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Defending Defense: How the GOP Can Escape the Budget Box Canyon

Ralph56 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 4:00 PM
Hugh, why in the heck would you defend Boehner's removal of REAL conservative house members from important committees? How does that advance any conservative agenda? What's worse, is you have the chutzpah to admonish conservatives for rightfully going after Boehner, when he owes them his seat as Speaker. What the heck are you thinking?

Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio wowed the Beltway conservatives last night, which is a little bit like the British cheering a successful evacuation from Dunkirk. The GOP indeed lives to fight another day, and that day will be here quickly as 2014’s candidates are already declaring –Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito for the United States Senate in West Virginia and former Governor Michael Rounds for the same in South Dakota.

Which weights the negotiations over the fiscal cliff with a great deal of political as well as economic significance. The parties purport to care about the latter, but they are...