Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Friday, July 29, 2011

BOEHNER FAILS...

and so, here we are:

Joe Klein of Time explains:

"And so, here we are. Our nation’s economy and international reputation as the world’s presiding grownup has already been badly damaged. It is a self-inflicted wound of monumental stupidity. I am usually willing to acknowledge that Democrats can be as silly, and hidebound, as Republicans–but not this time. There is zero equivalence here. The vast majority of Democrats have been more than reasonable, more than willing to accept cuts in some of their most valued programs. Given the chance, there was the likelihood that they would have surrendered their most powerful weapon in next year’s election–a Mediscare campaign–by agreeing to some necessary long-term reforms in that program. The President, remarkably, proposed raising the age of eligibility for Medicare to 67.

The Republicans have been willing to concede nothing. Their stand means higher interest rates, fewer jobs created and more destroyed, a general weakening of this country’s standing in the world. Osama bin Laden, if he were still alive, could not have come up with a more clever strategy for strangling our nation."



SPEAKER BOEHNER'S FAILURE:

A bloody nose for Boehner as he fails to collect enough support for vote on Republican plan for debt crisis








3 comments:

Infidel753 said...

Deep down, you know guys like Boehner and McConnell must hate dealing with the teabaggers as much as we do. Talk about creating a monster and having it turn on you!

Sue said...

I actually think McConnell is scared shitless! He's the one we have to watch today and tomorrow. After that waste of time House vote, the Senate will come together and give Obama what he wants. I look forward to the death of the tea party..

Leslie Parsley said...

The Democratic-controlled Senate just voted to table Republican House Speaker John Boehner's debt-limit bill Friday evening, effectively killing it less than two hours after the House passed it.
Democrats and several Republicans killed the GOP measure by a 59-41 vote