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Behind the Scenes: Last Night's Meltdown

Miz Mak Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 10:33 PM
I would feel bad for Boehner, except for this fact: not one of the major players here cares about the country. That is what is sickening. It is all self-serving party politics with the US taxpayers as the unwilling enablers. So, wah-wah. Wake up and do what you were elected to do: SERVE THE PUBLIC!

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...