House Speaker John Boehner is very confident in the job his caucus has done, saying they've made a real difference in jobs and the economy and making the nation a great, friendly place for Republicans. But considering how much work they ditched in order to go off on a five-week break from legislating lady parts, Boehner's judgement on that score has to be questioned.
The most serious and immediate in Boehner's remarkable failure has been in getting his caucus behind a farm bill. Like the transportation bill debacle before it, the farm bill fuck up is remarkable and historic. For the first time in modern history, the House hasn't been able to pass a farm bill because the crazies in the caucus are fighting it. The Senate has even managed to pass a farm bill, making Boehner's failure even more remarkable. So in a last-minute rush to try to cover up that failure, Boehner got a stop-gap small bill pushed through to help one segment of agriculture producers, dropped it on the Senate, and then promptly recessed. The Senate, not being interested in bailing Boehner out on this one, rejected this as way too little and too late.
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