Boehner Bill Passes House

The Boehner Bill has passed the House. 22 Republicans voted no. No Democrats voted for it.

Now it's on to the Senate where deal-making has begun.

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    was the bill sent to the senate (5.00 / 1) (#18)
    by cpinva on Sat Jul 30, 2011 at 04:32:43 AM EST
    in a coffin? it was DOA.

    Well (none / 0) (#1)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 07:12:13 PM EST
    I guess something will eventually make it to Obama's desk and he will sign it.

    It's going to be really bad (none / 0) (#2)
    by andgarden on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 07:31:44 PM EST
    Worse than we can possibly imagine, I think.

    Those people jeering Boehner yesterday really lacked perspective. Did anyone seriously believe that he wasn't going to get something passed?


    Oh, I have (none / 0) (#7)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 07:43:40 PM EST
    no question as to how crazy the GOP is. I live with it here in GA daily. These people are either seriously deluded or on a mission to literally destroy the country.

    He is no less ridiculous tonight (none / 0) (#8)
    by ruffian on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 08:04:14 PM EST
    He provided another 24 hours of theater, and that's about it.

    Pretty sure from when they (none / 0) (#13)
    by gyrfalcon on Sat Jul 30, 2011 at 01:46:49 AM EST
    were jeering that those were Dems.

    I can't help thinking.... (none / 0) (#4)
    by Dadler on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 07:38:37 PM EST
    ...how it was the American Dream (home ownership) that was exploited to such an extent that it, ultimately, brought down the world economy.  The cynical nature of the entire game, betting on shelter and starvation, making billions and trillions on heart attacks and suicides...

    And for what?


    I need a drink.

    Baseball is great (none / 0) (#9)
    by CoralGables on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 08:42:16 PM EST
    even if the only place you get to see it is at McAfee.

    Donald, welcome to Oakland! (none / 0) (#16)
    by The Addams Family on Sat Jul 30, 2011 at 02:08:19 AM EST
    & hope you liked the postgame fireworks (none / 0) (#17)
    by The Addams Family on Sat Jul 30, 2011 at 02:08:41 AM EST
    GOP writer and tea-partied on Maher (none / 0) (#10)
    by ruffian on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 09:47:31 PM EST
    We don't know what Obama supports. It is not in writing.

    Must not throw shoe through TV.

    Hoover's grandaughter, (none / 0) (#12)
    by Joan in VA on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 11:17:52 PM EST
    Bowles-Simpson cheerleader Spitzer and the Freedom Works sideburn guy. Sheesh. Thank Goddess for Bryan Cranston!

    The Tea Party Sideburn Guy, (5.00 / 1) (#21)
    by KeysDan on Sat Jul 30, 2011 at 09:50:43 AM EST
    while predictable, was, at least, a little less obnoxious than Margaret Hoover--who, in lock-step with many wingers on talk shows, smiled and smirked away while the counter-argument was being made so as to  indicate that what was being said was false.  Then, when it was her turn, or more frequently, when she interrupted with body touching and a louder voice, she had nothing.  

    However, Spitzer's  Cat Food One counter for the "not written down" argument was specious in another way--it was written down,  but was not the document that was a result of the Obama/Boehner golf date.  And,  Spitzer did not mention that Cat Food One was a failed Commission, having never met its requirements to go forward, the Commission adjourned without a formal vote. (an informal register showed that the 14 votes required could not be achieved).


    That's another line (none / 0) (#14)
    by gyrfalcon on Sat Jul 30, 2011 at 01:49:32 AM EST
    that appears to have been on a Frank Luntz blast fax a couple days ago.  They've all be parroting it like robots-- even though it's patently absurd.

    Yep (5.00 / 1) (#20)
    by ruffian on Sat Jul 30, 2011 at 06:21:09 AM EST
    It was actually just like birds. Once the spawn of Hoover remembered to say it , sideburns guy chimed in and they both squawked together like magpies for a minute. Or maybe he went first. It would have been funny if it weren't so obvious and annoying, and the dumbest talking point known to man.

    Yeah, Brian Cranston saved the night. May have convinced me to marathon all the episodes of his show after I get done with Mad Men.


    Maybe (none / 0) (#19)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Jul 30, 2011 at 05:44:40 AM EST
    before any discussion these people should be asked if they read, speak and understand the English language because they only seem to be telegraphing their ability to read and nothing further.

    really surprised (none / 0) (#11)
    by desmoinesdem on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 10:20:39 PM EST
    That Tom Latham (IA-04) was one of the 22 who voted no. He is one of Boehner's best friends and not usually a tea party type. I take this to mean that Boehner gave him permission to vote no once he was sure he had 218 yes votes locked up. Latham is running in the new IA-03 in 2012 against Democratic incumbent Leonard Boswell. I think Latham will win, but I suppose Republicans might want to protect him from some pretty unpopular votes. Supporting the budget cuts in the Boehner bill would make for some good attack ad fodder.

    I'm sure your analysis (none / 0) (#15)
    by gyrfalcon on Sat Jul 30, 2011 at 01:52:24 AM EST
    is correct.

    I've always understood in Congressional politics, a close vote on a difficult issue is a sign of an expert Speaker because it means that members in reelect danger of some kind have been given permission to vote "no," but with still enough to pass whatever it is.