Deal with it, Boehner.
If it wasn't clear Saturday, when House Speaker
John Boehner was passing a continuing resolution that was guaranteed to be rejected by the Senate and by President Obama, that Boehner could pass a simple funding bill, it is now.
Rep. Raul Labrador admitted as much Sunday on Meet the Press: there are "enough votes in the Republican party who are willing" to pass a spending resolution that doesn't do anything to Obamacare. One of those votes spoke up Sunday:
Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa: "I’m prepared to vote for a clean res tomorrow. It’s time to govern. I don’t intend to support a fool’s errand."
The Senate is not going to accept the poisoned pill
House bill that passed Saturday when they reconvene Monday. So far it's not clear what path Majority Leader Harry Reid will take, but the last thing he—and the Democratic majority—will do is to accept anything in it. They will pass a clean bill back to the House, and that's when the majority of Boehner's caucus, and Boehner himself, have a decision to make: take the clean vote they know than can win, or shut down the government and take on all the political fallout.
Join Daily Kos and the DCCC and tell John Boehner: It’s time to cut the Tea Party loose and work with Democrats to keep the government funded and avoid a disastrous default.
4:39 PM PT: If there were any doubts remaining:
Reid spox: "Tomorrow, the Senate will do exactly what we said we would do and reject" the House #CR.