Well, listen, I think this has been the most misreported story of my two years’ tenure. We don’t have a tea party caucus to speak of in the House.”
– Speaker John Boehner, ABC news, November 8, 2012
You know why this is happening. Boehner realizes he has to say and do the “C” thing: compromise.
Back in 2010 he comically refused to say the word on 60 Minutes. He probably still refuses to say the C word but it’s appearing in headlines next to his name on CNN’s site: Boehner says GOP willing to compromise on fiscal cliff.
[An aside - - who are the spinmeisters who decided that everybody had to call this a "fiscal cliff"?]
Oh my. How will he tame the right wing monster in the House that he helped create!
The Tea Party Patriots took great umbrage imediately at Boehner’s rearks and are informing their netizens that “John Boehner Just Denied You Exist”.
The FOX infotainment channel is giving Boehner the stink eye but is still giving him an “out” with “What did he mean by what he said?”. I think you should try to give this a watch if you enjoyed the meltdown of the election evening. This female pundit [Laura Ingraham I think] starts out saying that a reporter had enough nerve (!) to call her and ask if Mitt Romney lost because of talk radio and the Tea Party!
Self-identified Tea Partier Senator Mike Lee of Utah joins the broadcast to publicly announce he’s not changing:
“We do need to double-down on our message”.
You do that, Senator Lee. Double-down and don’t go changin’. Reminds me of a certain song: