Previously posted at the original Soapblox site on Fri Sep 25, 2015 at 16:08:02 PM CDT

The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Boehner (r), is resigning at the end of October. Twitter hasn’t been kind:

Phil Plait ‏@BadAstronomer
Boehner “proud of what this majority has accomplished.” And what would that be, exactly? [….]1:29 PM – 25 Sep 2015

Ezra Klein ‏@ezraklein
John Boehner helped to unleash a destructive strain of anti-government conservatism he ultimately couldn’t control [….]1:00 PM – 25 Sep 2015

Dan Froomkin ‏@froomkin
That Boehner is being called a moderate and a realist is the sign of the incredible debasement of the modern political vocabulary 12:36 PM – 25 Sep 2015

Wonkette ‏@Wonkette
Boehner pats himself on the back for being so nice and fair to everyone. We, uh, must have missed that. 12:23 PM – 25 Sep 2015

David Corn ‏@DavidCornDC
Writing about Boehner’s legacy right now. Won’t be that long. 10:21 AM – 25 Sep 2015

Ouch.

Chris Kluwe ‏@ChrisWarcraft
With Boehner resigning, it looks like the Republican Party is one step closer to realizing their master plan of Whig v2.0. 10:07 AM – 25 Sep 2015

Top Conservative Cat ‏@TeaPartyCat
John Boehner resigning as Speaker leaves a vacuum in leadership, the same vacuum that has been there since 2011. 8:42 AM – 25 Sep 2015

As if anyone on the planet was capable of herding right wingnut cats.