By Irene F. Starkehaus -
Sorry. I'm sure Representative Daniel Webster gets tired of that literary reference. I can't help myself. It's too symmetrical to pass up.
For the record, I am not suggesting through my allusion that John Boehner is the devil. He doesn't strike me as someone who demonstrates that much enterprise. No offense intended, but Boehner seems more like middle management, Screwtape material. You know, a wizened, old curmudgeon content to live out his existence taking orders from the higher-ups, helping a novice or two in charge of securing damnations and receiving a nice pension for not making waves when the real devils are at work.
Not making waves, this is where Boehner really excels. I think that the one word that embodies the spirit of John Boehner's tenure as Speaker is "compromise." Wouldn't you agree? Always so willing to reach across that aisle to compromise with the people who are sadistically destroying the fundamental principle that our rights are endowed by our Creator and not secured by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Considering of all the notable compromises that litter our history books with mediocrity, it's possible that John Boehner's willingness to compromise in selling out the American people during the passage of Obamacare will rank right up there at the top.