The density between the ears of these ingrates is immeasurable.
[A]fter 85 House Republicans joined Boehner in raising taxes without spending reductions during the end game of Monday night’s fiscal-cliff negotiations, Tea Party leaders and conservative activists from around the country are dusting off their tri-corner hats and "Don’t Tread On Me" signs, and now say that their members are as energized as they have ever been since the first Tax Day protests in 2009. And the Republican Party, they add, had better beware.
The mad tri-corner hatters should being genuflecting at the altar of the Boehnerariat, whose partisan members played their roles dutifully and brilliantly.
The speaker's "capitulation" was a farce: the speaker knew it, his lieutenants knew it, even the dozens of tea-partying congressmen who voted against the bill knew it. That's the only reason the vote was allowed to take place. Far from crippling the government-drowners, the farce empowered the right. It applied a Democratic-enabled veneer of reasonableness to Boehner's speakership, which will boomerang on said Dems, just as Virginia's Rep. Jim Moran prophetically warned on the House floor: "We will look back on this night and regret it."
Yet tea partiers out in the boonies and bayous can't see it; which, however, should hardly be surprising.