The Republicans Leadership of the House (well at least the Orange One) have decided to cave on their latest hostage taking excursion. That means that on Friday morning, Boehner will ask fellow Republican House members to support President Obama’s position on the payroll tax cut extension by unanimous consent. If all goes according to plan, then folks will not see their taxes increase, unemployment extensions end and medicare payments to doctors shrink on January 1st.
That is a pretty big “if”.
Afterall, we are talking about the Republican Party and the Tea Party mob that controls it. Just one House Member–seeking to become the new hero of the 27 percenters–could throw the entire game into overtime. All he or she would have to do is object to the motion for unanimous consent. That would extended any final resolution to some time next week when all members of the House would be forced to take a recorded vote on the two month extension.
Now, no sane person, party or movement would do that–but we are talking about the Tea Party–so I think the odds are slightly better than 50/50 that one of their wankers in the House will object and force another week of nonsense before the majority of the House overwhelming votes to support the President. And the person forcing a week of delay will become an instant hero to the wingnuts demanding the crazification of all politics. The base will love it.
And they’ll hate Boehner for his cave.
It is only a matter of time before Cantor and some of the boys surround John to stick in the knives.
So it goes.