The PJ Tatler

Boehner Survives the Coup That Never Was


Ohio Republican John Boehner beat back a conservative rebellion on the House floor Tuesday, winning a third and possibly final term as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

But on the opening day of the new Republican-controlled Congress, a bloc of Tea Party insurgents fired off a warning shot to GOP leadership.

I’m not sure that the tone-deaf Speaker heard the warning shot or that repeated firings will have any effect.

The drama surrounding this non-drama was largely fueled by some “reporters” who kept seeing something that wasn’t there-a seething rebellion in the GOP ranks. As we told you yesterday, this was never really a thing.

There is no reason conservatives should stop pressuring their reps to pressure Boehner, however. It’s a slow, inexact process but it can yield results.