Republicans get pwned again!
Part of how Democrats managed to win despite being in the minority in both Houses is that they were able to put their differences aside and stay united. There are more than a few Democrats in Congress who have serious reservations about Obama's executive orders, but they clearly realized that stopping the latest Republican lunge into governing by hostage crisis was more important. Allowing such a tactic to work has the same effect as negotiating with terrorists -- it leads to more and more of the same, until restoring normal functioning becomes impossible.
Republicans, by contrast, are hopelessly factionalized, and the divisions get deeper and more acrimonious with each defeat like this -- which is what makes such defeats so delicious. I knew that, in the wake of Boehner's surrender, sites like RedState would be awash in volcanic outpourings of rage, 5% of it directed against Democrats and 95% against establishment Republicans. I wasn't disappointed. A sampling from the comments there:
█ Boehner just destroyed the Republican party virtually forever and what's left of America along with it ! Enjoy what's left of America, it will soon be gone along with our language, culture and American way of life.
█ And to think everyone denied denied denied Pelosi's assertion that Boehner promised they would be voting on a clean funding bill this week. Every word Boehner says is a lie--including "the" and "and."
█ Boehner is a Vichy Republican - a collaborator with the Obama regime.
█ Yes, we all know what Boehner did was outrageous. Now, what are we going to DO about it? P.S. McConnell must be destroyed.
█ I would argue that Obama Republicans are worse than Democrats, in the way that a wolf in sheepskin is worse than a plain old wolf.
█ What this pair of fools and / or traitors are doing is equivalent of George Washington surrendering at Yorktown to Cornwallis. The GOP brand will be destroyed if McConnell and Boehner are not removed from their positions.
█ What we need to do is name names and kick ass. Any Republican who votes to fund the Obama amnesty power grab in the House or Senate should be primaried and defeated. If we don't get them in the primary, lets get them in the general.
█ How the Hell do we get rid of this worthless crybaby?
█ I am glad we all are starting to talk sensibly. [!!! -- Infidel]
█ In the next election the conservative turnout will vanish. There is a breaking point at supporting Quislings.
█ I fully endorse defeating GOP leadership in either the primary, or the general. It's better they lose and let a Democrat take their place than continue to let them lead this party to ruin. Quislings, one and all.
More of this, please. Oh, no, it's not that I think we can keep the right-wingers spitting and clawing at each other like this all the way to November 2016. But the Congressional Republicans, and the demolition derby for the Republican Presidential nomination -- they might very well be able to do it.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to find more teabagger sites to gloat over.