Boehner slams righty PACs over budget deal again: “Frankly I think they’ve lost all credibility”

posted at 1:01 pm on December 12, 2013 by Allahpundit

Confession: I did not expect that this lame budget deal would be Boehner’s red line for tea-party criticism. But maybe it had to be that way. If he’d slammed them in October, when Cruz and Lee had galvanized the base against the bete noire of O-Care, it might have cost him his gavel. The stakes are lower now — he proved he was willing to shut down the government for a conservative cause, everyone understands that any budget deal with Democrats will vary only in shades of badness, and enough people have tuned out of the news in December that there won’t be any grand revolt against him. If he wants to throw down the gauntlet to groups like the Club for Growth and FreedomWorks, now’s as good a time as any. And who knows? Maybe he legitimately feels it’s “ridiculous” for conservative PACs to shriek over a compromise when the stakes are as small as they are here. Take it from me: Even a RINO has his breaking point, my friends. Our candy-asses can stand kicking only so many times.

Is this smart, though?

The more antagonistic he gets with outfits like Heritage Action, the greater the risk that they’ll elevate this vote into a litmus test and the greater the pressure there’ll be on Republican fencesitters in the House to vote no. Then again, the vote’s only four or five hours away. This was the point of jamming the bill through this week — the quicker you move, the less time conservative PACs have to build opposition. Members want to go home for Christmas. They’ll risk some short-term grassroots wrath over a vote that people almost certainly won’t remember a year from now.

Here’s video from his presser. Watch for the big “Are you kidding me?!” freakout at 1:30. Terrifying exit question:


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Boehner is leading the death of the GOP. He is a complete sellout RINO.

KMC1 on December 12, 2013 at 1:04 PM

‘As conservative as anyone around this place,’ he says.

He’s right. Time to change that.

Throw them ALL out in 2014.

bobcalco on December 12, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Maybe these guys don’t want to be in Washington anymore.

el hombre on December 12, 2013 at 1:04 PM

It appears to me that RINOs behinds are able to take more kicks from Dems than from Conservatives.

ConDem on December 12, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Why so defensive, Mr. Speaker?

ElectricPhase on December 12, 2013 at 1:06 PM

“I’m as conservative as anybody around this place.”

LOL, Orange Man, I think you’ve hit on something there. Identifying the problem is the first part of fixing the problem.

HumpBot Salvation on December 12, 2013 at 1:07 PM

“I’m as conservative as anybody around this place.”

That’s the problem, Boehner. Back home, you’d be in the liberal half of the populace.

Steve Eggleston on December 12, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Boehner says that he came to Washington to cut the size of government and this bill does that. In other words, Boehner has as much credibilty as the lazy shiftless idiot who tells us that if we like our doctor we can keep our doctor. Period.

Boehner and Ryan are as much a liars as Obama and Sebelius.

Happy Nomad on December 12, 2013 at 1:08 PM

I think I need to take a break from the news. It’s making my blood pressure skyrocket.

gophergirl on December 12, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Why is that exit question terrifying? I’m with Boehner on this one.

It’s gotten to the point where I am seriously questioning whether Democrats are actually funding Heritage Action and FreedomWorks. Certainly they are the biggest beneficiaries of this continuing circular firing squad among conservatives.

I must have missed the national convention that declared these groups the arbiters of conservatism.

rockmom on December 12, 2013 at 1:10 PM

I think I need to take a break from the news. It’s making my blood pressure skyrocket.

gophergirl on December 12, 2013 at 1:08 PM

I feel ya, I picked the wrong 8 years to stop sniffing glue.

HumpBot Salvation on December 12, 2013 at 1:10 PM

. @lukerussert makes a good point — If Boehner’s suddenly willing to tell Heritage to shove it on budget, why not immigration?

That’s exactly what this is about. It’s about terrorizing conservatives and moderates who might inclined to listen to or support them into submission ahead of amnesty.

They’ll risk some short-term grassroots wrath over a vote that people almost certainly won’t remember a year from now.

In an isolated cirumstances such as this, yes. The problem is that Boehner’s been building a big list of betrayals and the list keeps getting longer. This is going to add to the perception of him as a traitor and/or weakling (of which he is most certainly both).

Maybe he legitimately feels it’s “ridiculous” for conservative PACs to shriek over a compromise when the stakes are as small as they are here.

