Thu Oct 17, 2013, 10:20 AM
Agnosticsherbet (11,619 posts)
New Government Shut Down Coming, brought to you by the same fanatics that brought the last.
Conservatives Learned The Wrong Lessons From The Shutdown Debacle
For a certain block of House conservatives, the ones who drove Speaker John Boehner toward a government shutdown and near-default against his will, the lesson of the last few weeks isn't that they overreached. Not that they made unachievable demands, put their leadership in an impossible position, damaged their party's position with the public and left a deep uncertainty about whether the GOP conference can recover and legislate.
No, what they're taking away from the 2013 crisis is: They didn't go far enough.
They aren't angry with Speaker John Boehner for ultimately capitulating to Democratic demands. They're frustrated with their more mainstream colleagues who put him in that position.
Mind boggling isn't it, but the news just keeps coming. Check out this gem from Rep. John C. Fleming (R-LA).
GOP Rep Looks To Next Showdown: 'We’re Going To Start This All Over Again'
Pledging to vote against the plan to re-open the government until Jan. 15 and raise the debt ceiling until at least Feb. 7, Rep. John C. Fleming (R-LA) indicated that he's already looking toward the next showdown.
“I’ll vote against it,” Fleming said, as quoted by the New York Times. “But that will get us into Round 2. See, we’re going to start this all over again.”
Fleming was one of 144 House members — all Republicans — who voted against the deal that passed both houses of Congress on Wednesday. On Tuesday, he told reporters that Republicans wanted to use the looming debt limit deadline as leverage.
I am heartened at the work done by President Obama, Democrats in the Senate, and those in the House that worked to end this least session of the Cruz Crazies. I am disgusted that there are people in Congress who think Part II, III, IV, or whatever remake of he last crises is going to improve them. Their manufactured crises cost billions to our economy and food out of the mouths of or families. It is hardly over and t hey are out their revving up their engines to get back into what they see as some bizarre ass clowns Game of Thrones.
And I am sick of the notion that poor John Boehner just could not help himself when those big strong muscular studdly men told him to give them whatever they want because it was inevitable. Boehner was a willing participant, and he will be willing the next time.
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