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February 27, 2015

Boeher Attempts to Capitulate to Reid and Obama; Fails

So, Boehner was attempting to pass a three week "clean" CR to keep Homeland Security funded short-term. Even though this was short-term, it does seem to represent a capitulation; the Democrats demand a clean bill or they themselves will shut the government down, so Boehner and McConnell of course have to capitulate completely to keep The Democrats from shutting down the government.

Boehner tried to do this with only Republican votes; I guess Democrats were told not to vote for it.

Boehner has failed -- not enough Republicans were willing to get on their knees and fellate Harry Reid.

Oh, hundreds were willing. But not quite enough.


Catching up a bit now: Boehner could have lost 27 defectors and still passed the bill.

But he lost a full 51 Republicans.

I do not believe Boehner has the confidence to lead his caucus. I think that is becoming more obvious every day.

Losing a 51 votes on a must-have vote shows that there is something wrong with the leadership. Not enough Republicans are following him. They are willing to openly defy him and humiliate him.

It is time for a new leadership which can better lead both wings of the party.

Leadership that does not include Kevin McCarthy.

Update: This defeat comes hours after the DHS will run out of funding authorization, so I guess we'll be having a (very partial) shutdown (limited to nonessential personnel).

Update [JohnE]: Full list of GOP nays (52, not 51 as Ace embarrassingly claimed above).



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