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...
It would not have mattered if Boehner had had the votes, this measure was going nowhere. Reid had already decreed that there would be no debate on it much less a vote, he said yesterday quote "we are going to do nothing". Even then had it been passed in the Senate Obama had already stated categorically that unless the Bill which arrived on his desk was HIS Bill he would veto it. This was a doomed endeavour from the start.
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