Democrats want delay that TEA Party extremists previously offered them
Only, I guess they wanted to shut down the government first, hassle some vets, close some parks, then let timid GOP establishment types run from the fight, disavow those “wacko birds” in their ranks who led it, and position themselves politically not as the Party that saved some Americans — at least temporarily — from the debacle that ObamaCare has already shown itself to be. This, we were told, was what the “grownups” in the room brought to the table: a willingness not to stand on principle.
Or, if you prefer, look at it this way: by backstabbing Cruz and Lee in the Senate and conservatives in the House, and by cutting a deal (that I’m sure Boehner was thankful for) that helped circumvent the TEA Party caucus, our GOP establishment has given Schumer and the Dems the opportunity to transfer the power of the purse over to the Executive (the “McConnell Rule”!) while simultaneously missing out on an opportunity to stand up for the American people and force Obama to relent, or continue his refusal to relent, in the face of a technological and social nightmare that would have highlighted his and Harry Reid’s desire to harm the citizenry rather than negotiate with Congress over what is obviously an egregious health insurance mess.
Well played, smart set! Very Madisonian!
Let’s face it: so long as McConnell, McCain, Cornyn, Boehner, Cantor, Alexander, McCarthy, et al remain the GOP leadership, then GOP leadership will remain an oxymoron.
With an emphasis on the last two syllables.