Why the Republican Party Remains Split
By: Bill O'ReillySeptember 28, 2015
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With the resignation of Speaker of the House John Boehner, the Grand Ol' Party again finds itself under scrutiny.

Many conservatives in the House wanted Boehner out, believing he was a wimp, too much of an establishment guy.                                   

Talking Points believes Mr. Boehner represented the old guard, was not a reformer and pretty much stayed inside the House.

He never appeared with me on The Factor despite numerous invitations. 

In a calmer time a politician like John Boehner would have been acceptable to the Republican base.

But this is not a calm time.

Traditional Americans are watching America evaporate before their eyes.  The economy is terrible, now Wall Street is falling apart and median income for working Americans has fallen on President Obama's watch.

Overseas, what can you say except American foreign policy is a debacle on almost every front.

Of course the Democratic Party denies all, and that alone should hurt them in the presidential election.

All the chaos is the reason Donald Trump and Ben Carson are leading in the Republican polls -- they correctly identify the failures of the left and President Obama.

And both men are promising to clean house.

What angered some conservatives is that John Boehner never showed much emotion about policy.

He saved that for the Pope's appearance and talking about his upbringing; there the emotion flowed.

Where was your outrage Mr. Speaker when you had 177 Democrats in the House basically voting for infanticide, as happened last week.

But Mr. Boehner rarely brought indignity to the table.  He did not seem all that bothered about the direction of the country.

And that bothered many conservatives who felt Boehner was ineffective, a wobbly leader.

Again, it is the job of Republican leadership to persuade Americans to do the right thing.

And sometimes that means pounding the table and perhaps imitating Trump, who has mastered the art of the outrage.

And that's the memo.

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