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Behind the Scenes: Last Night's Meltdown

westriversd Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 1:52 PM
No news is good news. Can't even watch Fox's commentators without being frustrated by the lack of leadership in the Republican Party. Honestly, somebody needs to look at creating a new Party which would honestly look at what is good for America rather than what is good for Party power. A cross between Libertarian, Tea party, State's rights, and fiscal conservatism with minimal discussion of social mores (these would come much later).

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...