No surprise here: A recent poll found that most voters identifying as Republican want Boehner out as speaker. Breitbart reported on the poll:
Republican voters nationwide overwhelmingly want their House representative to elect somebody other than Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker of the House, a new poll from Pat Caddell’s organization Caddell Associates shows.
A whopping 60 percent of voters who voted for Republicans in the last election either definitely or probably want their member of Congress to elect someone other than Boehner on Jan. 6, when Congress convenes, according to the poll. The voters were asked: “As you may know the new Congress will select its leaders in January. If it were up to you, would you elect John Boehner to continue as Speaker of the House or would you elect someone new?”
In response to that question, 34 percent of the GOP voters surveyed said they definitely want someone other than Boehner and 26 percent said they probably want someone other than Boehner. Only 11 percent said they definitely want to keep Boehner and an additional 15 percent said they probably want Boehner to stay. So the poll says some 60 percent of GOP voters want Boehner gone, while just 25 percent want him to stay. Fifteen percent in the poll either don’t know, or are undecided on Boehner’s future.
In addition to that condemnation of Boehner, 64 percent of the GOP voters surveyed either strongly or somewhat agree that Boehner, as Speaker of the House, has been “ineffective in opposing President Obama’s agenda.” Only 24 percent either somewhat or strongly disagree. Twelve percent didn’t know.
The problem with politics is that while American voters might get “outraged” for a little while and “vote the rascals out,” who replaces the bad guys? It’s like that Who song “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” where he says, “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.”
People get fooled by smooth-talking politicians with great hair. Voters get sold during these salesmen’s campaign speeches where they make all these grandiose promises. Then, when they get into office, they start being good “team players.” They start breaking all their campaign promises. They start “working with” the other side and compromising. Then voters grow irritated and call for their resignation and vow to vote them out of office, and the cycle starts all over again.
In America, it’s virtually impossible to hold any influential office without being a spineless and compromising yes-man who’s easily swayed by bribes, hookers and backroom deals. In fact, the more corrupt you are, the more likely you are to achieve higher positions of influence and power, like President or Speaker of the House. You do as you’re told, and your secret scandals remain relatively safe and secure. But if you dare start growing a backbone or doing your own thing, then all of a sudden, your “secrets” will become the next day’s headlines.
The House may very well vote to replace Boehner. Whoever it may be may seem promising at first, and voters will be hopeful, but just you wait. In time, he’ll prove that he was bought and paid for. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have been selected in the first place.