Boehner’s announcement that he is resigning may explain his constant crying, but it’s really a sign of how insane the GOP in Congress has become. Apparently, the more extreme members were out to replace him as Speaker anyway. He’s too “liberal” for them because after all, sometimes he actually will work with the other side when it produces a result that is good for America.
I am not sure yet whether this is good news or bad news. On one hand, the more extreme the GOP gets, the less likely they are to actually accomplish anything. On the other hand, the more extreme they are, the worse it is for America.
The system works best when both sides negotiate, work together, and accomplish goals. The extreme position of “my way or I’m shutting down government” serves no one.
So this resignation is a bit of a surprise. Maybe the Pope said something to him last night that made the difference.