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The Republican base doesn’t like the budget worked out by the Republican controlled House between seasonal McScrooge Paul Ryan and centrist dems. Boehner finally couldn’t take the bullshit anymore and lashed out at the base:
CBS News — The House GOP leadership is standing behind a budget agreement brokered by congressional negotiators over the last two months and pushing back against outside conservative groups that have panned the deal for undoing mandatory sequester cuts.
“They’re using our members and they’re using the American people for their own goals. This is ridiculous. Listen if you’re for more deficit reduction, you’re for this agreement,” snapped House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in response to a question from CBS News Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes. He said the groups came out against the deal “before they even saw it.”
Ahh, but they don’t have to see it to be against it. Boehner can rave about kicking unemployed people out of their homes and congratulate his colleagues for taking food out of the mouth of poor kids all he wants. It won’t do any good. For one thing it doesn’t rob enough money from the elderly on a fixed income:
On Monday, Heritage Action, the lobbying arm of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, said it expected to oppose the deal brokered by Mr. Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D., Wash.) because it would include no major cuts in spending for entitlement programs like Medicare.
Besides, the extreme right has been force-fed a couple of less than accurate items to the point they have become untethered from reality for a few years now, and lately they’ve been vomiting the chum back up at inopportune times.
This is one of those times. They’ll be against a budget deal no matter how ridiculously conservative it is. Boehner’s best play here is to ignore them and wait for the inevitable distraction offered up by the usual race baiters — maybe the dastardly Obama will shake hands with the commie Pope next week and that will serve to divert and focus the inconvenient poutrage.
One Big Lie being that the Big Bad Evil Government campaign is really about curtailing spending; it’s not and never has been. It’s just a platform for conservatives to carry out mock ritual sacrifices of democratic programs helping the middle-class and poor whenever non conservatives are in power. If successful there’s the great, added bonus of lowering the deficit and thus greasing the way for more tax cuts and government subsidies for the rich when conservatives are back in power. Iterate and ratchet as needed. Who’s gonna remember, much less report, on shit conservatives said to justify taking from the rest and giving to the rich 0.1% all of three years ago?
And then there’s this surreal sinister character of a crazed black man, mad with power, coming soon to a concentration camp or death panel near you, ginned up by the worst rat fucking elements in the Grand Old Partie. It’s way beyond anything reason and common sense can touch at this point. It’s visceral, tribal, hatred.
Thanks to a few greedy people with billions of dollars trying to scam every last buck regular people have still somehow held onto, we now have a permanent Cold Civil War in the US. Maybe with a little hard work we can turn that into a shooting deal, brother shotting brother, sisters cracking sisters heads’ open, split almost exactly along the same geographic and prejudicial lines of the real Civil War a hundred and fifty years ago.
Yeah, stay classy fellas.