John Boehner Remains House Speaker, Even Though Everybody Hates Him

Who exactly remains in the John Boehner fan club? It can’t be Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, whom Boehner last week told to “go f–k himself” during tense fiscal cliff negotiations. It’s probably not President Obama. And it’s probably not his erstwhile deputy, Eric Cantor, who all-but-openly lusts for Boehner’s job as House Speaker. It might not even be most Republicans in Congress, given how they voted against the fiscal cliff deals that Boehner brought to them last week. Despite all that, though, Boehner was re-elected by his peers as the Speaker of the House. We don’t understand it, either. [New York Times]