Neil McCabe

Now, Team Boehner has decided to kneecap up to 100 Republican congressional candidates in 2014. Good news for Pelosi and her quest to reclaim the gavel.

After 2014, Boehner's support for the Democrats’ immigration bill will hurt the GOP for decades, as he will have helped usher in more than 12 million new Democratic voters--not a small number, since Obama beat Sen. John S. McCain III (R-Ariz.) by 10 million votes in 2008 and W. Mitt Romney by five million votes in 2012.

The Senate will complete its immigration bill before the July 4 recess and the House bill will be finished by the middle of August.

In just over three years after becoming the Speaker of the House, Boehner’s tenure has been marked with mistakes, misfires and missed opportunities. Nevertheless, the GOP seemed to survive his calamitous leadership. But when he breaks the Hastert Rule in order to hand the Democrats a victory on immigration, he may very well have dealt his party a blow it can never overcome.

Neil McCabe

Neil W. McCabe is a journalist working in Washington. He was a senior reporter for the Human Events newspaper and for many years a reporter for The Pilot, Boston's Catholic paper. In 2009, he deployed to Iraq with the Army as a combat historian for 15 months.