At the same Rotary Club event where he mocked conservatives for being too wimpy to pass immigration reform, House Speaker John Boehner had other revealing things to say. To wit:[To] repeal Obamacare … isn’t the answer. The answer is repeal and replace. The challenge is that Obamacare is the law of the land. It is there and it has driven all types of changes in our health care delivery system. You can’t recreate an insurance market overnight.
Unless a popular figure with real stature eventually steps up, the coup threat suffers from an "and then what?!" problem.
Republicans have an endless list of excuses for not extending unemployment insurance.
Republicans make a bid to kick out Dreamers.
Now That Boehner Has Backed Down, Let's Fix The Debt Ceiling For Good
February 11, 2014
Debt brinkmanship has no place in democratic politics. This simple and reasonable legislation would end it.
House Republicans May Unite Around a Debt Ceiling Ransom But They Are Still Screwed
February 05, 2014
As Congress gears up for another showdown over raising the debt ceiling, we are left, as a society, with two choices. The first is to lift the debt ceiling and prevent a worldwide economic catastrophe.
Meet the GOP's Supermom
January 27, 2014
Why the GOP chose Cathy McMorris Rodgers to give the State of the Union response.
The media treat it as a political ploy. It has a serious intellectual case, too.
Boehner Inadvertently Exposes Sloppy Media Coverage of Obamacare Costs
November 26, 2013
House Speaker John Boehner loves to tell stories about people getting a raw deal from Obamacare. This week, he decided to tell one about himself.
It Sure Sounds Like John Boehner Just Said He Opposes All Anti-Discrimination Laws
November 05, 2013
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will likely pass the Senate after it won a procedural vote Monday. The bill would “ban sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination in most workplaces,” as BuzzFeed’s Chris Geidner puts it.