What was John “Waterworks” Boehner thinking yesterday when he called the Senate Republicans who favor a change of course in
Boehner and the shame of Missouri, Minority Whip Roy Blunt, were getting their”Tom Delay” on and attempting to strong-arm a unified front among House Republicans, furiously rationalizing that they must set themselves apart from those rascally Senators in the upper chamber, some with the temerity to think about withdrawing their support for the resident and his spectacular war.
Representative Heather Wilson, (R-N.M.) a former
A spokesman for Boehner said his comments were in no way meant to trivialize the war or the senators’ decisions. Rather, they were meant to emphasize the importance of allowing the troop surge to work and to urge GOP lawmakers to reserve their judgment on the situation until September, when Gen. David Petraeus is scheduled to brief Congress fully on the progress in
“The leader’s comments were intended to illustrate the fact that we just recently voted to give the troops our full support — including ample time for the Petraeus plan to work — and that too much is at stake for Congress to renege on its commitment now by approving what can only be described as another partisan stunt by Democrats,” Boehner spokesman Brian Kennedy said.
“Their bill will have no impact if passed, other than to give
Now far be it from me to shed any tears over the Republican party squabbling amongst themselves…Hell, pass me the popcorn, because if they are sniping at and lying about one another, that just weakens them as we head into the most contentious general election cycle in my lifetime. It’s all good news for Democrats, IM(ns)HO.