Boehner hounded out of the speakership- and Congress

The raw meat crowd has finally managed to get rid of John Boehner. One of the few grown-ups in Congress, someone who was not tone-deaf to the disgust of the American people at the partisan, ideological pettiness that has come to characterize our national legislature, is resigning at the end of next month in an attempt to preserve party unity.

The result will probably be, among other things, another government shut-down in order to defund Planned Parenthood. This will have the effect of rallying the American people behind Planned Parenthood, which is currently vulnerable, to say the least. It will also further damage the brand of the Republican party and almost certainly help Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden a year from now.

And while I'm sure that he's a fine gentleman, it probably won't help from a PR point of view that the leading contender to replace Boehner is named McCarthy.

HT: Drudge