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Don't Blame Boehner

Tacitus X Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 9:03 AM
(1) The "least bad" option is still a bad option. (2) It's not that complicated: conservatives and libertarians favor smaller government limited to its constitutional functions. Anyone proposing larger government not limited by the Constitution must be opposed by conservatives and libertarians.

When you lose an election, you get frustrated. When you're sitting in a subpar 2 percent economy, and are faced with tax hikes rather than marginal rate reductions, you get even more frustrated. And when you're staring at $47 trillion in spending over the next 10 years, and $8.6 trillion in deficits, your frustration levels climb even higher.

These are among the frustrations that led a number of House Republicans to pull back from Speaker John Boehner's so-called Plan B. Nobody looked good on the Republican side when Thursday night's vote fell through. But you have to understand their frustrations....