It was great to see. House Speaker John Boehner had to eat another mud sandwich yesterday. The man who sold out the Republican Party four years ago by leading the charge to vote for TARP has suffered a major personal defeat. The anti-tax conservatives revolted. They would not vote for his “tax the super-rich” bill. Good for them.
Harry Reid said the bill was dead on arrival in the Senate. The cadaver never made it to the Senate. It was dead on arrival in the House.
It was equally dead on arrival in the House.
Boehner looked like the sell-out that he really is. The Republican conservatives sent him a message: “Take another bite of mud, John. We will not be joining you for dinner.”
It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving guy.
The idiots who bought stocks yesterday on the hope that this DOA bill was going anywhere except to the political morgue will eat their mud sandwiches today.
The worst thing that can happen to the Speaker of the House is a party revolt. It exposes him as weak. It tells the world: “This guy does not speak for us.” It leaves him twisting slowly, slowly in the wind. The Washington Post, like a shark, smells blood in the water.
Boehner blew it. Washington now knows that the nation is going over the fiscal cliff.
If he crawls on his belly to the Democrats again, the House Republicans will prepare another mud sandwich for him to eat in full public view.
His ego is large. He thought he could bully the conservatives. They sent him running with his tail between his legs. The alpha dog turns out to be an omega dog.