As we have seen and heard, politics makes strange bedfellows.
Following Speaker of the House John Boehner’s (R-OH) surrender to President Obama’s illegal commandment on illegal aliens, it’s being reported that Democrats are protecting Boehner from conservative Republicans unseating him from his throne.
The Hill reported on House Democrat preferences for keeping Boehner.
A number of right-wing Republicans, long wary of Boehner’s commitment to GOP efforts attacking President Obama’s policy priorities, have openly considered a coup in an attempt to transfer the gavel into more conservative hands.
But Democrats from across an ideological spectrum say they’d rather see Boehner remain atop the House than replace him with a more conservative Speaker who would almost certainly be less willing to reach across the aisle in search of compromise. Replacing him with a Tea Party Speaker, they say, would only bring the legislative process — already limping along — to a screeching halt.
With Democrats supporting Boehner, it would be impossible to replace him since a motion to remove the Speaker would require a full House vote.
Republicans should have removed Boehner when they had the chance at the start of the new Congress.
No good can come from the fact that Boehner is now being held hostage by House Democrats and Obama.