By Jan Rogers,
John Boehner threw in the towel this past week; worn down by constant sniping and factionalism in his party, he determined it was time to find a less stressful line of work, so he’s quitting the Speakership and the Congress. Boehner comes from a generation of activist Republicans, part of the Gingrich revolution, but for all their aggressive tactics, the Gingrich disciples understood that you get what you want by negotiation. Things got done back then.
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