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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:18 PM

Forbes - "Will Boehner-Cantor Rift Blow Up The Fiscal Cliff Deal?"

How can Republican House members govern the country when they can't even work out differences within their caucas?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2013/01/01/will-boehner-cantor-rift-blow-up-the-fiscal-cliff-deal/

Here is how it was supposed to go Ė

After failing to get a fiscal cliff deal with the President through his own efforts, Speaker John Boehner turned the entire mess over to the Senate, promising that if Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell could put together a deal with the White House and Senate Democrats that could nail down a decisive amount of support from both parties, he would put such a bill to a vote before the entire House of Representatives.

With a vote of 89-8 in the Senate, clearly a decisive, non-partisan agreement was achieved meaning the bill produced would get an up or down vote on the floor of the House.

However, in the Speakerís latest in a long line of political miscalculations, Boehner didnít figure on Eric Cantor choosing this moment to stab him in the back.

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TomCADem Jan 2013 OP
SDjack Jan 2013 #1
Skittles Jan 2013 #2
Cha Jan 2013 #3
Tutonic Jan 2013 #4
Cha Jan 2013 #5

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:23 PM

1. No way Boner could have seen it coming. nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:54 PM

2. nice to see the backstabbers turning on each other

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:01 PM

3. A lot of political watchers could have told Boner all about

Cantor..


Tweet found on the obama diary..

Bobfr

@Our4thEstate So, @SpeakerBoehner it appears that enough rich folk who don't want to see the market crash finally convinced you to tell Cantor to stuff it

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:55 AM

4. Paul Ryan holds a bigger knife.

Cantor may go down.

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Response to Tutonic (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:05 AM

5. We can hope.. really getting tired of him.

And, there's always 2014 to look forward to after Cantor has pissed off more people.

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