Wow. Quite a well written piece of hero worship there. I certainly hope you are correct in your assertions of Boehner's clandestine and oh-so-suave genious, but the preponderance of evidence during his tenure displays an abysmal record of "compromise" (read: caving in) to Our Dear Leader and His Lieutenants. He does, however, enthusiastically defend the republic against those dastardly conservatives in he Republican party, so I'm fairly certain he has a spine in there somewhere. Bottom line: Boehner is a Statist, along with the rest of the Establishment, and no friend of the taxpaying, free citizen.