Now Boehner really does have something to cry over!

Because he is

| The party that can't say "Yes" just said "Uncle!" The House Repugnicans, led by Speaker John Boehner, gave up their intransigence over the 2-month extension of the payroll tax holiday and extended unemployment benefits, and with good reason:

This whole fiasco (The Wall Street Journal's word) shows unequivocally that the Tea Party tail has been wagging the Republican dog. John Boehner was pushed to the edge of the cliff by the hot-heads, forcing him to recant the support he gave for the Senate bill just 24 hours earlier. The "Leader" is a leader in name only. He and his caucus calculated that if they just threw another tantrum they could get their way, but it didn't work that way. The Senate rarely ever passes anything by a vote of 89 to 10, and when they do they resent the House raining on their parade. With the Senate and President Obama on the same side, the House had backed themselves into a corner from which the only exit was to cave. So much for the Braveheart caucus! Actually, Braveheart and the House hot-heads did suffer the same fate, although not quite so bloody, literally.

Common sense and decency: 1. Republicans: 0.

Last updated on Apr 13, 2018



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