Fire Boehner?

This is the hashtag which has caught suspiciously quick and omnipresent fire on Twitter this evening: #FireBoehner. Fire Boehner? Fine by me...if it can actually be accomplished. Only, it can't. And it's the (likely, though unprovable) source of this hashtag that is making me stabby this evening. Let's remember: the teabaggers have attempted to "fire Boehner" repeatedly. In fact, it's a recurring...

Boehner and GOP Cave on the Debt Ceiling

An hour or so ago, AP News push alerts informed me of the inevitable GOP cave on the debt ceiling increase, bringing a “clean” bill to the floor for a vote, reversing Mitch McConnell’s recent threats. As expected. A Republican cave is what happened last time there was a debt limit fight, but sadly, not what happened the first time Republicans threw their hissy fit over the debt...

Let's Play A Game Of 'Brinkmanship'

**see update at end of post** Unfortunately, our President isn’t actually all that good at that particular game. But he - and the current congress - are going to get another chance to play it again, very soon. In fact, it’s already starting. I speak, of course, of the mostly-confected crisis over the debt ceiling. Let me be clear up front: I believe that the liberal pundits who’ve argued...