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This is interesting. Just as Paul Ryan was burning down his career by voting Aye on yesterday’s fiscal cliff bill, Eric Cantor appeared to be making a run on John Boehner’s speakership. Maybe not, but that’s sure the way it looks.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: It’s possible that this is a prelude to a challenge, Thursday, to Boehner’s leadership by Eric Cantor. I think it would be quite naked to do it at this late hour as a result of a split over the vote.
Look, there are a lot of conservatives in the Republican caucus in the House who hate the bill, and for good reason. This is a complete surrender on everything. The ratio of tax hikes to spending cuts is 40:1 rather than 1:1, or 1:2 or 1:3. So, it was a complete rout by the Democrats. So it’s understandable.
This is stereotypical twenty-first century GOP, don’t you think? Just when they should be giving us Sonny Corleone, they go for Fredo. I mean, after getting their brains kicked out in the FC negotiations you would think they’d be looking for a junkyard dog to turn loose at the speaker’s podium. Instead we get Eric Cantor? Okaaaay.
Meantime, Barry hits us for more chump change and refuels the jet for Ho`olaule`a in Maui. Nearly doubling the taxpayer hit on his Hawaiian vacation. That’s a $7 million Christmas. Ho’omaika’i and all that crap, Mr. President. Say Hi! to Mooch and the kids.
Oops! Almost forgot. Boehner, it is reported, told Harry Reid, “Go f*** yourself” twice yesterday… and then went out and f***ed himself.