I suggest you read the excerpt first to see if it intrigues you. It did so for me!
In fact, On the House promises to be a doozy! (I had long thought that “doozy” was a reference to the car manufacturer, the Duesenberg Motor Company. I was wrong. It's a variation of “daisy.” Who knew?)
Some notable quotes from John Boehner's “On the House”:
In the 2010 midterm election, voters from all over the place gave President Obama what he himself called “a shellacking.” And oh boy, was it ever. You could be a total moron and get elected just by having an R next to your name—and that year, by the way, we did pick up a fair number in that category.
To them, my talk of trying to get anything done made me a sellout, a dupe of the Democrats, and a traitor. Some of them had me in their sights from day one. They saw me as much of an “enemy” as the guy in the White House. Me, a guy who had come to the top of the leadership by exposing corruption and pushing conservative ideas. Now I was a “liberal collaborator.” So that took some getting used to. What I also had not anticipated was the extent to which this new crowd hated—and I mean hated—Barack Obama.
Under the new rules of Crazytown, I may have been Speaker, but I didn’t hold all the power. By 2013 the chaos caucus in the House had built up their own power base thanks to fawning right-wing media and outrage-driven fundraising cash. And now they had a new head lunatic leading the way, who wasn’t even a House member. There is nothing more dangerous than a reckless asshole who thinks he is smarter than everyone else. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Senator Ted Cruz. He enlisted the crazy caucus of the GOP in what was a truly dumbass idea. Not that anybody asked me.
Now, I'm the last guy to recommend anything that will enrich a Republican of recent vintage, so take this “recommendation” with a grain of salt. (Eisenhower was great, mostly. Buy his book here. LOL)
In fact, buy a 50-pound bag of salt. If you really hate Republicans, wait for it at your local library (Republicans HATE libraries almost as much as they hate President Obama.
Or just buy the damned book. Republicans hate to read, too, so you're very ownership shall enrage them.
Not to take sides (I would never do that), the book offers Republicans a thing or two. John Boehner was no saint. He was and still is a scrapper. He dished a lot of tainted meat to the Democrats. He was actually kind of a sane hero for traditional conservatives, of which I was one, many, many years ago.
(Brief note: I voted Republican until March 2003. Look that date up and you'll know why I left the party.)
I, for one, have pre-ordered the Audible copy. I like John Boehner's raspy cigarette-smoking and alcohol-drinking pre-cancer voice. It reminds me of Patty and Selma, Marge's sisters in the Simpsons. Get yours today!
You can pre-order today and get it on April 13, 2021 when it's released for delivery.