At this rate, John Boehner's gonna have to stay in the Speaker's chair forever. (Photo:  Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

John Boehner’s Resignation Means a ‘Victory for the Crazies’

History will not treat Mr. Boehner as a great legislator, brilliant political tactician or as having a unique ability to bring people together for the good of the country. He will, however, be remembered as somebody who at least tried to govern under difficult circumstances. That may not have been enough to make him a great Speaker of the House or even to sustain him in office, but it is not difficult to imagine that in a few years, perhaps even months, he will by missed by Democrats and Republicans alike as his likely successors move the Republican Party further down the road to extremism and away from even trying to govern.

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