Sunday, December 18, 2011

Do as I say--and next time try to let me know what I say in advance

Terrific example of the Thug Rule according to which if the Leader can't stop his thugs from doing what he wants them not to do, then he has to pretend he wants them to do it:

Yesterday, as soon as the payroll-tax holiday extension bill passed the Senate, Speaker Boehner was on a conference call begging Republican House members to vote for it, but they turned him down; so today on Meet the Press? He doesn't want them to vote for it at all, and I guess he never did!
"It's pretty clear that I and our members oppose the Senate bill. It's only for two months," Boehner said, adding this was "kicking the can down the road."

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