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...
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.
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