I'm rooting against Boehner and I can't even remember the name of the dude challenging him. It's not that I think Boehner is too liberal or too conservative. It's because I think he's been in the House Speaker position too long.
On the ride home last night, there were reports on my car pool rides radio of threats from "Boehner's people" that any Republican who doesn't vote for him will not be appointed to any high ranking committee positions. Whether that's true or just talk radio talk I don't know. But that is exactly the kind of behavior I'd expect from any career politician from any political party that's been in a position of power for too long.
My solution is simple: for every new Congress, there are new members elected to every position. Each and every leadership role from Speaker of the House to the lowest sub-committee chair will get a new person with zero experience in that role.
That would put an end of a lot of political favors to get bill voted on and other BS that goes on in Washington DC.
We need term limits. Not just in how long we have people in Washington DC and the State Capitols, but limits on what they do in there short stay there.