Later that same year the voters spoke out loudly. Electing a large number of Tea Party Conservatives to Congress, Boehner garnered a majority in the House and became Speaker, only to completely change his tone and actually be seen over the years as working more closely with President Obama rather than listening to the needs of his party's constituents. And here we are five years later and nothing has changed excepting his announced resignation. So what happened to Boehner, why did he become so meek and unresponsive, ultimately leading to where he finds himself today?
Tonight at 9 on North Florida Writer Live I will be joined by my regular Wednesday night guest, Mark Collier, as we discuss the events of the last five years leading up to Boehner's decision to call it quits. We will look at his timidity, the part the Republican Establishment played in this period and where the party in Congress is likely to be led from here. Will the new leadership team respond to the demands of the base and the growing Conservative House membership or resort to the same old control tactics that played a large part in Boehner's loss of power? And will the action here put a push on for a similar outcome for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a man who since his elevation to that position has shown no willingness to stand on principle for anything?
Join us for a rousing discussion. The show begins live at 9 pm and will then be available on demand thereafter. Here's the link: