Peter King: Boehner resignation signals “the crazies have taken over the party”

It looks the House Republican Party might turn into a circus now that Speaker John Boehner has announced he’ll be leaving Congress at the end of October.

House Speaker John Boehner’s sudden resignation Friday “signals that the crazies have taken over the party,” New York Republican Peter King said Friday.

“I think it signals the crazies have taken over the party, taken over to the party that you can remove a speaker of the House who’s second in line to be president, a constitutional officer in the middle of his term with no allegations of impropriety, a person who’s honest and doing his job. This has never happened before in our country,” King said in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash on Friday afternoon. “He could have stayed on.”

To be honest, I’m kind of looking forward to the inevitable dumpster fire that will be the House GOP under some extremist tea party Congressperson.


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4 thoughts on “Peter King: Boehner resignation signals “the crazies have taken over the party”

  1. I differ in timing with Rep. King; the crazies have been in control prior to Boehner’s resignation. To say it in another way; the funeral of Conservatism’s death has been delayed until now.

  2. I agree with you that it will be chaos and a mess. And I understand the desire to give House Repubs enough rope to hang themselves. I am also sure we are aware that this poses real dangers to the process of government which we all must strive to see work as best as possible, and also not to allow the populist zeal to overtake the moderate and rational voices that do exist and must be strengthened–even within the GOP. Two strong parties are good for the country when they seek to compromise and work for the middle path going forward. But what I fear from Boehner’s exit is that the art of governing comes crashing to a halt–not that is was moving at any real rate forward at it was. I hope we do not wish for the worst with the GOP–or get to see it–as that will impact this entire nation.

  3. I’m definitely not looking forward to it. A victory for people who do not believe in compromise but instead in extreme obsession over select issues is bad. A victory for people who seem to actually WANT government to not work is bad.

    These people are making me look back at George W. Bush with some retroactive respect in his failed endorsement of immigration compromise. When genuine attempts at compromise are sabotaged and politicians are attacked for not being “pure” enough by not taking an uncompromising line, something is wrong. We do not need even more of that than we already have.

  4. “Know thy enemy.”

    Let’s identify Wisconsin’s contribution to the Washington D.C. “crazies” crowd’

    From my District, Sean Duffy votes with some regularity with the 40 more or less who drove Speaker Boehner to tears and termination.

    Duffy is a Catholic, but he is not on the same “pro-life” page as Pope Francis’ position on pollution causing global warming and the end of Mother Earth. Duffy is an ardent supporter of Keystone. Perhaps his campaign slogan should include “Burn baby, burn!”

    “Oh the humanity!”

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