If Boehner weren’t a thug, then there would be no fear of voting against him. That’s how it works:
BREITBART – Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) said that “many” of his House colleagues would have voted to unseat House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) if they knew they would not be retaliated against on Thursday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.
“If you are found to be voting against the speaker, you don’t get the chairmanship you thought you were going to get, you don’t get to move up. Your bill doesn’t get heard on the floor…I know from many of my colleagues that if they knew there would not be any revenge or punishment, or intimidation, or retribution from the establishment, they would have voted with their constituents. That’s the thing, constituents wanted change” he stated.
In this respect, Boehner is right. He isn’t a squish against ‘enemies’ in his own party.