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I suppose it depends on whether one can see shades of GOP. Boehner, to his credit, at least wanted the House to function as a GOP House, not as a Tea Party. The Tea Party enthusiasts first and foremost were disrupters and agents of Chaos. Perhaps they made impossible many of the worst goals of the 'mainline' GOP, much like Trump's personality thwarted his goals in so many ways.
 

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Apr 6th, 2021 at 02:23:45 AM EST
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Trump moved the Overton window so far right that even some of the most bone headed conservative GOPers seem reasonable and sane by comparison in retrospect. In fairness to  Boehner, it was always political, not personal with him. He seemed to get on with Obama et al quite well on a personal level, but he had a job to do as conservative Leader of the House to thwart their agenda.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Apr 7th, 2021 at 04:23:38 PM EST
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