John Boehner now free to slam his Right Wing Colleagues
It is evident that John Boehner is basking in his new freedom. Freedom gave him the courage to call out his Right Wing Republican colleagues. The included video clip and transcript are probative.
John Boehner: Our founders gave us a system of government, a majority in the House, you need 60 votes in the Senate. If the House and Senate can agree, the president gets to decide. And our founders didn't want some parliamentary system where, if you won the majority, you got to do whatever you wanted. They wanted this long, slow process. And so change comes slowly, and obviously too slowly for some.
John Dickerson: Well, are they unrealistic about what can be done government? That's the dysfunction.
John Boehner: Absolutely they're unrealistic. But the Bible says, beware of false prophets. And there are people out there spreading noise about how much can get done. I mean, this whole idea that we were going to shut down the government to get rid of Obamacare in 2013, this plan never had chance. But over the course of the August recess in 2013, and the course of September, lot of my Republican colleagues who knew it was a fool's errand really they were getting all this pressure from home to do this. And so we have got groups here in town, members of the House and Senate here in town who whip people into a frenzy believing they can accomplish things that they know, they know are never going to happen.
John Dickerson: Is Ted Cruz a false prophet?
John Boehner: Listen, you can pick a lot of names out. I'll let you choose them.
John Dickerson: You don't debate that assertion?
John Boehner: I'll refer you to my remark at a fund-raiser I made in August in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
It seems that this courage would have been better served the country if effected earlier. We would have had infrastructure spending, improvements to Obamacare, higher education assistance, and much more.