The Denouement Of Pickett’s Charge

The Hill:

“The House passed a clean debt-ceiling hike of undetermined size on Tuesday…The bill was approved in a 221-201 vote, largely on the backs of Democrats. Only 28 Republicans voted for it, while 199 voted against.”

Faced with a president who refused to negotiate, a hostile press that would blame the GOP for the inevitable shutdown, even though engineered by Obama, there was probably little choice for Boehner—he didn’t have 218 votes for anything else he presented.

I’m sure some will disagree, but I believe this was the best move—to retreat for now and wait until after the elections when it is possible for the GOP to control the entire legislature, then make a move and double-dog dare Obama to veto it.

Only two Democrats voted against this—and Bustos wasn’t one of them. In the past, Schilling has said he plans to distance himself from the GOP leadership which was blamed for the shutdown last year, so my question is what would Bobby have done? Voted with the leadership that was for the clean bill or joined the majority of Repubicans against it?


Author: qcexaminer

None of your damned business.

One thought on “The Denouement Of Pickett’s Charge”

  1. Bobby Schilling finally roused himself from his stupor to write an op-ed in Breitbart which didn’t plow much new ground, just allowed him to get some jabs in at the GOP House Leadership and how they let the country down. Which is true enough and at least Schilling is finally making an effort to engage in the national conversation, which he wasn’t before.

    More to the point and pointedly, my US Senator had some sharp words about this debacle:

    “Let’s be clear about the motive behind this vote—there are too many members of Congress who think they can fool people and they will forget about it next week. But sometimes, come November, the people will remember.”

    I love that guy!

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