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“Hindsight is 20-20”: Boehner Regrets His Fiscal Cliff Strategy

Dave M Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 5:37 PM
And what was he going to do when the Senate and the President ignored him and continued their policy of personal destruction. Was he suddenly going to grow a pair and stand his ground? He never has before. Why should I believe he would have this time?

After the fiscal cliff deal was reached, House Speaker John Boehner made it very clear that he was done negotiating directly with President Obama. Not surprisingly, Boehner’s promise of a new strategy going forward has to do with regrets over how he handled the cliff negotiations.

In a private speech to the Ripon Society on Tuesday, Boehner said that he should have taken a different course after the November election by immediately demanding that the Senate produce a bill to avert the worst parts of a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that were due...