Democrats and Republicans revealed a deep rift in their "fiscal cliff" talks Thursday when House Speaker John Boehner declared his disappointment with the White House for not laying out detailed spending cuts, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid responded that he did not understand the speaker's brain.
There's nothing to understand, Harry. What you're seeing is a man in a desperate situation, backed up against a wall, and deciding he's going to bite back - at the American people.
The idea the John Boehner is a reasonable member of the House is a meme that is grossly innaccurate. He spent the Bush years doing everything in his power to stiffle any proposal the democrats put up, demonizing them on Nightline and the Sunday morning shows, and being nothing if not an opportunist. The idea that he's somehow gained gravitas through his position as speaker of the house is absurd.
Even our President wants nothing to do with him after he snubbed the last grand bargain and instead did the bidding of the tea party.
Got a message for you, Mr. Boehner: THE COUNTRY DOESN'T LIKE HOW THE REPUBLICANS HOLD US HOSTAGE FOR THE BENEFIT OF PEOPLE WHO COULD CARE LESS IF THEIR INCOME TAXES ARE RAISED 4%.
The fact of the matter is that as long as dividends stay at 15% the upper class is happy.
So, this exercise is nothing more than an obstruction of our government and proof that you don't deserve your job. You were hired to find solutions and move bills through the House. Instead, you've spent your time NOT allowing the President to make any judicial appointments, causing the credit rating for the U.S. to tank, and offering absolutely no solutions for anything other than your tired TAX CUTS FOR EVERYONE mantra that was tried under Bush and FAILED.
So, now you don't understand that our President has put a series of concessions on the table but somehow that's not enough? You, your party and their pathetic ideas for how to govern have lost. We don't want your brand of governing.
So shut the hell up and do your job.