|He Shoulda Posed In Front of Four WHITE Flags ... AMIRTIE!?|
What Does This Mean?
Well, it might mean that the GOPe has finally kicked the Tea Party to the curb--but the reality is that, apparently, there just wasn't enough agreement to be found anywhere for 200+ votes in his own conference:
For the past week, Boehner said, he had gone through all of the possible options with the conference, had mulled a variety of scenarios, all with the hope of getting 200-plus Republicans united. But nothing ever gained traction, even the military pension fix, which he thought could win Democratic votes.In other words, there was no
Just read the comments.
|Well, The Base Keeps Getting Told "This Isn't The Hill To DIE On" ...|
There is a theory that the "bad behavior" of Sharon Angles and Todd Akins of the world are not per-se gaffes but rather required signifiers to the base saying "I am one of you." In this case they aren't exactly misspeaking so much as flashing the gang-signs in front of the wrong set of cameras (and today, everywhere, including, apparently, Sochi bathrooms, is filled with the wrong set of cameras).
The Base response to the debt ceiling vote gives credence to that theory. It's small wonder the GOPe is doing everything it can to reduce the footprint of the 2016 Presidential primary.