|Two Graduates of the Lollipop Guild|
Ryan must have got a message through his head to abandon the tea-party extremism and become a leader of his party. That is a typical opportunity for a failed VP candidate (Palin the exception that proves the rule.) He is also claiming his love for Ayn Rand is all an urban legend and I couldn't be happier!
Of course Ryan's already moved the goalpost so far right off the field they are now playing Canadian football (oops, no slam intended on Sen. Cruz!) But Sen. Murray was able to get a few things in and more things protected to get the deal done. There are no new taxes (even if sorely needed from those who have benefited the most from our governmental system - all those Frankensteins of corporate persons created by the government they now control by their monstrous dollars.) It's all called "revenue enhancement" by shifting some burdens of paying for government services.
And Boeher graduates to manhood because he finally stood up to the special interests posing as tea parties. As reported by Politco:
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Boehner (R-Ohio) accused outside conservative groups of “using our members and they’re using the American people for their own goals.”Yeah, baby! It doesn't get better than that! The Speaker of the House actually saying something that is absolutely true and has been true for some time about the movers and shakers in control of the Republican Party. We need more of that, Mr. Speaker!
December 12, 2013
We now have actual video of Boehner denouncing the tea party. He doesn't mention it by name, but that's clearly what he's talking about. We may mark this week as the moment in history that the Republican Party's modern coalition, that unholy alliance of the mainstream conservatives with the radical right and the tea party, fell apart.