Sunday, December 18, 2011

Boehner dances to Tea Party's tune

In this week's edition of "it's so obvious," having received his marching orders from the GOP Tea Party caucus, Boehner reneged on the payroll tax deal.

Yesterday, Boehner called it a "good deal." Today, hours after his conference call with the TP crackpots in his party, he rolled over like a well-trained dog.
[I]n an interview with NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday, Mr. Boehner said the two-month extension would be “just kicking the can down the road.”
Which is exactly what he said when they were holding the economy hostage back in July over the debt ceiling. Oh wait, no he didn't. Pretty sure that was Cantor who said they could deliver a two year bill. Because nobody wanted to be debating another government shutdown at Christmas time. But Cantor blew up that arduously crafted "grand bargain" back then, leaving Boehner to play the useful fool.

And it was Cantor leading the crackpot caucus revolt yesterday. A cynic might think Cantor is still pissed off about being cheated out of that gavel he's been lusting over for years and is doing everything he can to undermine and embarrass Boehner. And if the rest of us get screwed while they wrangle over power, well, so be it.

Adding: If they're really so concerned about the short term uncertainty for middle class Americans, they could just amend the extentions and doc fix for a year now, with the pay-fors to be determined later. When they're not rushing to get out of town for the extended holiday.

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Blogger Ruth said...

Can't help but enjoy that exquisite touch; Boehner declared out loud that getting what they wanted was 'a victory'. Now they're putting it back.

12:01:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Goddess help me. I'm at the point where I almost feel a little sorry for Boehner. He can't be so stupid that he doesn't know he looks like an idiot and a weakling. That's got to hurt.

2:35:00 PM  
Blogger merlallen said...

I picture the crybaby screaming and kicking and holding his breath.

6:45:00 PM  
Blogger merlallen said...

Libby you seem to think that Boehner has a little pride. The fact that he is always blubbering like a baby should have tipped you off that he doesn't care.

6:47:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

It may not be apparent, but he's still human. Nobody likes being made a fool. Not defending him, just saying, self-inflicted or not, his life sucks.

7:02:00 PM  

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