John Boehner is A Funny Duck, Isn’t He?

This was the Speaker of Nothing on Wednesday knowing he doesn’t have the votes to get shit done:

Huh.  It’s Obama’s fault that Boehner can’t get the votes to do shit.  So what happened on Thursday?

Well, he tried to get his guys to vote on a “Plan B” that was stuffed with things they should have liked.  And they said “No.”  Santa Boehner promised them a Christmas Tree, and didn’t get any cookies and milk in return. Thankless, this being Speaker of the House business.  Is there any answer to his Yuletide dilemma, besides “ho,ho,ho”? his way out of it, and try to make the deal a) sweeter to his non-coalition (tick tock) and b) totally unacceptable to the House Dems, the Senate, and the White House, completely revealing who is the problem around here? (And that’s actually probably his best choice if he likes this job?)

Or should he just toss the whole thing in the fuck-it-bucket with some ice and prosecco, say “shaft the speakership”, and let Obama deal with a new congress, (which I bet Obama already has plans to do)? (That would be an excellent “Take this job and shove it” option, and ideal in the face of what looks like a “no-confidence” vote.)

The sad thing was, Boehner’s gambit actually was a bid to get some leverage by saying he could get something done—if the White House and Senate would just work with what the House agreed to. Not getting that, his road ahead looks pretty rugged. It looks even crappier if one paid attention to his very short Wednesday presser.

(X-Posted at Strangely Blogged.)

 

Posted by Vixen Strangely on 12/21/12 at 12:40 AM • Permalink

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“Fuck It Bucket.” God bless the Rooster!

I ***almost*** feel sorry for Boehner.

I think there’s an outside chance that this could be some “tough love” political theater for the Wingnut Caucus.

As in:  “OK guys, I’m your Speaker, just tell me what boneheaded extremo position you want to me demagogue and we’ll see if it flies . . . “

It crashes and burns, they learn a lesson (or not) and Boehner gets some “I told ya so” cred (and maybe, if he’s lucky, an easier job with more “happy hours” and the same great perks).

Harry Reid gets to either run back the punt to the Senate all the way . . . or just let the clock run out and fix the loose ends after.

The question, in my mind, as always, though, is “why do Republicans insist on choosing a minor league stunt play and then execute it in such a graceless and inept fashion that their “dickhead amateurs rep” is forever enshrined in the Political Loser’s Hall of Fame?

in the face of what looks like a “no-confidence” vote

I am willing to bet cash fucking money that Eric Cantor’s fingerprints are all over the Teatards’ revolt.  All nicey-nice and team player in public after the election, knowing that he’s going to be Speaker in the next Congress.

No tears shed for Boehner (only by him, giggle), but I am deeply concerned how Cantor’s going to wield his gavel.  It would be irresponsible not to ask you all to speculate.

To be fair to John the Unfortunate, he really did think he saw 218 hands raised in favor of Plan “B”.  He was seeing double after a Merlot lunch.

No tears shed for Boehner (only by him, giggle), but I am deeply concerned how Cantor’s going to wield his gavel.  It would be irresponsible not to ask you all to speculate.

Ugh!  Yeah…you’ve got a fearful point there.  There just is NO good ending with the GOP these days, is there?  All options of SUCK from them are a degree of awful to “but wait…it gets worse!”

The question, in my mind, as always, though, is “why do Republicans insist on choosing a minor league stunt play and then execute it in such a graceless and inept fashion that their “dickhead amateurs rep” is forever enshrined in the Political Loser’s Hall of Fame?

Thankfully, being awful, selfish, inept obstructionist assholes is the ONLY actual weapons they still wield.  They do ENOUGH damage as it is, as merely a bunch of snotty rank amateur inbred clowns.  Let’s just make sure we do everything we can to limit their path of bumbling destruction…

There just is NO good ending with the GOP these days, is there?

Seriously.  Every Republican that might be willing to cut a deal with the Donks (I refuse to use the word moderate to describe them… hell, even Ezra Klein couldn’t leave the word in his own post) knows there’s a Tea Party whackaloon waiting in the tall grass come primary time. 

I’d like to believe there’s a couple dozen Republicans that would put country ahead of party career pretending to be a bugfuck crazy bastard, but until they come riding their Sparkle Unicorns to the rescue, I’m skeptical.

Comment by Lowkey on 12/21/12 at 02:24 PM

The GOP is having a hell of a time trying to fumigate that loser stench that has permeated the GOP lately.

The GOP is having a hell of a time trying to fumigate that loser stench that has permeated the GOP lately.

Of course they are.  It becomes impossible to fumigate while continuing to endlessly emit more stench at the same time…

There really isn’t anything left of the GOP except roaches and stink bugs these days, so who in their party is even capable of fumigating, without eliminating themselves first, in the process?

...Quite the existential dilemma, I say…

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