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View Diary: Why does Boehner want to kick the can? (88 comments)

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  •  He has more than one axe over his head (1+ / 0-)
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    right now.  

    If he compromises and solves this non-crisis that he and his pals created, he will not be able to convince the house teabagger members to go along with it.  He will lose his gavel to Canter.

    If he doesn't, and the Bush tax breaks expire, he loses corporate backing, without which he cannot survive politically.

    Kicking the can down the road seems like the best solution for him.

    The religious fanatics didn't buy the republican party because it was virtuous, they bought it because it was for sale

    by nupstateny on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 06:11:03 AM PST

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