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John Boehner, Speaker of the House just announced he will resign - what do you t

  1. RJ Schwartz profile image94
    RJ Schwartzposted 2 years ago

    John Boehner, Speaker of the House just announced he will resign - what do you think about it?

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  2. Alternative Prime profile image75
    Alternative Primeposted 2 years ago

    Republican John Boehner "Rejected" the word "Compromise" years ago ~ An extreme stance which is astounding to many considering that's what he was elected to do, but this sentiment is not un-common within the republican party~ if he does indeed resign it's long over due, he should have been forced out 1 second after uttering the words "Reject" & "Compromise" in the same sentence ~

    1. Austinstar profile image87
      Austinstarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. The minute he signed on, it was anti-Obama all the way. He is incapable of serving the people.

  3. JLauren Angel profile image73
    JLauren Angelposted 2 years ago

    It's a pitty John Boehner is resigning, but after he bent to Obama after he said he would do everything to uphold the American people, I think its time he found a new line of work. I realize it's tough to stay true to your belief's when you are straddled with naysayers and Muslims in the senate. Maybe his move from politics is only a break and he will be back with Trump to make the changes this nations needs.

    1. Austinstar profile image87
      Austinstarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Muslims in the senate? Name them. And there is no test for religion to be a member of our government anyway. You sound like you are in need of a good political science education.

  4. Readmikenow profile image94
    Readmikenowposted 2 years ago

    It's time for a change.  He needs to be replaced.

  5. Austinstar profile image87
    Austinstarposted 2 years ago

    I have always thought that Boehner had some serious mental issues. How he got elected in the first place is beyond me.
    This guy cannot understand the meaning of the words "get along" with people. He thinks everything should automatically go his way and he refuses to learn hos to negotiate properly with logic and reason.
    I'm actually surprised that he would resign, but how many times does it take for someone to cry in front of the world leaders before one realizes that they have emotional issues?

  6. RJ Schwartz profile image94
    RJ Schwartzposted 2 years ago

    He was unable to get consensus within his own party, let alone the entire House - A Speaker needs to show leadership and he failed to do that.  Hopefully we get someone who can move things along that are beneficial to the American people instead of just one party.

  7. lions44 profile image99
    lions44posted 2 years ago

    As a Republican, I can say this will only help the Dems in next year's election.  He may have had his faults, but Boehner did try to reach consensus and stem some of the extremism in my party.  Undoubtedly, a much more hard line leader will get elected Speaker, making the media's job that much easier in branding us "nuts," and "out of touch."   For those who don't think it matters, get a grip.  In this age, perception is everything.  We might be in danger of losing the house by 2018.

  8. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    As an outsider looking in, American politics may actually be able to move ahead after his resignation. Since he has been there he has acted as a rock from which the country falls. He has been a real stumbling block to any progress, so I think it is a good thing.

    1. Austinstar profile image87
      Austinstarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Now if we could only get Ted Cruz to follow in his footsteps.

  9. savvydating profile image95
    savvydatingposted 2 years ago

    John Boehner was and is a good man who understood that the legislative process is one of fits and starts. He knew that compromise is essential, particularly since he was working (mostly) with a Democratic House, Senate and President. Those on the far right will never be pleased with anyone who replaces Boehner. They simply want someone who will not compromise---ever, and that is just not realistic.
    A new Speaker will have a short honeymoon before all the angst begins once again and nothing will change until we elect a president who respects the legislative process and who understands how America needs to grow.
    Boehner worked to make the legislative process more open and to ensure the priorities of the American people were reflected in the priorities of lawmakers. He led the drive for strong reforms requiring bills to be posted online at least three days before a vote, making it easier to cut spending. He worked hard to require that all new legislation cite its authority in the Constitution. He led House Republicans in adopting the first ban on “earmarks.” (pork-barrel spending) since his very first days in Congress.
    He was not mentally ill, as some suggest, but he was a man who was more interested in helping Americans than in maintaining his popularity. Most of the nonsense the average person hears about him is pure trash.
    Boehner was going to resign in another 3 months anyway. He just decided to do so a bit earlier and in so doing, he prevented another government shutdown. Personally, I have no respect for anyone who trashes Boehner. People like that are ignorant.
    I wish the Speaker well and I will always admire him. He is a true American in every way that is positive.

    1. lions44 profile image99
      lions44posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Well said, Savvy.  He will be missed.

    2. savvydating profile image95
      savvydatingposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Indeed, he will be....and thank you, CJ.

    3. Alternative Prime profile image75
      Alternative Primeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      hi savvydating ~ You should re-visit at least one interview a few years ago wherein John Boehner Rejected the very Concept of "Compromise" ~ Was he forced into this position by his peers or is it his genuine sentiment, perhaps both ~

    4. savvydating profile image95
      savvydatingposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Do you know the context of his speech, Alternative?

    5. Alternative Prime profile image75
      Alternative Primeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      savvydating ~ The context? Not sure ~ This astoundingly arrogant comment was made in an interview with Leslie Stahl ~ Workers, Seniors, Students, Veterans, & Minorities will NOT miss Mr. Boehner who Obstructed their progress every chance he got ~

    6. savvydating profile image95
      savvydatingposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Do you have the date this interview occurred? I imagine it is on you tube. Leslie Stahl is not someone I admire. Nevertheless, I am happy to look at the facts. I maintain that Boehner is a good man.

    7. Alternative Prime profile image75
      Alternative Primeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not a fan of Boehner, so I guess we're even but that's irrelevant ~ It was a few years ago and I'm pretty sure it's on youtube and with a few magical clicks it should Queue UP ~

  10. Yusuf Elghazeey8 profile image60
    Yusuf Elghazeey8posted 2 years ago

    He showed no signs of real steel in leadership, and I pretty much reckon America will soon forget about his name in about a couple of days.
    Surely I don't really think we ever needed him

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