Could one of you clever people help me out?
I have an instinctive dislike of the "Haestert Rule", aka "the majority of the majority" concept, the idea that Boehner is only going to move bills that the majority of his party supports.
The reason for my dislike is that Boehner is Speaker of the House, not the Majority Leader. He is a Constitutional officer who has a duty to do the people's business, not focus solely on this party's interests and PR problems.
Here's what I need help with: a lot of Republicans say that Harry Reid is also trampling the constitution because the Senate has not passed a budget.
Is there anything to that? If you have the time, I'm hoping for a substantive response, not just "well, Republicans suck more".