Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) is in a tough spot….
He is the leader of the House….
Not just the GOP one
He’s the Speaker of the ENTIRE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES….
Not just the Republican Party one….
NOT just the Tea Party one
Some time real soon…..
A deal WILL be made on the 2011FY Budget…
The Democrats will have to help out…..
The tea partyers who helped drive GOP gains in the last election are rallying in the city they love to hate Thursday, urging Republican House leaders – Speaker John Boehner above all – to resist the drive toward compromise in the protracted fight over the federal budget. Even, they say, if that means Congress fails to do its most important job: pay for the government.
And if Boehner opts instead to agree to a deal with President Barack Obama?
“You’re going to see massive amounts of (GOP) primaries” in next year’s election, said Mark Meckler of the Tea Party Patriots. If the Ohio Republican strikes a budget deal that doesn’t cut spending enough, Meckler said Wednesday, “he is going to face a primary challenge.”
It’s tough talk from a member of the loosely affiliated political force that helped drive Boehner’s Republican troops into the House majority last year on a platform of smaller, more austere government. And during three months in power, Boehner’s been listening.
On Thursday as Meckler’s group gathered in the rain near the Capitol, Boehner said he’s glad they’re part of the debate. But he also made clear that, like it or not, a budget compromise was on the horizon.
“We control one half of one third of the government here in Washington,” Boehner told reporters at his weekly briefing. “We can’t impose our will on the Senate. All we can do is to fight for all of the spending cuts that we can get an agreement to.”
Right after this gets put to bed…..
They’ll be right back at it …..
Fighting about the Debt Ceiling….
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