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With the possibility of John Boehner's debt package going down in flames, the GOP leadership is going medieval.

Last night Boehner and Company fired up the troops by playing this movie clip:

... with the line:

I need your help. I can’t tell you what it is. You can never ask me about it later. And we’re going to hurt some people.

And this morning:

Scrambling for votes on his troubled deficit package, Speaker John Boehner told GOP lawmakers Wednesday morning to “get your ass in line” behind his debt ceiling bill, saying the Senate will fold and pass it.

Because the GOP can't "hurt some people" if their crew isn't with them.

And if the Boehner bill is passed, he assured them that:

If this gets chaotic, they (the Senate) will fold like a cheap suit.

Bottom line? Boehner is playing chicken with the full faith and credit of the United States to appease the tea party wing of the GOP.

Originally posted to Barbara Morrill on Wed Jul 27, 2011 at 08:30 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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