I keep coming back to if this so-called fiscal cliff was a poker game… I don’t think that strangely orange-hued Speaker of the House John Boehner even has a pair, if you know what I mean and I think you do.
So without having any leverage following the election, and clearly not having the support of his caucus, Weepy keeps telling the media that the President needs to tell Wingnutta what entitlement cuts he is willing to make. What I don’t understand is why Obama would propose cuts that the GOP wants, and I don’t understand why Weepy won’t propose what his caucus is demanding. But I have a theory
Here’s the thing: if Obama just lets the stupid sequester thing happens, he gets most of what he wants automatically with all taxes returning to the pre-Chimpy rates, and anything else will almost surely be restored legislatively immediately, like cuts to defense spending, whether he signs it or not, it will be proposed. So why should Obama propose any changes to entitlements at all?
My guess, alluded to above, is that Boehner has nothing. His caucus of imbeciles and god-bothering fetus-fondlers clearly is playing purity games. It’s not that they have no opinion about what to cut, it is that they think entitlement programs shouldn’t exist at all. So whenever Boehner comes back to them with a deal, they won’t take it. They still don’t believe that they lost the elections.
Boehner’s got nothing. Obama should sit tight.
(Hat tip: The Plum Line)