Marc McCole wants to

Have Boehner disband the Hastert rule

the Hastert rule is all well and good in a world where the GOP's fringe isn't bent on derailing the country

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Marc McCole
Marc McCole Campaign leader

mind. blown. #hastert #debtceiling #boehner

House Republicans Issue Ransom Demand: Implement Romney Plan or the Economy Gets It

Daily Intelligencer
House Republicans have planned for weeks now to try to avert a government shutdown by promising their members an epic fight over the debt ceiling. Yesterday they began circulating their initial ransom list of demands that President Obama and Senate Democrats must meet or else watch the world economy melt down. It is, uh, rather extensive, and…Read More
Marc McCole
Marc McCole Campaign leader

enough votes to pass the CR, but the #hastert rule will lead us into a #shutdown

Ted Cruz Now Ruining John Boehner’s Life, Too

Daily Intelligencer
The Republican Party right now most closely resembles a Weatherman gathering from about 1969, with various factions debating the feasibility of immediate communist revolution versus building a working-class movement as a prelude to smashing the state. As such, distinguishing the various gradients of ideological fanaticism has become an…Read More

"Even the aide who coined the Hastert rule says that it isn't working..."

Even the Aide Who Coined the Hastert Rule Says the Hastert Rule Isn't Working

The Atlantic
John Boehner is hamstrung by a stricture that a majority of the majority must back any bill. Would he be a stronger speaker if he collaborated with Democrats more, not less? Getty Images House Speaker John Boehner has a tough job -- so tough that Democrats have taken to pitying him. "I feel sorry for the speaker," Harry Reid, the Senate…Read More
Marc McCole
Marc McCole Campaign leader

the one in which the wall street journal utters the sentence, "Mr. Obama could spend his final two years going out in a blaze of liberal…Read More

If House Republicans can't leverage the power of 218, they have no leverage at all.

Perhaps the only war strategizing more inept than President Obama's on Syria are GOP plans for the budget hostilities this autumn. Republicans are fracturing over tactics, and even over the nature of political reality, which may let Mr. Obama outwit them like a domestic Vladimir Putin. In our view the GOP would be less confused if more House…Read More
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