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Behind the Scenes: Last Night's Meltdown

Origanalist Again Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 11:36 PM
Last night, around 8:00 p.m., House Speaker John Boehner announced he would pull his “Plan B” compromise with President Obama because he didn’t have the votes. Why? “Plan B was a turd sandwich ... without bread,” as Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) put it. --------------------- Will eating turd sandwiches turn your skin orange? That would explain Boehners complexion....

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...