Thursday, December 12, 2013

There's war of conservative aggression in the House

Thing about Tea Party cons, they will never back down. It's the prime rule of the crackpot credo. No compromise. No surrender. Never admit you're wrong. So now we're on day two of the BigCon Grifters versus John Boehner. Apparently John has found that mason jar with his balls in it that Charlie Pierce keeps talking about. Channeling his inner honey badger, Boehner don't care what the fuck they do anymore.

Admit I'm admiring him just a little today for finally standing up to them. Wondering how long it's going to last though. This from a charter member of the House Crackpot Caucus on the budget deal doesn't bode well for the Speaker.
The budget deal that emerged this week was crafted to win support of Democrats and Republicans alike, and that's simply a bridge too far for one tea party congressman.

“This bill is not designed to get our vote,” Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) said Wednesday at a meeting hosted by the Heritage Foundation. “This bill is designed to pass with bipartisan support in the House.”
Ye Gods. We can't have that. Our government might actually function as it was intended to by those rascally Founding Fathers. No true conservative can stand for that.

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Blogger merlallen said...

doesn't it need repub votes to be bipartisan?

2:24:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

As it turned out, it did pass with both parties. IIRC, 93 GOP and 32 Dems voted no, so it passed with more bipartisan support than usual.

1:24:00 PM  

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