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Night of the living Boehner bill? // Update – No Vote Tonight

Night of the living Boehner bill? // Update – No Vote Tonight

Supposedly the bill will come to a vote tonight in the House, and Harry Reid plans to kill it soon after.

Why doesn’t the House just wait until the morning to move it over to the Senate (help here, can the House sit on it overnight once it passes?) so that all the morning headlines are that the bill passed?

Consider this an open thread with updates when and it anything happens. Keep us all informed in the comments too.

Update 10:25 p.m. :  It’s being widely reported that there will be no House vote tonight.


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june beamer | July 28, 2011 at 8:25 pm

What a COS
may a pox be on all their houses!

bob aka either orr | July 28, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Prof, if they’re gonna pass it (which I wish would not happen), they should do it in the morning. No vote tonight would be my strategery… let everybody stew a little bit more.

Boehner won’t bring this to a vote unless he knows he will win. Therefore, he will do whatever he thinks necessary to win. If that means keeping the pressure on the actual conservatives and holding them hostage all night he’ll do that. If it means adjourning for the night and beating up on them in private he’ll do that.

If Boehner spent as much energy beating up McConnell as he does with Jordan and the RSC he might have gotten CC&B passed.

Instead, he comes up with yet another meaningless “spending cut” and starts beating up on conservatives.

That should be a real clue that this is all smoke and mirrors and theater…

CC&B did pass the House. Reid won’t let it come to the Senate floor – that isn’t boehner’s fault.

Juba Doobai! | July 28, 2011 at 10:21 pm

All Boehner had to do after the House passed CCB was sit down and rest … and demand Obama and the Democrats show their cards.

Instead he sat down to play poker with two other people who refuse to have cards. He’s always showing his. They have nothing to show. It doesn’t matter what he shows, they will always say their hand is better than his or they will point out weaknesses in his hand.

Had Boehner sat down after CCB, he would have thrown the onus on Obama and Reid. Boehner has 70% approval for CCB, and he NEVER leveraged that to move Obama and Reid. Instead he scurried around like a chicken without a head coming up with one plan after another.

Silly. Pointless. Vain. Weak.

If there is no vote tonight, that is a Tea Party victory. Don’t sign off on anything but CC&B. Boehner and his RINO pals got themselves in any box they are in so let them figure out how to get out of it and resubmitting CC&B.

To quote the always reliable Will Rogers:

“If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?””

If Boehner had pushed McConnell to pass CC&B half as hard as he has attacked the RSC this might have turned out differently.

The battle should be in the Senate over CC&B and not against conservatives in the House…

Get Boehner’s bill passed and tell Reid and Obama if it doesn’t get past the Senate then they own the disaster and will be judged on their collective failure to do their jobs. The GOP has defined what its plan would be and now Obama, Reid, and the Socialists need to define what their budget goals would be. No more verbal jousting from them, they need to lay it out what their plans are.

One DEBT to Rule Them All!!!Hold them back! Do not give in to fear! Stand to your posts! FIGHT!

Juba Doobai! | July 29, 2011 at 12:20 am

Sarah Palin’s FB post to the freshmen contained a “P.S.: Everyone I know still believes in contested primaries.”

To what extent was Palin instrumental in the delay of the vote tonight? Discuss.

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