30th November 2012
So now John Boehner is angry that the White House leaked a one-sided version of his latest conversation with President Obama to the press:
Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and Republican leaders are fuming after a late night phone call with President Barack Obama was leaked to the press, despite an agreement that it would not be, according to several GOP aides.
As if this should come as a surprise! It sounds as though Boehner and his aides are starting to get a clue:
Republicans believe the president is more interested in raking them over the coals publicly than striking a deal privately.
Really! They’ve figured that out, have they? I guess they noticed that the Democrats never put forth any sort of plan to deal with the nation’s collapsing finances, but instead demagogue the issue by pretending that the only thing going on is that Republicans are trying to protect rich people.
Of course the Democrats aren’t serious about “reaching a balanced deal.” Of course they don’t have any intention of cutting either discretionary spending or entitlements. Is John Boehner really the last person in the world to figure this out? Nevertheless, despite the blindingly obvious fact that the Democrats are incapable of acting in good faith, Boehner says “he remains hopeful that a deal can be reached in the coming weeks.”
Being a slow learner is almost the definition of Republican Congressman these days. One wonders when they’ll get tired of playing Charlie Brown kicking the football.