Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ragin' Boehner's Shifting Vote Count ....

As everyone knows, the House vote scheduled for today was suspended sometime after 6 p.m. this evening as John Boehner tries to corral enough Tea Party votes to pass whatever debt limit/balanced budget monstrosity  he's crafting to try and appease them. Louie Gohmert, a weird Texan Teabagger is always good for a florid quote. Said he, upon exiting Speaker Boehner's office: "I'm still a beaten and bloodied NO." Another Teabagger, predictably, headed straight for the House Chapel to "pray for my leadership."

It appears the Speaker is falling a few votes short of 216, and the longer this goes on the more those flipped "NO" votes become hesitant and reluctant about walking the plank for their Speaker, since Democrats astutely served notice the Boehner proposal is DOA in the Senate. In this sense, the failure to pass the measure today is already a Republican FAIL. Even if it passes on Friday, it will have been a Pyrrhic victory amid vast Republican disarray. And when Democrats tear Boehner's proposal to pieces, the GOP humiliation, its utter inability to govern will have been complete in the public's eyes.

Better lay off the sauce, Johnny B. Looks like you have a looooong night/morning ahead.

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