So, we have talked about Boehner's on-going battle with the extreme members of GOP Caucus... The "THIRTY," as the media is dubbing them...
NPR did a nice little spot on them this morning on Morning Edition... and David Hawkings from CQ Roll Call's "Hawkings Here" Blog highlighted this last night as the fight over pulling a clean CR vote will move forward... or if Ted Cruz et. al. will get any traction with piece-meal funding department by department, that was deftly defeated yesterday.
As I read through this, I recall the New Yorker article published back in August of 2010 by Jane Mayer, charging that the Tea Party is not grass roots, as least not as much as the TP says... and wonder if the TP is aware of latest poll results expressing dismay with the Shut Down... unless you are from the TP.
At the end of the day, this sooo reminds me of about a ba-zillion scenes from my new favorite political thriller, House of Cards (Netflix). I feel like Francis is running amuck all over the hill, and I would pay a decent chunk of change just to be a fly on the wall in the Speaker's offices.Especially when Eric Cantor sent out this lovely little memo about legislative strategy on the GOP side of the Hill.
Never a dull day, here folks.
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