As expected, Ohio Rep. John Boehner was elected speaker of the House.
In his opening remarks, Speaker Boehner said:
Let us now move forward humble in our demeanor, steady in our principles, and dedicated to proving worthy of the trust and confidence that has been placed in us. If we brace ourselves to do our duty, and to do what we say we are going to do, there is no telling what together we can accomplish for the good of this great and honorable nation. More than a country, America is an idea, and it is our job to pass on to our posterity the blessings bestowed to us.
I wish you all the very best. Welcome to the people's House. Welcome to the 112th Congress.
I am sure Democrats and late night comedians were disappointed that Boehner did not break down and cry as he delivered his remarks.
Against all odds, a former small business owner who grew up with 11 siblings in a two-bedroom house and one bathroom is in control. Boehner should tell Democrats and assorted haters:
It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you