AP, you should not misuse the world “compromise” here. I’m not sure what the Republicans are supposed to be getting out of this exactly, unless the bar is now set so low that “not making the Democrats mad” is considered to be some sort of “gain” for our side.

Doomberg on December 12, 2013 at 1:10 PM

I think I need to take a break from the news. It’s making my blood pressure skyrocket.

gophergirl on December 12, 2013 at 1:08 PM

I’ve avoided Rush and Fox News the last couple days for just this reason. I know that this deal is hardly bipartisan and definitely isn’t conservative. I’m not in the mood to listen to liars like Boehner and Ryan get prissy when anybody challenges their lies.

Happy Nomad on December 12, 2013 at 1:11 PM

If Boehner had said that it was a bad deal, but the least worst that he could get with the Fascist-Democrat Senate, I’d be o.k. But siding with the enemy?

Primary him.

rbj on December 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM

It should also be noted here, that as bad as this budget is in terms of spending, at least there will be a budget of some sort. This represents an accomplishment that has not happened since the last time the GOP held the White House and both chambers of the Legislative Branch. Just forcing some sort of budgetary constraint is, in and of itself, the tightest bit of control that has ever existed in the Obama era. Paul Ryan’s chess move has at least put a limit on the number of checks in the Obama check book.

Flyovercountry on December 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM

If the speaker can’t deliver are some campaign donations in jeopardy? He’s whining like a kid who has had his allowance cut.

meci on December 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM

F*ck you, boner!

Danielvito on December 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM

I feel ya, I picked the wrong 8 years to stop sniffing glue.

HumpBot Salvation on December 12, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Only 8? I go back to the GHWB Betrayal.

Steve Eggleston on December 12, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Good show.

Better heading would’ve been:
Boehner: “FUTP”

verbaluce on December 12, 2013 at 1:13 PM

I’ve avoided Rush and Fox News the last couple days for just this reason. I know that this deal is hardly bipartisan and definitely isn’t conservative. I’m not in the mood to listen to liars like Boehner and Ryan get prissy when anybody challenges their lies.

Happy Nomad on December 12, 2013 at 1:11 PM

But it is bipartisan – the bipartisan Party-In-Government, that is.

Steve Eggleston on December 12, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Much better tack… “We know this deal sucks, but it’s the best we can hope for with a Democratic Senate and a Democrat in the White House.”

Jumping in with both feet takes budget issues off the table in the next election cycle.

mankai on December 12, 2013 at 1:14 PM

It’s gotten to the point where I am seriously questioning whether Democrats are actually funding Heritage Action and FreedomWorks. Certainly they are the biggest beneficiaries of this continuing circular firing squad among conservatives.

Really? So you think the Democrats are benefitting from Heritage Group criticizing tax increases, more than they do from the Republicans passing actual tax increases?

I must have missed the national convention that declared these groups the arbiters of conservatism.

rockmom on December 12, 2013 at 1:10 PM

So is it your assertion that raising taxes, increasing spending, and giving additional powers to the government to ease the levying of taxes is now conservative policy? Because if it’s not conservative policy then Heritage and Freedomworks are 100% right.

Doomberg on December 12, 2013 at 1:14 PM

” I am severely conservative…”

elowe on December 12, 2013 at 1:15 PM

It just keeps getting better and better.

Goodbye Boehner. Goodbye all of you.

rrpjr on December 12, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Well, about time somebody put the purists in their place.

eva3071 on December 12, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Not everyone is cut out to be leaders…………..

d1carter on December 12, 2013 at 1:15 PM

At least they had/have credibility. He has nothing left to lose, just his cushiony azz in DC.

Note to Boehner: without the TEA party, after 2010, you’d be Pelosi’s paper-carrier, you harlot of a man.

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2013 at 1:15 PM

The ultimate proof of how ROTTEN and DESPICABLE Ryan’s latest CAVE-IN to the d-cRATs is: perpetually drunk dingbat pelosi SUPPORTS IT.

TeaPartyNation on December 12, 2013 at 1:15 PM

John Boehner Obama

22044 on December 12, 2013 at 1:15 PM

“I’m as conservative as anybody around this place.”

And Obama said everyone could keep their insurance and doctors.

