Boehner Disagrees With NRCC Chair’s Criticism Of Obama Budget
Think about what's going on here.
It was apparently incredibly simple to get the GOP on board with protecting SS. We now have some of them screeching to protect SS.
On the other hand, we have Boner saying "Whoa, slow down there buddy!"
Does this seem like a party that can reconcile these two forces? This is a party already strained and fissuring on a myriad of fronts; equality, immigration, guns and demographics. And now this.
I fail to see how getting your opponents to loudly and vocally support one of your key positions is a bad thing.
I fail to see how using this wedge to put pressure on already existing fractures is a bad thing.
Obama is not running for anything. He can take the heat.
Can the GOP take the heat? You have a party than ran on attacking SS, privatizing it, claiming it's insolvent, it's unnaffordable and running out of money and it's necessary to cut it and reform it. They've been doing this for years and years.
Do you think they are capable of stopping on a dime and switching their platform without fallout? Do you think they are competent enough to pull off such a maneuver? Of keeping their coalitions together?
Do you not see a myriad of ways that LOCAL dems running for Congress might capitalize on their sudden change of heart about SS?
"Oh! You agree we should protect SS from cuts! So do I! Glad you've finally come around. Let's do that!"