Yesterday I suggested that, rather than pay attention to the whip counts (which are too close to call right now), you should listen to what Rush has to say about it.
Well, now we know.
If the Democrats get their way, the Republicans will pass the Boehner bill. It will go to the Senate, where it will immediately be announced dead on arrival. And then, dingy Harry will announce, "But, there's enough here. We can work with this. We didn't really realize all that was in this. There's stuff in here -- yeah, yeah. ... Maybe I can get some Democratic votes on it after all."(emphasis mine)
And then miraculously -- miraculously -- the prince of compromise, Harry Reid, steals the day, by compromising with just an outrageous dead on arrival bill. He gets all kinds of credit for hard work, rolling up sleeves and that magic compromise, and sends that back to the house. Okay Republicans, ball's back in your court. Here's your bill with a few modifications.
That seems to be the line these tea party leaders are embracing..."its a trap, I tell ya...a trap!" Erik Erickson at Red State is on message too.
Here, though, is why it is important to kill John Boehner’s plan this very morning before today’s vote.
John Boehner’s plan will get to the Senate. Harry Reid’s plan isn’t even in final form and has not even started making its way through the Senate’s arcane processes. It is a trap.
Harry Reid will amend John Boehner’s plan and include parts of Reid’s own plan that make tax increases even more likely than Boehner’s already does...
Then the Senate Democrats will send John Boehner back his own plan and dare John Boehner to kill his very own proposal. Should he try, the GOP will look as hardline and unwilling to compromise as John Boehner’s acolytes have been accusing conservatives of being this week.
The only thing we can do is call our congressmen and prevent them from voting for this suicide pact.
I kid you not!!! These are direct quotes, I promise!
I don't expect anyone to wrangle through this to find anything that resembles thought or reason. That would be a fools errand and its pretty clear from a cursory glance at this stuff who the fools are.
But I'd recommend that you grab your popcorn and watch this one. The showdown at the ok corral is about to commence between Rush and John tonight.
Anyone want to place a bet?
UPDATE: Vote postponed indefinitely. Read: Boehner doesn't have the votes.
Limbaugh - 1
Boehner - 0
To be continued...