Louie Gohmert and Ted Yoho will be challenging “Weepy John” Boehner for the Speaker of the House position. I’ll mostly avoid commentary on this, the latest in a series of internecine wars in the GOP, other than to note that it doesn’t matter much, except perhaps symbolically. No meaningful legislation can be passed while Barack Obama is president, and the 2016 race is, politically, all that really matters.
Symbolically, Boehner represents business as usual, and he will undoubtedly win. Business as usual generally does. But it’s nice to see a challenge to the status quo, and it would be nice to see the comfortable shaken up. (As an example of the status quo mentality, see Rep. Tom Cole’s claim that the challenges to Boehner are “unprofessional.”) So, go Louie!
I will note one fact about Gohmert that you are certain not to to read in any other analysis: he took an active role in seeking a real investigation of my SWATting incident. That’s something I won’t forget.