Honey I shrunk the Speaker

Regardless of what happens in tonight’s (possible) House vote on Boehner’s deficit package, the GOP Speaker has already lost far more than he counted on. In six short months on the job, John Boehner has turned the congressional GOP lockstep-voting-juggernaut into a bunch of, well, Democrats.

One of the most frustrating things for Democrats is watching how Republicans always corral their caucus for important votes. Look at the stimulus – only 3 Republicans in the entire congress voted for it. Now that’s order. But when the shoe’s on the other foot, and you need the Democrats to vote for something, you end up having to cater to two-hundred-and-then-some little generals, each competing with the other to whittle down the bill to nothing before it can secure the necessary votes.

Whether Boehner’s deficit plan passes the House or not, we’ve all learned an important lesson. Boehner is barely in control of his own caucus. Republican is the new Democrat.

And the joke of it is, Boehner wants to do this all over again in six months!

You’re at the age where you don’t get thrown by curve balls.
This is the age of knowing how to get things done.
So why would you let something like Speaker Dysfunction get in your way?
Isn’t it time you talked to your doctor about Viagra?
Side effects may include ticked off Teabaggers, default on the national debt, and another worldwide recession.

Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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