Boehner still doesn’t have the votes. They used up all the debating time. Nancy Pelosi closed the argument for the Dems with a lengthy speech. The Republicans had one minute remaining for Boehner (the Speaker and Minority Leader typically ignore time limitations on debate), but rather than have him speak, the presiding officer simply postponed the vote. Then, get this, they moved on to debating the naming of a post office in Illinois. Is that hilarious, or what?
So, Boehner has to postpone his evening cocktail hour and figure out what to do. Does he keep trying to twist arms? Does he resign?
After all, he already told his caucus that he couldn’t be their Speaker if they didn’t support him on this bill. Is his career over?
At what point does he cry?