On Wednesday House Speaker John Boehner told Republicans attending a closed luncheon sponsored by the Ripon Society that President Obama was attempting to destroy the Republican party because they represented political roadblocks to his progressive agenda:

“Given what we heard yesterday about the president’s vision for his second term, it’s pretty clear to me that he knows he can’t do any of that as long as the House is controlled by Republicans. So we’re expecting over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the Republican Party,” the House speaker said.

Boehner further lamented his point by stating “And let me just tell you, I do believe that is their goal – to just shove us into the dustbin of history.”

You can also read the Speakers entire speech on the Ripon Society website, here:

Boehner’s words come at a time when many in the middle of the road Republican camp are appearing to jump ship in hopes of presidential runs in 2016. Most notably New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, both of whom have offered recent criticisms of Republican policy while touting the virtues of Barack Obama’s agenda.

Jindal just chastised his co-republicans by calling them the party of “austerity” which slipped past many, but not this writer, who took it at face value to mean that Jindal is opposed to challenging the Democrats and President Obama on the debt ceiling simply because he fears the political fallout which is currently being propagated by the Democrat machine each time they’re opposed by fiscally responsible conservatives:

“We seem to have an obsession with government bookkeeping,” Jindal told the crowd.“We as Republicans have to accept that government number crunching – even conservative number crunching – is not the answer to our nation’s problems. ”

Expect many more GOP RINO’s to jump ship in the next 22 months leading up to the mid-term elections in 2014. If Boehner’s prediction holds true about Obama wanting to nuke the entire party into oblivion – and if the avalanche of Republican support, especially from within their own party, continues to erode, look for the red team to lose control of Congress in 2014, leaving Barack Obama with a fully compliant Senate, congress and a blank check from the American taxpayer, by default.