CP COMMENTARY: Boehner Resigns and Conservatives Cheer

by Robert W. Peck, Constitution Party of Washington state chairman


Conservatives of late have been openly bemoaning Boehner’s performance in office.  However, I remember watching the live election coverage with a friend back in 2010 when Boehner and the republicans won control of the U.S. House.  It was called a “Tea Party victory” and conservatives were all aflutter believing “we’ve won, we’ve taken our country back.”  Tiny Tears Boehner was crying live tears for the camera as conservatives joined in with tearful joy that “we’re saved!”

I had already been fooled by George ‘”new world order” Bush in 1988 and Newt Gingrich’s Republican Revolution in 1994, then watched as the conservative right bought into GW “record deficit” Bush as being a true conservative in 2000.  By the time Boehner came along, I just felt like I’d seen this movie too many times to not be able to predict the outcome.  There’s a saying about, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

Nevertheless, the conservative right seems to be once again getting aroused with hope, this time the hope that something good will come of replacing Boehner.  Meanwhile, the current Presidential circus, and infatuation with Donald Trump, would seem to indicate that we like being fooled and are ready to buy a ticket for another elephant ride.

I don’t mean this as discouraging negativism in the vein of “nothing will ever get any better; there’s no hope; let’s all sing another chorus of ‘Gloom, despair and agony on me.”  What I do mean is that nothing is going to get any better until we start paying attention, determine to not get fooled again and realize that to change our government we have to change our vote.

Read the Washington Times article about Boehner’s resignation here.