Republican John Boehner has been critical of the TEA party retrograde obstructionists in the last few days. Media talking heads are suggesting he realized that the special interest groups of the rightwing by driving more moderate Republicans into the government shutdown and a few years of obstructionism aimed at Obama were in fact making the whole Republican Party irrevelevant.
I know I have hammered on that for at least a few months and perhaps a few years. Boehner's timid step toward rationality by supporting the "compromise" budget is an indication I may have over-estimated his ignorant bullheadedness.
The compromise is of course only needed because of the GOP irrelevancy for the last few years. They have tossed a monkey wrench into the machinery of government in hopes of keeping Obama from getting a second term and now in hopes of making his "Obamacare" irrelevant. In the process of their inane partisan machinations, they have given Congress a nasty reputation and made the GOP irrelevant.
Maybe a dose of reality for Boehner can restore the reputation of the world's greatest deliberative bodies. Politics can be an honorable business if narrow partisanship does not blind participants, supporters, and all voters.
*** Stay tuned, the Sabbath Gasbags may have a new twist on old news-- Doug Wiken