Everybody knows by now that the House of Representatives finally got aboard the Commonsense Cannonball and agreed to the bipartisan payroll tax cut compromise that was overwhelmingly passed by the Senate.
Since I had blogged about the controversy earlier I felt I should say a word or two about its ending.
John Boehner and his Tea Party Republicans need to seriously consider dumping the elephant as their political symbol (although it does occur to me that that animal is not totally inappropriate inasmuch as it is capable of holding an enormous amount of Sh*t, the same as Republicans are capable of doing) and maybe wresting the jackass away from the Democrats. That stubborn donkey fits them better than the Democrats. The Democrats should not resist that but take up the humble jellyfish as their new symbol, fittingly for their general spinelessness.
Some are speculating the John Boehner has lost control of his caucus. Everyone overreaches sometimes, and Boehner's boner on this matter is another proof of that. (Can someone tell me how you get Bay-ner out of Boeh-ner?) Even the GOP-cozy Wall Street Journal criticized this rebellion against the compromise.
In a show of true statesmanship Boehner finally did the only thing he could do under the circumstances (short, of course, of graciously falling on his sword). Crisis averted momentarily with more theatrics to follow early next year. Not much to look forward to, is it?