The Wall St. Journal defends John Boehner from all the sniping of the chest beating critics on the right. They haven't taken the Senate or the White House yet, so as Glenn Reynolds is fond of saying, don't get cocky, kid.
The overspending by the government is only part of the problem. The other is over regulation of just about everything in our lives and the strangling of our economy by refusing to consume our own resources in favor of enriching nations who support terrorist and oppressive regimes with oil revenues. That will take more than a single election.