Boehner called Bachmann a “lunatic” who relied on right-wing media to bring her “fringe” character into the mainstream...
According to Boehner:
Obama "could come off as lecturing and haughty"
Conservative Republicans made up a "crazy caucus"
Representative Bachman is a "lunatic"
Senator Cruz is "a reckless asshole"
Sean Hannity is a "nut"
That should tell you all you need to know about Boehner and why his Speakership was such a dismal failure.