Long reviled by Democrats, John Boehner is now getting some hate from his own party. Yes, the tearful and fearless leader of the Republicans in the House is learning the hard way that having a complete disregard for economic principles isn't beneficial to your popularity.
In a new poll released Friday by Rasmussen Reports, Boehner was given the lowest approval rating of any Congressional leader. Yes, he's even more unpopular than the perennial band geek of Congress, Nancy Pelosi.
According to the Huffington Post, "Fifty-one percent of likely voters rated Boehner unfavorably, giving him a net favorability rating of negative 20."
49 percent of people polled said that they viewed Vice President Joe Biden favorably, which made him the only legislator with a net positive rating in the poll. It's worth nothing that as Vice President, Biden is the president of the Senate and only is allowed to vote in rare circumstances.
Boehner has definitely appeared weak during these fiscal cliff debates. It's time for him to either step up to the plate and his wreak his special brand of conservative havoc or just give up and move on to the next one already. Like spray tan, indecisiveness, isn't a good look for the Speaker of the House.
Nate Silver is now saying that Boehner must win the support of at least some liberal Democrats to get some version of his plan go through. This is going to be a pretty hard thing to do considering that he couldn't even get enough Conservative votes to make his plan pass on Thursday night. These are dark times in the life of John Boehner.
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