The GOP leadership needs to get on the same page. This morning, Speaker Boehner was indignant about outside conservative groups opposing his budget plan:
House Speaker John A. Boehner delivered an uncharacteristically forceful response to conservative groups lining up against the budget compromise announced Tuesday, accusing them of “using” people to advance their own goals rather than the GOP’s.
Speaking with reporters at the Capitol on Wednesday, the Ohio Republican mocked the powerful conservative forces that he said were staking out opposition to the deal even before its full details were public.
“They’re using our members and they’re using the American people for their own goals,” Boehner charged. “This is ridiculous.
“If you’re for more deficit reduction, you’re for this agreement,” he added.
Then, this afternoon, we got this:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will vote against the deal brokered by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, a knowledgeable source close to the Kentucky Republican told The Daily Caller on Wednesday.
While the budget proposal is expected to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate, McConnell joins a growing list of Republican senators — including Marco Rubio of Florida, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Rand Paul of Kentucky — who oppose the deal.
Assuming that Tucker Carlson’s horrible rag has their information right, it seems that the leader of the Senate GOP is being used by outside groups, is being ridiculous, and doesn’t care about deficit reduction. At least, that’s the logical conclusion of Boehner’s thinking on the subject.
The Democrats in the House should vote down this piece of crap agreement and let Boehner and McConnell shut down the government again if they won’t accede to more spending and an extension of unemployment insurance.