NotCoach on December 12, 2013 at 1:15 PM

And the Progs seem to be pretty happy with this deal..?

d1carter on December 12, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Well, about time somebody put the purists in their place.

eva3071 on December 12, 2013 at 1:15 PM

The last two days have provided ample evidence that you’re a shallow chick.

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2013 at 1:16 PM

They(GOP) are seeing the implosion of the Democratic party due to Obamacare’s failure and are using this electoral weakness as an opportunity to distance themselves from the Tea Party in the public eye while also avoiding the debacle of another shutdown. I wonder how this strategy will pan out when the inevitable wave of Tea Party primaries come. Maybe the GOP thinks they are inevitable regardless and therefore should politically posture this way for maximum effect. And further, maybe they don’t really consider the Tea Party a real threat. Should be an interesting few years for both the Democrats and Republicans.

Smiles on December 12, 2013 at 1:16 PM

2014 will be epic, but not the way Boner and Eva envision the year to be.

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2013 at 1:17 PM

I don’t think the word “conservative” means what he thinks it means.

UnderstandingisPower on December 12, 2013 at 1:17 PM

2012 was the last year conservatives and the TEA party were fooled.

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Boner ain’t foolin’ indies either.

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2013 at 1:18 PM

I’m as conservative as anybody

We know. Nobody in DC is conservative.

faraway on December 12, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Here is the last paragraph of Ryan’s budget summary. Is this a rule that codifies same sex bennies to federal workers?

Self plus one coverage
This provision allows the Office of Personnel Management to offer a self-plus-one option in the
Federal Employees Health Benefits program. This provision saves $3 billion over ten years.

if so, how does it save any money?

I have a neighbor here in Houston that receives monthly CalPERS bennies because her grandmother designated her instead of her mother as the plus one beneficiary. They all agreed the benefit would go much further with her than her mother. I bet it happens a lot.

DanMan on December 12, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Has Boehner called Dear Leader ridiculous..?

d1carter on December 12, 2013 at 1:18 PM

“Frankly I think they’ve lost all credibility”

Says the Spelunker of the House and the obamanation enabler…

Gohawgs on December 12, 2013 at 1:18 PM

When Murray, obama and Reid are happy about anything, you know you’ve been robbed, royally.

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2013 at 1:18 PM

I thought RINOs were at least fiscally conservative.

Now it turns out, they lied about that too.

faraway on December 12, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Damnit Boehner all you had to do is say …

“I disagree with the opinions shared by those groups. They are welcome to disagree with me on its merits but this is the deal that we reached and will be voting on.”

DONE.

Instead you’ve just given the media a juicy steak to sink their teeth into. What a MORON.

Defenestratus on December 12, 2013 at 1:19 PM

“I’m as conservative as anybody around this place.”

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

Stop it John!! You’re killing me!!!

JohnGalt23 on December 12, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Keep telling yourself that John.

Akzed on December 12, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I’m getting this article and the other one conflated – “Is the GOP a hologram?”

faraway on December 12, 2013 at 1:19 PM

What a squish

cmsinaz on December 12, 2013 at 1:20 PM

2014 mission – throw Boner, Cantor, who’s married to a life-long leftist flamer and McConnell out. Yes, Ryan too. He’s a young obamaean ‘charmer’, who can talk sans prompter, and faster than obama.

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Boehner was talking about conservatives in “leadership”…..

d1carter on December 12, 2013 at 1:20 PM

I thought RINOs were at least fiscally conservative.

Now it turns out, they lied about that too.

faraway on December 12, 2013 at 1:19 PM

That was always just a convenient excuse to purge the social conservatives. Now they’re coming for us fiscal conservatives to.

Doomberg on December 12, 2013 at 1:20 PM

I must have missed the national convention that declared these groups the arbiters of conservatism.

rockmom on December 12, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Personally, I don’t need a PAC to tell me that increasing spending is not conservative. I don’t need a PAC to tell me that increasing taxes is not conservative. I don’t need a PAC to tell me that reducing the difficulty in raising further taxes is not conservative.

besser tot als rot on December 12, 2013 at 1:21 PM

UGH!!

Guy Benson ‏@guypbenson 43s

In fairness, it wouldn’t be Christmas in DC without a giant Republican clusterfark, now would it? #BudgetDeal

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BudgetDeal&src=hash

canopfor on December 12, 2013 at 1:16 PM

canopfor on December 12, 2013 at 1:21 PM

@lukerussert makes a good point — If Boehner’s suddenly willing to tell Heritage to shove it on budget, why not immigration?

