Looks like Boehner had a little too much Merlot. He's mouthing off to "Anthony": http://t.co/OrLq4XKpCY Remember John: "It's a GOOD life."
— billmon (@billmon1) December 11, 2013
From Matt Berman’s article:
House Speaker John Boehner went off on outside conservative groups Wednesday morning for pushing against the new budget deal.
“They’re using our members and they’re using the American people for their own goals,” he said. “This is ridiculous.”
Several key conservative groups are against the sequester relief within the new budget deal.
“Though conservatives support more spending restraint, the discretionary spending limits defined in the Budget Control Act represent a promise to the American people to marginally slow the growth of government,” reads a letter signed by the heads of Heritage Action, the Family Research Council, and the American Conservative Union. Heritage Action’s Michael Needham penned an op-ed in USA Today on Tuesday calling the deal “a step backward.” The Cato Institute called the deal a “huge Republican cave-in.”…
Of course the cynic in me says this is more kabuki for the Repub rubes — Ornj Jawn sings Pagliaci, the chorus cries for his head on a pole, and Reasonable Centrist Wonk Ryan steps out of the pit to calm the crowds with his vast charisma. But then again, Boehner never wanted anything but a quiet speakership, regular cash infusions from all the best lobby firms, and everybody off to the
bar golf course by three pm. These young hustlers trying to out-purity each other can’t be much fun for an old warhorse, either.
Apart from rooting for GOP injuries, what’s on the agenda this evening?