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Behind the Scenes: Last Night's Meltdown

Frank1802 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 2:52 PM
what must also be remembered, which the MSM and the Moronic Left will not mention or admit is that they and Obama have no interest in solving this issue, none at all. Before the election Obama demanded $800 billion in new revenue, Boehner eventually gave it to him, but then Obama said he wanted $1.6 trillion. He also refused to put any cuts, meaningful or otherwise on the table, in fact his latest proposal included new spending so that none of the new revenue would be used to reduce either the debt or the deficit.
Frank1802 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 3:00 PM
Republicans must now leave it to the Democrats, and when or if they table a bill Republicans should vote present and let the measure pass purely on Democrats votes, make them own the debacle they have caused, let them be seen as totally irresponsible and completely guilty of the destruction of the American economy.
Frank1802 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 2:57 PM
Obama and Reid have, in four years failed to produce a budget. The only fiscal measures put forward by Obama have been voted down in the Democrat controlled Senate, which should give you some notion of this mans fiscal ignorance. This entire thing is purely political. Obama is not interested in solving the problem, he wants, quite simply to force the Republicans into an unconditional surrender, his one aim is to destroy the Republicans and end up with a one Party State governed by a hard left socialistic Democrat party.

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...