They’ll risk some short-term grassroots wrath over a vote that people almost certainly won’t remember a year from now.

I think AP answered Russert’s point/question.

aryeung on December 12, 2013 at 1:21 PM

The Mid-Term Elections of 2014 are on their way to looking like the opening Battle Scenes in the movie “Gladiator” with Russell Crowe.

And guess what, Speaker Boehner? You ain’t Maximus and your fellow Vichy Republicans aren’t the victorious Roman Legionnaires.

I hope you guys have a trade to fall back on.

kingsjester on December 12, 2013 at 1:21 PM

“I’m as conservative as anybody around this place.”

That may be part of the problem with the leadership of the House. They aren’t conservative.

ConservativePartyNow on December 12, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Remember when the dems were scurring to pass a bill nobody read ie Obamacare, what’s the difference to this rino monstrousity those rats are passing in 3 days.

Come the midterms, ryan, boner, rove et all will tell us how conservative they are AND WANT TO CUT SPENDING FOR OUR KIDS SAKE. What a bunch of horsesh*t!!!!!!!!

Danielvito on December 12, 2013 at 1:21 PM

House to Debate Budget Agreement
********************************

Video Playlist

House Floor Debate: Live Now on C-SPAN
House GOP Leaders on Budget Deal (Wednesday 12/11)
House Democratic Leaders on Budget Deal (Wednesday 12/11)
Budget Leaders Brief Reporters on Deal (Tuesday 12/10)

Washington, DC
Thursday, December 12, 2013
***************************

The House is expected to begin debate Thursday on a bipartisan budget deal reached earlier this week that would cut $23 billion from the deficit. The two-year deal, which was unveiled Tuesday evening, sets spending levels at just above $1 trillion dollars for FY2014 and FY2015. It also eliminates $63 billion in automatic sequestration cuts.

New spending increases would be offset by increasing the amount federal workers must contribute to their retirement plans. Transportation Security Administration fees would also be increased.

There has been mixed reaction to the budget deal inside and outside of Congress. House Republicans stand by the deal despite opposition from conservative groups like Club for Growth, Heritage Action and Americans for Prosperity. Meanwhile, Democrats remain non-committal until the issue of unemployment benefits is addressed.

If the House adopts the measure, it will then move to the Senate for consideration next week. Watch LIVE coverage of the House debate on C-SPAN and here on C-SPAN.org.

Updated: 18 min. ago
=====================

http://www.c-span.org/Events/House-to-Debate-Budget-Agreement/10737443059-4/

canopfor on December 12, 2013 at 12:43 PM

canopfor on December 12, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Why is that exit question terrifying? I’m with Boehner on this one.

It’s gotten to the point where I am seriously questioning whether Democrats are actually funding Heritage Action and FreedomWorks. Certainly they are the biggest beneficiaries of this continuing circular firing squad among conservatives.

I must have missed the national convention that declared these groups the arbiters of conservatism.

rockmom on December 12, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Why would you not suspect that the RINO’s were being funded by conservatives’ adversaries? That would be more logical than them funding the more conservative elements to attack the less conservative elements. Dontcha think?

Akzed on December 12, 2013 at 1:22 PM

“I’m as conservative as anybody around this place.”

Just saw this – thanks for the laugh.

All you need to know about “the place” :)

God, some things are right in front of you. Wake up America. You’re scroomed, royally, from both sides, 360 degrees.

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2013 at 1:22 PM

And the Progs seem to be pretty happy with this deal..?

d1carter on December 12, 2013 at 1:16 PM

They were desperate to end the sequester cuts to their precious little social programs like housing counseling and Title I education grants. Not much money in the big scheme of things but these programs are sacred cows to the progs.

They’re also smartly shutting up and watching the Right freak out. If they don’t like this deal they aren’t going to say anything while the media focus on the circus on our side.

rockmom on December 12, 2013 at 1:23 PM

I must have missed the national convention that declared these groups the arbiters of conservatism.

rockmom on December 12, 2013 at 1:10 PM

They certainly more convincing than Republican hacks, such as Boehner, who supported every big-government project coming out of the Bush White House.

