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Boehner's Battle Cry: The Voters Elected Us Too, Deal With It

willis9 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 10:55 AM
The establishment republicans should not take too much comfort in winning an election where the voters had no real choice other than vote them back in or elect a tax and spend socialist running as a democrat.

WASHINGTON - House Republican leaders seized the high ground this week in the furious battle to curb federal spending, forcing Senate Democrats to produce their first budget in nearly four years.

It was a political high wire act, but House Speaker John Boehner pulled it off without a hitch. In one master stroke, he reunited most of his rebellious Republicans behind his budget strategy, and divided the Democrats.

When the smoke cleared in the latest budgetary skirmish Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has dictatorially ignored previous House budgets, agreed to accept the GOP's limited debt ceiling suspension as is,...