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Reid: I have the votes to defeat Boehner
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So as Washington went to bed with no solution, the Boehner Plan dangled on the precipice.

But wait! Harry Reid had a solution!

Here’s Audrey Hudson over at Human Events with the latest from Senator Reid:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid kept his caucus on standby, declaring that within minutes of House passage, he intended to bring up Boehner’s Budget Control Act of 2011 and defeat the measure.

The GOP is supposed to pass a bill that stands zero chance of passage in the Senate? But they did this — it was called Cut, Cap and Balance. And we were told the GOP should stop wasting valuable time passing legislation that wasn’t going to pass the Senate.

But now, of a sudden, we are supposed to emerge from Hobbittville and pass the Boehner Plan — which the Senate Majority Leader says is dead on arrival. And he has quite public commitments from 53 Senators to back him up– all Democratic Senators. That’s before we hit Rand Paul and the GOP crew of DeMint, Rubio, Johnson and Lee and, says Paul, as many as 10-14 others.

Please explain why the GOP will be at fault for wasting time passing the “unrealistic” Cut, Cap and Balance — but not the Boehner Plan — if neither will pass.

Jeffrey Lord
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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at jlpa1@aol.com. His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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