Valkyriepundit on December 12, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Flyovercountry on December 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM

why couldn’t we just hold to the already passed law of $967 billion? Because our GOP betters want to spend as badly as the dems.

DanMan on December 12, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Shame he couldn’t have waited until Christmas eve…

d1carter on December 12, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Yeah he’s going to pass amnesty…… count on it

cmsinaz on December 12, 2013 at 1:23 PM

It’s gotten to the point where I am seriously questioning whether Democrats are actually funding Heritage Action and FreedomWorks. Certainly they are the biggest beneficiaries of this continuing circular firing squad among conservatives.

rockmom on December 12, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Well I certainly question whether or not they are funding the Republican “establishment.” Because almost everything major passes the House with more Democrat support than Republican support these days.

besser tot als rot on December 12, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Saying you’re conservative, in this case, is like saying you’re a lady (if you’re a female).

If you’re saying it, it means you aren’t one.

22044 on December 12, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Yeah he’s going to pass amnesty…… count on it

cmsinaz on December 12, 2013 at 1:23 PM

This.

d1carter on December 12, 2013 at 1:23 PM

The last two days have provided ample evidence that you’re a shallow chick.

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Coming from a guy with delusions, that’s rich. And any which case, I happen to be a man.

eva3071 on December 12, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Boehner
********

https://twitter.com/SpeakerBoehner

canopfor on December 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Facts on the ground contradict Ryan’s claim re value of a filibuster as explained below. Patty slipped one in on Ryan.
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/366149/ryan-office-republicans-can-still-filibuster-jonathan-strong

Go to Hades, Boehner. Who’s zooming who(m)?

onlineanalyst on December 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM

They were desperate to end the sequester cuts to their precious little social programs like housing counseling and Title I education grants. Not much money in the big scheme of things but these programs are sacred cows to the progs.

rockmom on December 12, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Yep. They’re desperate to raise spending and taxes. Just like the GOP leadership.

besser tot als rot on December 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM

This is not a circular firing squad. This is a divorce proceeding.

d1carter on December 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Arod: “I’m as roid-free as anybody around this place.”

faraway on December 12, 2013 at 1:25 PM

2014 mission – throw Boner, Cantor, who’s married to a life-long leftist flamer and McConnell out. Yes, Ryan too.

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2013 at 1:20 PM

I’ll believe it when I see it. My guess is that within 2 weeks Republicans, conservative pundits, and righty blogs will start gushing about retaking the Senate – again.

aryeung on December 12, 2013 at 1:25 PM

I just realized how utterly funny it is for Boehner to talk about credibility.

Maybe he does have something to cry about.

ElectricPhase on December 12, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Richard Viguerie ‏@RichardViguerie 6m

Spending Vote a Litmus Test for #Conservatives: http://bit.ly/18Xc9hd Even #McConnell #Cornyn #Thune oppose #BudgetDeal! #tcot

http://www.conservativehq.com/node/15712

canopfor on December 12, 2013 at 1:25 PM

What a piece of crap Boehner is….Paul Ryan also is right there with him..They hate conservatives..hate us

sadsushi on December 12, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Paul Ryan’s chess move has at least put a limit on the number of checks in the Obama check book.

Flyovercountry on December 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM

O’bao doesn’t need no stinking checks. Executive Orders!

Del Dolemonte on December 12, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Everyone. Seriously. We have to pass spending increases. Tax increases. Amnesty. Everything that the Democrats want. So that we can keep the public’s attention on Obamacare! Because the Republican’s political position is all that matters. That is the end. It is not the means to better policy. No. Republican power is the end. Nothing else matters.

besser tot als rot on December 12, 2013 at 1:26 PM

This is not a circular firing squad. This is a divorce proceeding.

d1carter on December 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Who gets the House?

ElectricPhase on December 12, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Well, as Mr. Reagan used to say, he didn’t leave the Democrat party, it left him. I think the same way about the Republican party. Or should I spell “Republican” “Whig”?

Thanks Mr. Speaker. You have saved me the trouble of rising early to be at the polls on the first Tuesday in November. When the RNC demonstrated that they would prefer a Democrat administration in Virginia rather support conservatives, they told me everything I needed to know about their party. To paraphrase Dan Rowan, say goodnight, John.

oldleprechaun on December 12, 2013 at 1:27 PM

They’ll risk some short-term grassroots wrath over a vote that people almost certainly won’t remember a year from now.

