For those that don’t know, there’ll be another US election tomorrow. It’s for the Speaker of the House. It is probably the third most powerful office in the US, behind the Chief Justice and President.
There are many conservatives unhappy with John Boehner. Republicans, the majority party in the House of Representatives, will elect the next Speaker. Technically, all of the representatives will elect the Speaker. But, it takes a majority to hold the seat.
So, who would the Repubs put as Speaker in place of Boehner?
There are two names which have surfaced as possible Speakers. Majority leader Eric Cantor, and former VP candidate Paul Ryan.
Cantor has issued a statement of support for Boehner, even though Cantor voted against the fiscal cliff deal. Paul Ryan voted for the fiscal cliff avoidance bill (sorry I don’t have a better term for it). So who else? Well, there’s no one. Sure, Boehner has done some things which have made me unhappy. But, so has Cantor and Ryan. The fact is, no one is going to give us much difference, and the Republican representatives know this. This is all political theater. I would support a change if there were someone to step up and convince people that they could do a better job. But, there isn’t anyone who is stepping up and making this assertion, much less convincing people of such.
To the Repubs crying, STFU, and pull your heads out. Bitching is easy. If you’ve got something better, then get on with it and put it out. If not, quite acting like a bunch of whining leftists.