Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Boehner bravely calls democrats' bluff
Last week 100 disgruntled democrats made a big show of signing a letter demanding that Speaker John Boehner allow a "clean vote" on raising the US debt ceiling. They didn't want a bunch of unpleasant budget-cut promises to get in the way of mortgaging the country away to China. All along the republicans have said they would raise the debt ceiling only if there were concomitant budget cuts to go with it.
Well, imagine democrats' surprise when Boehner announced today that he would allow a "clean vote" on just that, later tonight? Agape democrats are accusing Boehner of insincerity and can't find ways to back out of the vote fast enough. You see, even craven democrats know that a vote to raise the debt ceiling without dramatic cuts, is a political loser. Plus, any increase in the ceiling will only pay for what Obama's already promised to spend so democrats don't get any additional spending out of it.
Nothing's funnier than seeing phony, posturing democrats get their collective bluff called and watching them scramble for cover like cock-roaches.