Misbehaving Children Get Punished

photo of Ohio Representative Jim Jordan
Out Of A Job?

I see that John Boehner isn’t taking too kindly to freshman tea party Republican Jim Jordan openly whipping against/opposing His Orangeness’ debt-ceiling plan. Via Political Wire, we learn that

Republican sources “deeply involved” in configuring new Ohio congressional districts confirmed to the Columbus Dispatch “that Jordan’s disloyalty to Boehner has put him in jeopardy of being zeroed out of a district.”

Proving my long-standing and only partially tongue-in-cheek thesis that Republicans eat their young. To be fair, Jordan isn’t actually related to Boehner (as far as I know), but that only means that perhaps I ought to adjust the wording of my thesis to: “Republicans are cannibals.” **Ahem**

Without making specific predictions or going overboard with the schadenfreude, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Jordan isn’t the only newbie who may find himself out looking for a new job soon, not at the hands of his district’s voters, but at the hand of his own party’s leadership.