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Behind the Scenes: Last Night's Meltdown

Carlos_7 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 7:49 PM
"A pickpocket is obviously a champion of private enterprise. But it would perhaps be an exaggeration to say that a pickpocket is a champion of private property."— G.K. Chesterton I don't know ... It just seems to fit Obama's profile.

Two groups are elated over the sudden and dramatic demise of John Boehner's "Plan B" in the House of Representatives last night: Liberals -- who are thrilled to see their opponents in utter shambles -- and hardline conservatives, who view the development as a principled victory and a much-needed rebuke of the GOP's weak-kneed leadership.  National Review Washington Editor Robert Costa was on the Hill during the collapse, and filed a must-read story about how it all went down.  In short, a demoralized Boehner stunned the caucus with a brusque announcement that he was pulling the bill.  The...