John Heilemann on Morning Joe: John Boehner Is Barely Speaker of the House Now

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New York columnist John Heilemann visited the Morning Joe crew today to discuss the stalled debt-reduction package talks, noting that Speaker of the House John Boehner isn't looking much like a party leader lately. His No. 2, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, is doing a lot of the talking, and much of the Republican caucus was not happy with Boehner's willingness to maybe compromise with a deal President Obama set forth, a plan Boehner was game for until Cantor told him to hold back. "I think what we learned over this last weekend is that John Boehner ... is not really speaker of the House," Heilemann said. "Eric Cantor is the speaker of the House." And here come the tears...