GOP House Speaker John Boehner is going to bring a “clean” debt ceiling bill up for a vote tonight. He’s counting on almost all Dem support to pass it, with maybe 16-20 Republicans.
Meanwhile, Heritage Action and Club for Growth are telling members to vote no and promising to “score” the vote, which means it will count against them in their final grade if they vote yes. The Senate Conservatives Fund (an outside Tea Party group, not an official Senate group) is calling for Boehner to be replaced as Speaker. I guess they’d rather have the world financial system collapse. It does feel as if we now have three major parties — Democrats, Republicans, and Anarchists.
Nancy Pelosi told House Dems “don’t gloat.” With the complete impasse on minimum wage, unemployment benefits, tweaking Obamacare, equal pay for women, job equality for gays, immigration, etc., there’s really nothing to gloat over.