Steve Benen: What a terrific quote from House Speaker John Boehner:
“Boehner – now liberated from the need to be sit politely across from Obama in the Cabinet Room – is framing the debt battle in the starkest anti-Obama terms to rally his troops. “Here’s the challenge,” he told his rank-and-file on a Sunday afternoon conference call, “To stop [Obama], we need a vehicle that can pass in both houses.”
I’ve read it a few times, and I can’t stop marveling at it.
As the House Speaker sees it, the principal goal here isn’t just to prevent a crisis of his caucus’ own making; it’s also to “stop” the president. Stop the president from doing what? It’s not entirely clear, but it probably has something to do with claiming any kind of political victory……