To paraphrase Michael Ledeen, “faster, please!”
One of the tea-party leaders in Congress believes the days of Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as speaker of the House of Representatives are numbered… Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, … predicts Boehner will no longer be speaker “by next January,” regardless of the outcome of the midterm election in November.
The Texan doesn’t think it will take a coup to remove Boehner, believing the tide is already moving in that direction, and saying, “I think people are ready for a change.”
And Gohmert would see that as a change for the better, because, he says, “We’ve got to have someone who is smart enough to realize” it was (Sen. Majority Leader) Harry Reid (D-Nev.) who shut down the government, not the GOP.
That is precisely right. Boehner had a unique opportunity on Leno to sell the conservative vision of opportunity, full employment and less government. Instead, he slouched in his chair, blamed his own party for the shutdown, talked about himself, and — in general — had all the political appeal of a moldy blanket.