I don't have to recite chapter and verse on this one, you know why he's won the malakatude crown of thorns. Speakers-even strong ones-all eventually lose control of their caucus. Boner, however, *never* had control over his, and it turns out he has no influence with them either. He also doesn't know how to count votes. I have never in a lifetime of following politics seen an important vote, announced, scheduled, and withdrawn in a 24 hour period. Never.
It's hard to see how John of Orange can survive this public humiliation at the hand of the teawads in the GOP caucus. Unfortunately, that weasel Eric Cantor is just as bad and is unlikely to unite the fractious House Republicans so that the nation's business can get done.
The message to Democrats in all this is a simple one: get out and vote in off-year elections so that 1994 and 2010 will not be repeated. Unfortunately, losing so many ledges in 2010 has given the GOP an advantage in the House via the dark magic of Gerrymandering.
I saw Louisiana Congressman Bill Cassidy on WWL-TV this morning. He's the man from Red Stick so I was surprised that they didn't interview our local wingnut Congressman, Steve Scalise. Cassidy seems to be planning a run against the eternally vulnerable Senator Mary Landrieu in 2014. Cassidy blamed-surprise, surprise-Obama for Boner's defeat at the hands of his own caucus, which is crazy but typical.
Boehner's Plan B tuned out to be as artistically successful as Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space as well as equally mockworthy. That's why the lame duck (?) Speaker of the House is malaka of the week.