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Behind the Scenes: Last Night's Meltdown

Gregory86 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 10:08 PM
Wouldn't work............only a small minority owned slaves, even in the South. Wouldn't mind kicking the ticks off the voting rolls though, we have "representation without taxation" now. If you don't pay in to a certain threshold....why should you get a say? Yeah, I know it'll never happen.

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...