Boehner’s surprising decision on Friday to resign sparked widespread celebration within the conservative movement. When Marco Rubio announced the speaker’s retirement from the stage at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, activists whooped and hollered in approval. “What a great day for America,” David Bossie, president of Citizens United, gushed. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey showed the depth of anger at the congressional Republican leadership. Fully 80 percent of Republican primary voters who called themselves very conservative or talk-radio listeners said they were dissatisfied with Boehner and Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.