It is perhaps a karmic sign or celestial "told you so" or merely a hellish reality that the Number One reason Speaker Boehner is headed for reelection next week is that House Republicans have screwed themselves nearly as much as they've screwed America. Said one, "There’s no 'better plan' to get the House GOP out of this mess, i.e., 'If I were speaker, I would do "X" as an alternative.'"
I've yet to watch President Obama's appearance on "Meet the Press," but according to a just-in news alert he reissued on the program his understatement that Republicans "have had trouble saying yes"--a manifestation of borderline personality disorder for whose intervention the president knows that he, too, should thank either heaven or hell. Because in fiscal-cliff negotiations he moved on revenue, moved on spending, moved on stimulus, moved on a debt-ceiling prohibition and moved on entitlements. If Republicans had simply had the good sense to exploit these gratuitous appeasements, the president would have had nothing but hell to pay with his base.
History will marvel for centuries that Republicans could have ever been so inexpressibly stupid, and Obama, so lucky.