Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Why Boehner doesn’t just ditch the hard right

Ezra Klein and Robert Costa explain Why Boehner doesn’t just ditch the hard right.

"RC: What we're seeing is the collapse of institutional Republican power. It’s not so much about Boehner. It’s things like the end of earmarks. They move away from Tom DeLay and they think they're improving the House, but now they have nothing to offer their members. The outside groups don't always move votes directly but they create an atmosphere of fear among the members. And so many of these members now live in the conservative world of talk radio and tea party conventions and Fox News invitations. And so the conservative strategy of the moment, no matter how unrealistic it might be, catches fire. The members begin to believe they can achieve things in divided government that most objective observers would believe is impossible. Leaders are dealing with these expectations that wouldn't exist in a normal environment."

The Center for American Progress points out, The Senate Continuing Resolution Is Already a Compromise.


Update: Here's some discussion of this chart, ‘We’ve already essentially adopted that Ryan budget’

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