Despite heavy criticism from conservatives and rumors of a serious challenge to his leadership, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has survived to serve another term as the chief officer of the U.S. House of Representatives.
I had hoped that Boehner would go. Granted, he has had a very difficult job dealing with a president that is not honest enough nor ethical enough to negotiate with in good faith.
But Boehner is too willing to compromise with free-spending, Constitution-bashing liberals to suit my conservative sensitivities. It has been widely rumored that Boehner is the one who prevented the Issa committee from taking the next step in the Fast and Furious debacle. And so far, it is also rumored that Boehner is the one who has put the breaks on advancing the investigation into the Benghazi massacre in the House.
This kind of timidity is not helpful at this particular point in American politics. We are now dealing with militant Leftists who openly call for the repeal of the Second Amendment, the ditching of the Constitution altogether, and the even the incarceration and murder of conservatives.
As I have said often before, 2013 is not shaping up to be a good year at all in America. I expect open violent conflict in our streets by this summer, if not before then.
And I simply do not think Boehner is the one to give leadership in these highly volatile and dangerous times.