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ElectricMan324 t1_j4ek0mw wrote

They both literally said that they "compromised" with the lunatic fringe of the party in order to keep them under control, in their opinion. Remember Michelle Bachmann? Old Boehner said that he knew she was nuts but tried to work with her because he was afraid of her growing power.

If they had acted differently and worked with Dems to box in the crazies when they were a minority, maybe things would have turned out differently. People like Ryan and Boehner were worse than the tea party/MAGA people in my opinion. They KNEW there was a problem but decided that the party was more important than the country.

That decision directly led us down the crazy train to Trump and 1/6.