When John Boehner was elected Speaker Of The House, he cried. When he announced his resignation, he cried. Once when he took his kids to Disney World and the line to Space mountain was 90-minutes long, he cried. Dude cries more than a Country singer at closing time.
That being said, there are lots of people singing "Ding Dong The Witch Is dead," as if Boehner is some kind of enemy. In many political arenas, he is. Boehner is not the first Speaker to resign. Gingrich resigned and people still like him a whole lot. Newt is on TV almost as much as Trump. Then again, NOBODY is on TV more than Trump. In fact, one of the many reasons Trump supporters like The Donald is because Trump knows how to swing a deal. Boehner swung a lot of deals, too. Problem being, Boehner was always swinging on the wrong end of many of those deals. Boehner did what a lot of establishment Republicans do; make deals with the Democrats and then expect the Democrats to keep their word. Boehner seemed to never realize one thing that Trump DOES seem to realize: Liberals cannot be trusted to keep their word.
Liberals and Conservatives live in two different worlds. Boehner thought he live in both of them at once. Here's a quote from John Boehner's resignation speech this morning:
"I got plenty of people following me but this turmoil that's been churning now for a couple of months, it's not good for the members and it's not good for the institution."
There's the trouble right there. Boehner is so ingrained into DC society, he believes it to be an "institution." As if to say this is not The People's house, it is The People's overlord.
Maybe he should be crying. Maybe we all should be.