In case anyone was wondering whether John Boehner is an authentic Republican office holder, there can no longer be any doubt. The Dems disseminate their anti-Boehner Disinformatzia, accusing him of supporting tax hikes on the middle-class, and Boehner’s first reaction is to wave the white flag. “hey, some of my best friends are in the middle-class…”
Could the House GOP Caucus maybe pay for Boehner to attend a negotiating class? The moment Boehner says, “if the best deal I can get is extending the Bush tax cuts for the lower income brackets, I’ll vote for it,” that instantly becomes the best deal he can get.
Moreover, the predictable news reporting of Boehner’s statement is that Boehner has agreed with Obama’s plan to cut taxes for hard-working middle-class Americans (not, mind you, for those dirty rich fat cat SOB’s making a whopping $250K per year). Ah, finally the Republicans see the light and agree to stop their stubborn racist opposition to Obama’s salvation of the proletariat.
It’s a little incongruous to compare Obama to a historic American Patriot, but this story sounds like Ethan Allen demanding the surrender of Ft. Ticonderoga. The British commander assumed (wrongly) that Allen must have had a force sufficient to successfully besiege the fort, so he surrendered without firing a shot. Boehner just did the same.