Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Boehner: Tough on Conservatives, Putty to the Prez

John Boehner’s no national dictator, we now know, set to ruin the economy by forcing it off the fiscal cliff…No, Boehner’s got other ways to screw up the economy, ones that have the happy effect (for him) of keeping the government vortex flowing and sucking in all the money it can. 

The modest, emotional, cigarette-smoking Speaker of the House, you see, uses force only against conservatives who wish to stop the vortex, not against his ideological “opponent” over at the White House who argues for an even louder sucking sound in our economy.    

Outmaneuvered, outsmarted and outrageous, the new, old, white face of the GOP, Mr. Speaker Boehner, isn’t negotiating with Barack Obama on the myth called the fiscal cliff.

Rather, he’s capitulating…

Read more of John Ransom's column here.