The Tea Party “Patriots” have declared war on John Boehner. He’s not pure. The tea party “patriots” will do anything to destroy him, evidently, including lie, cheat, steal, and anything in between. It looks like their nastiness is backfiring against them. His “win one for the Gipper” speech appears to have worked.
Boehner is acting like one of the adults in the room. He is well aware of what will happen if the GOP does not present something. If the GOP does not present a plan, and force Obama to do something, we lose. Nancy Pelosi will be the next speaker of the house.
Do you want that?
If something isn’t done and it goes past the deadline, Obama will grandstand his way back into the Oval Office in January of 2013
Indeed, Fred Barnes delivered what may be one of the greatest complements Boehner could receive:
The Pink Flamingo has been told that it is possible the tea parties have over-played their whole game and are not doing to well at the switch-board. The big tea party rally against John Boehner was well attended.
“…The rally, organized by the Tea Party Express and American Grassroots Coalition and attended by roughly 75 supports and press, featured GOP Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), as well as Sens. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah…”
The Pink Flamingo wants to know who in the TPs want to get rid of John Boehner. I admit to not being a fan of his in the past, but he’s doing a great job as Speaker.
“…In a brief interview with POLITICO on Wednesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said he’s “an RSC member and I don’t like to see Republicans attacking other Republicans.”
A steady stream of Republicans stood up at the meeting to heap abuse on Teller and the RSC. House Republicans were particularly peeved that the RSC was targeting some of its own dues-paying members.
Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), a member of leadership and one of those targeted in an RSC email, stood up, read the message aloud and demanded Teller explain himself.
“If we keep this from ever coming to the floor, we have a greater chance of victory than defeating on a vote on the floor.” Goodman ended his email saying: “Here are the people we need to reach today who are undecided or only leaning one way right now,” according to the email, which was obtained by POLITICO. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), an RSC member and one of those on the RSC “target list,” said that leadership has given the RSC “everything that we have asked for.” Ellmers said she may quit the group.
“Yet when it comes time for a little bit of compromise on the RSC’s part, they’re not willing to compromise. And that’s just not the way to go about this,” Ellmers said
Ellmers said there “seems to be a little bit more than a connection” between the RSC and outside conservative groups….”
“…The interesting part of this is just how strong Boehner may—I stress may—come out of this. He certainly had the toughest job. He had to negotiate with Obama, Harry Reid, and his own caucus. That meant staving off a Tea Party rebellion and getting Eric Cantor–the Republican with the most to gain if Boehner’s speakership goes down in flames—on board with his plans. On top of everything, Obama was making regular speeches to the American people, a venue and a tactic that were both simply unavailable to Boehner and which gave Obama a built-in advantage over public opinion.
How do you craft a bill in that environment? First by accepting that it will not be perfect. But you also have to give voice to the Tea Party Republicans without letting them take over the negotiations. Boehner did this by happily passing the “Cut, Cap, and Balance” legislation and making sure that, during the process, he was a loud voice of support for the bill….”
From Democrats for Sale comes one of the best commentaries I’ve seen.
It makes you wonder what the tea parties really want. It is obvious they have no grasp on the realities of life. Either they are out to tank the GOP, are shills for the Dems, or have absolutely no grasp of reality. They way it is now, the tea parties are shilling for the Dems, and have no grasp of reality.
I only know one Republican who is fussing about the Boehner plan. Everyone I know is furious with the far right. They want the right to grow up and realize that they need to start acting like adults. When you are an adult you realize you rarely get what you want. Life is a series of compromises.