As I wrap up what turned out to be 7 hours of radio and 3 of television, let me leave you with an interesting observation from a very wise conservative sage:
John Boehner's flailing performance may actually have a silver lining to conservatives' advantage. When his plan and the end game blow up in the House Republicans' face as it surely will, a lot of the new conservatives who decided to get on the team, get their asses in line, and side with the Speaker will be permanently against him and for conservatism.Let's not forget that one young congressmen stood up for the team and loyalty and voted for No Child Left Behind to help his President. Then when he realized he'd been betrayed and NCLB stank as bad as conservatives had said it would, Jim DeMint left his old ways and became the champion of the right.Boehner should have remembered his history. Or at least Barry Jackson should have. It's part of his legacy.
Barry Jackson, for those who don't know, is John Boehner's Chief of Staff and was a key player in getting No Child Left Behind passed.