Speaker John Boehner is clearly feeling defensive about the lack of accomplishments by the Do-Nothing Republicans – we’re shocked he was able to keep a straight face when he tried to blame Democrats for Republicans’ failure to compromise. From the Hill:
“’Chairman [Paul] Ryan and Chairman [Frank] Lucas have made serious, good-faith efforts to Senate Democrats,’ he said. ‘When will they learn to say ‘yes’ to common ground? When will they start listening to the American people?’”
Perhaps Speaker Boehner should ask his own conference about saying ‘yes’ to common ground: from what we recall, 144 Republicans voted to keep the government shut down after Democrats agreed to the level of funding they asked for in the first place. And, of course, it was Republicans who have walked away from fiscal deal after fiscal deal.