The internet exploded in a flurry of tweets and posts Friday after John Boehner suddenly announced that he would resign as Speaker of the House in October.
Overall the internet seemed to have only good things to say about Boehner, most of which was driven by a collective fear of who might replace him.
However there were those among the crowd simply happy to see the speaker step down.
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As my staff can attest, I've always had a soft spot for John Boehner.— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 25, 2015
Overwhelming majority of GOP voters believe their leaders "did not do enough" to stop Obama. That made Boehner toppling inevitable.— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) September 25, 2015
For real though, depending on who replaces him, we're going to maybe look back years from now and think about how reasonable Boehner was.— Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) September 25, 2015
It's often overlooked that Boehner himself was a GOP revolutionary when he arrived in early 1990s; House veterans hated his Gang of Seven— Charlie Mahtesian (@PoliticoCharlie) September 25, 2015
agree. The GOP is about to shut down the govt over PP & Boehner said "naw, that's alllll ya'll. ✌🏽️" https://t.co/VZGFSEW0nB— Kim Brown (@KimBrownTalks) September 25, 2015
Was on the air at Voter Values Summit when Rubio announced Boehner was resigning, the applause was so loud I had to pause my report.— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) September 25, 2015
Seriously, tho, history will never be kind to this group of Republicans. Boehner, however, could be an exception, to a point, at least.— William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) September 25, 2015
If your name is Boehner and you’re so insecure you force everyone to call you BAY-NER, I’m surprised you can get out of bed in the morning— Box Brown (@boxbrown) September 25, 2015
Honestly not happy about Boehner resigning, this really raises the risks of a republican party in disarray and hence a gvt shutdown— Sander Wagner (@sanderwagner) September 25, 2015
Conservatives running Boehner out over NOT shutting down the government/defunding Planned Parenthood? This is why nobody believes in govt.— Osman Noor (@OzzyForMayor) September 25, 2015
I haven't seen a Boehner retire this early since I got ED at age 35 and my wife left me thank you— L'uke O'Neil (@lukeoneil47) September 25, 2015