Boehner well. His failure to provide leadership has cost the country dearly. And the country needs a functioning conservative Republican party, and he has failed to deliver that. History will not look kindly on Mr. Boehner’s term as Speaker of the House.