12/18/2012

Just A Thought

Although I would love to see John Boehner replaced as Speaker, I have always felt it was unlikely to happen. You don't become Speaker of the House without maintaining a lot of connections and clout within the "establishment". However when I saw this besides being taken aback, I can see just how far out on the "edge of the cliff "  Boehner is.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the incoming chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, says she opposes House Speaker John Boehner’s offer to raise taxes on wealthier Americans to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.

“Raising those top two rates is really a straw man. It doesn’t solve the problem,” the Washington State congresswoman told C-Span on Sunday.

“We could raise the top rates to 100 percent and it would fund the government for 91 days.

“It’s a false promise.”
For those who might not be aware of who Cathy McMorris is, this picture which you have seen the likes of a thousand times on TV should remind you.


She is the one always  standing  behind John Boehner  next to Eric Cantor when he goes before the media.

The fact that the incoming chairwoman of the Republican Conference, a member of House Leadership, is opposed to Boehner is very telling.


I think that perhaps Boehner has gone too far in his attempt to compromise and now he truly is at risk of losing the Speakership.

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