Outgoing Speaker John Boehner met with his colleagues Thursday and tearfully said goodbye. Boehner has spent the last 20-plus years in Congress, and most conservative Americans think that was too long.
“I leave with no regrets, no burdens,” he said as he prepared to hand over the gavel to his successor. “I leave the way I started – a regular guy humbled to do a big job.”
Boehner, who described his life as a “chase for the American dream,” told colleagues during his roughly 10-minute speech to remain optimistic.
“Hope always springs eternal – if you do the right things for the right reasons – good things will happen,” he said, wiping away tears.
“No Regrets?” Did he just say no regrets? To his own ADMISSION… he doesn’t regret… what he has done to the country!?
Too bad the rest of the Republican Party can’t say the same. Six years of control of the House, with two years in conjunction with the Senate, and what was accomplished? Want to know why we real conservatives are teed off? We haven’t seen anything on illegal immigration, Obamacare, the IRS, the ATF, the Secret Service, the NSA, the EPA, the VA – and, of course, another fat spending bill attached to yet another debt ceiling increase.
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Gosh, what could the source of discontent possibly be?
Oh, that’s right – Boehner touted the Systemically Important Financial Institution legislation and increasing the debt limit from $50 billion to $500 billion. Wow…more tireless work for the poor banks. Will it change under Paul Ryan? No, it probably won’t.
This is not happening simply because “the Democrats get to vote, too.”
Check out Boehner’s farewell address:
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