“Are you kidding me!!!?”
“They’re using our members and they’re using the American people for their own goals. This is ridiculous,” Boehner said with a loud roar! “Listen, if you’re for more deficit reduction, you’re for this agreement.”
Dubbed the Cowardly Lion of DC (ok, I dubbed him that just now) Speaker Boehner’s announcement comes on the heels of the Republican leader’s defending a modest budget deal that would maintain government operations through 2015.
The “Mini Budget” crafted by bi- partisan couple Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray has already incurred the predictable wrath of conservatives but Boehner seems determined to deliver at least this one thing in a several year-long losing streak as House Speaker.
Getting a taste of his own medicine, Boehner is up against his ultra conservative counterparts, namely the Tea Party, and the Big Money backing them; the Koch Brothers Freedom Works, Heritage Action and Americans For Prosperity, and Club For Growth — all of whom are against the budget deal, some before they’ve even read it.
At best, Boehner’s miraculous growth of a backbone was politically motivated. If he starts the cleanup process now in time for a fresh new year, there will hardly be any memory of his party’s shutdown of the government this past October by the time mid terms roll around.
*Note to the Speaker: Check online, I’m pretty certain ACA covers backbone transplants. Good for you!