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“Hindsight is 20-20”: Boehner Regrets His Fiscal Cliff Strategy

sleroi Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 3:44 PM
By disenfranchising the base and appeasing the opposition, who aren't going to vote Republican anyway? Good plan. Worked out well in November. We actually fought when we were the minority, and lo and behold we became the majority. remember the battles over the stimulus and healthcare? But since gaining power we have become Democrat lite, and Boehner is chief among the culprits. He is every bit the enemy of the tea party.

After the fiscal cliff deal was reached, House Speaker John Boehner made it very clear that he was done negotiating directly with President Obama. Not surprisingly, Boehner’s promise of a new strategy going forward has to do with regrets over how he handled the cliff negotiations.

In a private speech to the Ripon Society on Tuesday, Boehner said that he should have taken a different course after the November election by immediately demanding that the Senate produce a bill to avert the worst parts of a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that were due...