Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Sunday that no Senate Republicans would vote to advance a government spending/debt-limit increase bill that replaces the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration, which Senate Democrats are reportedly considering.
Graham suggested that such a deal would damage House Speaker John Boehner’s position by putting pressure on him to pass a bill with significant Democratic votes.
“Here’s what I’m worried about a deal coming out of the Senate, that a majority of Republicans can’t vote for in the House, that really does compromise Speaker Boehner’s leadership,” Graham said. “And after all this mess is over, do we really want to compromise John Boehner as leader of the House? I don’t think so.”
That’s what he’s worried about. John Boehner’s position. I can see why! Boehner’s leadership has been so outstanding since 2010!
All Americans should rally ’round a single House member. The fate of the tens of millions of people who are not John Boehner hinges on whether he keeps his job. Who among us isn’t willing to sacrifice for John Boehner and the Republican Party?
The Hastert Rule? Of primary and fundamental importance to most Americans, don’t you think?
Let’s just call this what it is. Conservatives fucked up, big time, and they’re now demanding that all of us take a hit to protect their sorry, pampered asses.