Well Boehner won, but he knows there’s an asterisk next to his victory. It seems that those of us in the hinterlands have put the big guy on notice. Word is he’s unnerved by all the grass roots disaffection. Good, let him be unnerved. The only way we are ever going to put this house (pun) in order is by keeping the heat on these guys. Unrelenting heat.
Boehner quickly moved to punish those who voted against him, removing members from key committee posts. But the grass roots has roared and the Speaker is thinking twice.
Well Boehner’s Speaker again so what else should we expect? Same old same old. More subsidies. More sweetheart deals. More winks. More nods. More crony capitalism.
Don’t you just love the Republicans, that “party of small government”?
Opponents of Boehner for Speaker appear to be halfway there. But the vote is tomorrow.
Well, there are some logistical issues to deal with, but why not expose who’s calling Boehner’s tune so that the world can see?
In this blistering essay, James Lucas at The American Thinker says that it’s time to take on the Chamber of Commerce, an organization which he says has no interest in smaller government and little respect for voters.
Interesting bit of politics. The consternation is not driven as much by Elizabeth Warren as the article makes out. Opposition to CROMNIBUS for the most part is coming from the grass roots libertarian/conservative coalition in the provinces. Ms. Warren’s concern has however opened another front in the pre-Christmas lightning war on Capitol Hill and that is a good thing.
As time runs out on this Congress the rush is on to avoid another “government shutdown.” As such Democrats and Republicans alike see the current omnibus spending bill being crafted on the Hill (fear the omnibus) as an opportunity to get while the getting is good.
How many times do we have to do this before people figure out that Boehner and Co. have absolutely no interest in reducing the size of government? Is he (and leadership) going to sell out the millions of voters who thought they were sending a message in the last election? IBD thinks Boehner just might.
In all likelihood it doesn’t matter much. At least in the short term.