When it comes to Rep. John Boehner and how he’s done as Speaker of the House, I’ve made myself pretty clear. This is a guy who’s presided over one of the most do-nothing Congresses in our country’s history and he’s been bullied around by no-name freshman congressmen on more than a few instances.
He’s just been spineless. He’s lacked the courage to govern and lead, while also being too cowardly to stand up to the radicals within his own party to get anything substantial done.
But no matter how I feel about Boehner, I know very well it could always be worse – much worse.
Like the two clowns who’ve recently thrown their hat into the ring for House Speaker. First, there was Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) who announced that he’s going to be seeking Boehner’s position. Yes, the same Yoho who once told furloughed workers during the Republican-led government shutdown that they shouldn’t be paid since they weren’t working; said that not increasing the debt ceiling would “bring stability to world markets“; and once called President Obama a racist – because of a tax on tanning beds.
Yeah, that guy wants to be House Speaker.
But it gets even worse, because an even bigger right-wing buffoon has decided that he’d be perfect for House Speaker as well. None other than Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has decided he wants to take over for John Boehner.
Yes, the same man who insulted members of our military, used Ebola to say Democrats were waging a war on women, and insisted that more people having access to health care would lower the average American’s life expectancy.
That’s the guy who just announced he wants to be House Speaker.
During his appearance with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, Gohmert essentially just bashed Boehner for daring to compromise with Democrats and said if he were to be elected Speaker that he wouldn’t do any such thing. He then went on to spout off a bunch of random talking points that were clearly meant to sound good, but they made absolutely no sense. It was basically just a word salad of the best of the best from the GOP’s “How to Pander to Conservative Voters” handbook.
Let’s be real, neither of these fools stand a chance at unseating Boehner.
Because while I disagree with Boehner on almost everything, I’ll say without hesitation that I’ll take him any day of the week over delusional right-wing radicals like Ted Yoho or Louie Gohmert.
Watch the video below via Fox News: