Boehner resigns, Cruz explodes in lies, shutdown averted — maybe?

The always charming Ted Cruz reacts to the news that John Boehner will be resigning from Congress next month:

If it is correct that the speaker, before he resigns, has cut a deal with Nancy Pelosi to fund the Obama administration for the rest of its tenure, to fund Obamacare, to fund executive amnesty, to fund Planned Parenthood, to fund implementation of this Iran deal — and then, presumably, to land in a cushy K Street job after joining with the Democrats to implement all of President Obama’s priorities, that is not the behavior one would expect of a Republican speaker of the House.

Unsurprisingly, this isn’t true:

Following Boehner’s announcement, House Republicans said there was agreement to pass a clean spending bill to keep the government open. Several members of the Freedom Caucus, the conservative group which led the revolt against Boehner’s leadership, said they will now support the spending bill without demands that it include language to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.

So no deal with the evil Nancy Pelosi was necessary. Imagine that. I guess we’ll have to wait and see about the cushy K Street job, though.

I’m starting to agree with the “worse – the better” crowd. Waiting for the birdbrains in the Righter-than-Right crowd in Congress to shut the government down, again, is becoming sort of satisfying. And I don’t trust the tale of members of the so-called Freedom Caucus now supporting a clean spending bill. Their careers include as many lies as myths.

They still may force a shutdown by the time debt limit extension rolls around in December. Ain’t anyone in America going to forget that kind of holiday season present from the Republican Party.

One thought on “Boehner resigns, Cruz explodes in lies, shutdown averted — maybe?

  1. 3 Card Monte says:

    “Don’t cry for John Boehner. He’s leaving Congress with a war chest of cash” (Fortune 9/25/15) http://fortune.com/2015/09/25/boehner-retire-money/ According to the Federal Election Commission, his campaign committee—the fund set up to bankroll his bid for a 13th term as Representative of Ohio’s 8th district—had cash on hand of $3,787,340 as of June 30, the date of the last filing. See also “How John Boehner’s pro-business agenda got derailed” (9/26) in the sidebar under ‘Popular’

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