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Poor Boehner.. Hopefully those cases of Johnny Walker Black arrive at home in time for his four week Christmas vacation.

For two days running, Boehner, R-Ohio, has made clear that he's heard just about enough from conservative advocacy groups such as the Heritage Foundation, Americans for Prosperity and Freedomworks.

On Wednesday, he called them "ridiculous." On Thursday, he said "they've lost all credibility."

Stoking Boehner's anger was their rapid-fire opposition to the modest budget deal reached by fellow Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, Congress' respective budget committee chairmen. The measure was passed by the House Thursday evening.

But he seemed even more ticked off by what he said, in so many words, was an unserious approach to governing demonstrated by those groups and their allies in Congress.

All of it resulted in the normally buttoned down Boehner delivering a GIF-ready performance as he showed his disgust for the attitude hard-liners took toward the government shutdown.

Now that more (sort of) reasonably minded pols like Boehner have woken up and smelled the bourbon-laced coffee (Obama crushed Rmoney) they know they've got to move their feeble/bigoted GOP back to the middle, in order to win elections and keep their well paid, phony baloney jobs.

Large problem: the utterly boring, status-quo supporting middle is already occupied by 95% of the "democrats" in Congress. and of course the democrats are going nowhere, since they gained a bit of turf in the last election-- no reason for them to rock the boat much and embrace any sort of liberal agenda.

In fact, I can more or less guarantee you democrats in Congress will not be on board with raising the Scrooge-like minimum wage to even $10.00 a stinking hour, much less to $15-$17.00 where it actually should be if you're serious about getting people out of
poverty... but it should be obvious by now very few people in Congress are serious about fixing our totally F***ed up economy.

What's poor John Boehner to do? He knows he can't have the absurd, irrelevant teabagger mob controlling the so called GOP agenda-- but if he turns back toward the middle, there's a ton of democrats sitting there laughing in his orange face, and the teabagger mob will draw out their penknives..



Boehner Will Soon Have a Big Crying Jag

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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)
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    happymisanthropy, Buckeye54

    "It is essential that there should be organization of Labor. Capital organizes & therefore Labor must organize" Theodore Roosevelt

    by Superpole on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 04:52:47 PM PST

  •  Boner will cry, if he loses his speaker's job, (5+ / 0-)

    to  Cantor or some teabagger, which he probably will, at least then, the right will admit what they are, greed driven sociopaths.

    May you live in interesting times--Chinese curse

    by oldcrow on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 05:00:14 PM PST

  •  Like me; I used to be a centrist Republican (6+ / 0-)

    But somehow, without really changing my views, I find myself so far 'left' on the political map of today - that I'm labeled a Socialist!

    And I never even got issued my Che t-shirt!

    "I could never eat as much as I want to vomit." - Jesus

    by Fordmandalay on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 05:14:34 PM PST

    •  Che T-shirts? I wants a Che T-shirt too!!!! (2+ / 0-)
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      Fordmandalay, Superpole

      When the ideological border shifted right, I was also re-branded from moderate conservative to "commie soshulist fuckstick".  Not only did I never get the Che T-shirt, I never even got the Commie Pin-Up Calendar showing Marx, Engels, Lenin, Eisenhower, and Pope Francis in commie lewd poses.

      But now that I'm here, I kinda like hanging out with democRATS even though they don't share my love of ALL CAPS as a literary device.  John of Orange isn't likely to see my vote anytime soon.  That whole RINO thing kind of pissed me off.

      "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win". Mohandas K. Gandhi

      by DaveinBremerton on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 10:42:31 PM PST

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  •  it's just more theater from Boehner (3+ / 0-)

    to help sell this austerity budget (which, as digby points out, is worse than Paul Ryan's original budget) to the masses. Presumably this is intended to convince the gullible Dem base that this is indeed a good deal, that the tea caucus is on the run. Then, of course, when unemployment benefits come up, the other shoe will drop and they'll be forced to make some kind of "compromise" to the far right in order to get that through...

    With Pelosi encouraging the Democratic caucus to "embrace the suck", we can expect beatings to continue (in true bipartisan fashion).

    "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

    by limpidglass on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 05:34:40 PM PST

    •  Playing to Independents (1+ / 0-)
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      That's what Boehner is doing.  He knows that his party is in toilet and he's working to get the Independent vote in 2014.  Don't for a minute think that Heritage et al didn't know what he'd be doing.  After all, even he can be primaried.

      Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011) Voting is a louder voice than a bullhorn but sometimes you need that bullhorn to retain your vote.

      by Rosalie907 on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 07:00:16 PM PST

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    •  Uhhh Didn't Pelosi say "Embrace the Suck"?? (0+ / 0-)

      WHY are "democrats" in congress supporting this budget?

      what's GOOD about it for democratic voters??

      "It is essential that there should be organization of Labor. Capital organizes & therefore Labor must organize" Theodore Roosevelt

      by Superpole on Sun Dec 15, 2013 at 06:33:16 AM PST

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