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John Boehner: “We got 98% of what we wanted.”

Really, Mr. Speaker? Are you aware that that moronic comment will be used against every Republican candidate in 2012?

Perhaps it’s time for Mr. Boehner to step aside. If he’s dumb enough to make that comment, he’s not the right guy to be negotiating with Democrats.

I just spoke with a House GOP lawmaker who told me he intends to vote “no” on the compromise. This lawmaker was present on the GOP conference call and quoted Speaker Boehner as saying both “We got 98 percent of what we wanted” and that “The minority leader’s on board,” which prompted this lawmaker to ask: “Really? Nancy’s cool with only 2 percent? She’s that stupid?”

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