Boner FAIL!

December 21, 2012

The markets are freaking out this morning over Boner’s failed “Plan B.”  In an incredibly ill-conceived plan, Boner built up expectations for a bill for which he didn’t have the votes, then bullied and threatened Republicans in vain.

The best outcome now would be to go over the fiscal cliff.  That would bring baby steps toward fiscal responsibility.  The Republicans could then use the debt ceiling as leverage to get entitlement reform.  Icing on the cake would be the Republicans throwing Boner out as speaker, which looks a lot more likely now that they’ve stood up to him once.

The more likely outcome, unfortunately, is that the MSM wing of the Democratic Party blames Republicans and hounds them mercilessly.  In early January, cowardly Republicans then surrender, just as they have at every opportunity in the past.  They undo most of the modest tax increases and spending cuts, and let Obama keep running trillion-dollar deficits.  They probably surrender on the debt ceiling too.

19 Responses to Boner FAIL!

  1. Setnaffa on December 21, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Pray for America.

  2. James on December 21, 2012 at 4:50 am

    I have to admit that I agree with your assessment completely. Prior to the last election my friends convinced me that the Tea Party becoming a third party would guarantee defeat. Now that we’ve gotten yet another defeat from out “Democrat Light” Republican party, perhaps its time.

  3. Dr. Dog on December 21, 2012 at 5:26 am


    Your scenario might come to pass. But it is not the only outcome.

    Boehner, recalls the house back in session on the 27th. He fails again. We go over the cliff. January the House votes for Speaker. Boner fails to retain his speakership. Boner’s seconds are in disarray and in an attempt to stem the tide, Kevin McCarthy House Majority whip is placed for consideration but fails. Tom Price (Ga) backed by both the conservative and tea party caucuses is placed and after various jockeying wins the Speakership. Moderates are swept from key chairmanships. Washington goes into bill passage lockdown as proposals cannot get passed, lacking the fiscal backing to implement them.

    • WhiteOut on December 21, 2012 at 6:24 am

      This is certainly a dream scenario with respect to the party structure…but it’s going to take the avg citizen and their phone/internet connection to strongly make the case to their reps.

  4. artist on December 21, 2012 at 6:09 am

    Let it all burn.

  5. artist on December 21, 2012 at 6:12 am

    We go over the cliff and the Dems introduce a bill to lower tax rates for ALL but those making over $250.

    And dare the R’s not to support it.

    This is theater and won’t fix anything. Doom is still on the menu.

    • Tim on December 21, 2012 at 8:02 am

      And it will pass. Also when the economy goes south they will trot out the boys who say that more goverment spending and programs are the answer. So they will get that as well. And what ever ‘cuts” we do get will all come out of defense. Meanwhile the Republicans will catch the blame for everything. Great poli your briliant.

      Frankly I have no idea why the Republicans are so anxious to save the millionires and billionaires–who seem largely to support the Democrats any ways.

      Christ you pass B and take away the arguement that we are proteccting the “rich’. You taut Reid every fucking day for not passing something in the senate. Then if we go over the cliff you are in the best place to blame the democrats. Or you don’t go over the cliff because they take your B or you don’t go over and you get something close to B. This is the worst of all worlds.

      • Rational on December 21, 2012 at 9:08 am

        Exactly! Why Republicans are so anxious to save the millionaires and billionaires–who seem largely to support the Democrats any ways?

        After financial crises, rich is becoming a dirtier word as it is more associated with Wall street fat cats who ran down our economy and got bailed out by the government they bought with our tax money.

        Dems are very successful pining down Republicans as party for the rich because Republicans give them strong reasons to do so.

    • Knighthawk on December 21, 2012 at 10:56 am

      “This is theater and won’t fix anything. Doom is still on the menu.”


  6. ip727 on December 21, 2012 at 7:47 am

    A boner that fails, is not a pleasant experience. 😀

  7. allie on December 21, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Boehner has caved every time he has “negotiated” with Obama. What good does it do republicans to have someone in charge that is so bad at negotiating? The republicans need someone as speaker that will stand up to the bully Obama. The only thing Obama and the dems care about is power. If the republican leadership could ever understand this maybe then they would be able to deal with Obama on an equal footing.

    Mr. Boehner you need to grow a pair and stand up to Obama and the dems or you need to bow out of the speaker’s position gracefully and let someone who knows how to negotiate take the job. It is becoming more and more obvious that you are unable to do the job.

    • Ben Dover on December 21, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      I’m getting teary eyed.

  8. BIll on December 21, 2012 at 7:56 am

    The Dems are trying to tax everyone. They claim that the GOP is just trying to help the rich by not raising taxes on everyone. The MSM goes ditto. Why not give them what they say they want. Lets give them the tax on the rich only and then they can comeup with a tax on the rest of us and get the blame for that instead of the other way around. If our rich don’t like it tell them we cant do anything else because they refuse to put money into media like the rich Dem’s do.

  9. Jim,MtnViewCA,USA on December 21, 2012 at 9:21 am

    LI is calling for a Plan C.
    “I say call his bluff. If a deal which tackles deficits from both revenue and spending can be reached this month, great.

    If not, pass a 90 day extension of current tax rates and whatever else is needed to postpone the “cliff,” and go home for Christmas to give time for a Grand Bargain which puts Democratic sacred cows on the table.

    Let Harry Reid refuse to bring it to a vote, and Obama refuse to sign it. Their inaction will be the reason for taxes rising for everyone.”

  10. Jay in Perú on December 21, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Jim´s 90 day extension is the way to go.Then Boehner gets replaced by Paul Ryan and the House Gop refuses to raise the debt limit until the Obamanoids drop their pants!

  11. ip727 on December 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Ryan is a boner ally.

  12. Mitchell Goldblatt on December 22, 2012 at 10:10 am

    This latest fiasco, like the election itself,can be placed squarely at the feet of you Conservatives.

    • Get a clue on December 22, 2012 at 11:35 pm

      You don’t even know what you’re talking about, dumbass.

    • ip727 on December 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      Your butt boy obammer doubled the deficit since his regime took over. The ball is in his court now.