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Behind the Scenes: Last Night's Meltdown

Just an old soldier... Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 9:06 AM
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first. Ronald Reagan I figure this Reagan quote is appropriate for the column it's being posted on. Sh#tbarg is spamming, lying jacka$$, so I figure a little reality from one of the greats is always appropriate, especially when some moron is trying to denigrate him.

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...