Saturday, October 5, 2013

Boehner and the bomb throwers

It's Boehner's responsibility, if not necessarily his fault.  He can call for a House vote on the Senate's continuing resolution whenever he gets up the testosterone to face down Ted Cruz and the Crazies (not a heavy metal band) but he's so terribly afraid of losing the Speakership, he won't do it.

And what I want to know is what's the point of being Speaker if you can't lead?

According to sources to the Times, Boehner says he won't let us default on the debt, albeit he will not make any public statements to that effect.  I believe it, though.  I think he cares more about the full faith and credit of the United States (not to mention the economy of the rest of the world) than for his status with the people Harry Reid calls "Tea Party anarchists."

Honestly, I suspect John Boehner just might be some kind of patriot.

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