Internal Splintering: Can Boehner Keep Republicans United?
Tension has been building nationwide ever since House Republicans tossed ObamaCare into the gears of the annual spending bill — grinding the government to a shuddering halt. For obvious reasons, this put Democrats and Republicans at each others throats, but recently even the Republican party has begun to bicker internally.
In a meeting of the House Republicans, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) told his fellows that they were “locked in an epic battle,” and encouraged them to “hang tough,” according to a New York Times article.
From this, one might expect Congressman Boehner to be the rallying leader directing his party’s decisions, but even his fellow Republicans admit he’s not holding the reigns on this one — apart from trying to keep his party from splintering.