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Behind the Scenes: Last Night's Meltdown

wiseone Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 6:30 PM
The Founders intended for the HOUSE to decide spending. They did not intend for the House to be bullied by a President who just squeaked back into office with 51% of the vote. If Boehner doesn't want to do his job he should step aside and let someone who has the stomach for it take over.

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...