Thursday, May 09, 2013

Boehner loses control of the House

Well if there was any tiny doubt left, it's clear now that John Boehner is no longer leading the House. The crackpots are ruling the roost. Now that they've lost interest in the battle of the budget, there will be yet another vote on repealing Obamacare.
“We’ve got 17 new members that have not had the opportunity to vote on the President’s health care law,” Boehner said, referring to next week’s ACA repeal vote. “Frankly they’ve been asking for an opportunity to vote on it, and we’re going to give it to them.”
It doesn't look like Boehner is going to be able to corral the crackpots into dealing sensibly with spending either. At this point he's so discombobulated he apparently forgot for a moment which party he belongs to:
“[D]ealing with the long-term structural spending problem we have frankly is at the core of it. But we also know we can’t cut our way to prosperity,” Boehner said, perhaps unintentionally repeating one of Democrats’ most common budget talking points.
But only for a moment. He remembered the rest of the mandatory GOP talking points:
“We need real economic growth. And that’s why you continue to hear a lot of discussion about tax reform, regulatory reform, that would help us produce economic growth here in our country.”
I get the feeling his heart's just not in it anymore. No wonder the man drinks so much.

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