You be dead wrong on the “memory” thing. They will. You ain’t seen wrath, yet. Never have the C/TEAs been this enraged, nor the indies. They have had it with both partied, royally.

To Russert’s question. Boner will wait until all bodies are in place for 2014, then bring up amnesty.

Mark this, take it to the bank – if amnesty passes, Pelosi will justifiably take the hammer from Boner, Jan. 2015. She will have earned it in full, even if by then she’ll be a skeleton witch, riding on a broom.

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2013 at 1:27 PM

This is not a circular firing squad. This is a divorce proceeding.

d1carter on December 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Oh, that’s perfect. Close the thread. :-)

Doomberg on December 12, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Boehner and his crew of sellouts have forgotten that the conservatives put/kept the Republicans in a solid majority in the House.

What is the hurry about passing this sellout before the Christmas break?

onlineanalyst on December 12, 2013 at 1:28 PM

So tired of hearing the adage about “getting things done.”

The less you fcktards in DC “get done,” the better.

blatantblue on December 12, 2013 at 1:28 PM

“I’m as conservative as anybody around this place.”

Just saw this – thanks for the laugh.

All you need to know about “the place” :)

God, some things are right in front of you. Wake up America. You’re scroomed, royally, from both sides, 360 degrees.

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2013 at 1:22 PM

John Boehner has a lifetime ACU rating of over 90%.

rockmom on December 12, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Nancy Pelosi just praised the house leadership for killing the sequester after asking to improve the bill by providing unemployment insurance for another year.

And she’s back to the “every dollar of unemployment creates $1.50 in revenue to the treasury” trope

DanMan on December 12, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Take it from me: Even a RINO has his breaking point, my friends. Our candy-asses can stand kicking only so many times.
================================================

Now I know why my Gluteus Maximus and Minimus have been
trying to tell me sumpins!!
(sarc)

canopfor on December 12, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Boehner had better be very careful here. This deal isn’t done yet and he’s put his neck out there, not only begging for a budget deal so there’s no shutdown, but then throwing conservative organizations under the bus. Now, if Reid rolls him on this deal and wants more, what’s he going to do?

bflat879 on December 12, 2013 at 1:30 PM

This is not a circular firing squad. This is a divorce proceeding.

d1carter on December 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM

The members in the GOP leadership are enemy infiltrators behind our lines who shoot us in the back whenever we engage the enemy. And then, when we turn our attention on them, they scream, “We’re on your side! Fighting us is counterproductive!” Then you turn around to engage the enemy and they start shooting at you from behind again.

besser tot als rot on December 12, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Yep. They’re desperate to raise spending and taxes. Just like the GOP leadership.

besser tot als rot on December 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Ryan’s plan made it waaaaay easier for Reid to pass any tax hike, with 51. It’s a dirty little item in Ryan’s ‘intelligent’ Patty M. ‘compromise’.

You’ve been raped, royally, America…by the righties.

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Nancy Pelosi is praising the House “Leadership”……….just let that sink in a minute.

d1carter on December 12, 2013 at 1:30 PM

So tired of hearing the adage about “getting things done.”

The less you fcktards in DC “get done,” the better.

blatantblue on December 12, 2013 at 1:28 PM

blatantblue BB, long time no see, its good to see you!:)

canopfor on December 12, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Social conservative – no
Fiscal conservative – no

Is there some new kind of conservative?

NYT conservative – yes

faraway on December 12, 2013 at 1:31 PM

John Boehner has a lifetime ACU rating of over 90%.

rockmom on December 12, 2013 at 1:29 PM

I must have missed the national convention that declared these groups the arbiters of conservatism.

besser tot als rot on December 12, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Members want to go home for Christmas. They’ll risk some short-term grassroots wrath over a vote that people almost certainly won’t remember a year from now.

That may not be a wise gamble. Remember, Bob Bennett lost his Senate seat over his vote for TARP. And that was a year and half before the GOP primary. We conservatives and Tea Partiers have a long memory.

Doughboy on December 12, 2013 at 1:31 PM

eva3071 on December 12, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Then you are a delusional dummy.

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2013 at 1:31 PM

A delusional male dummy.

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2013 at 1:32 PM

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