Obama and Boehner Would Reach a Deal in 24 Hours With No Tea Party

Meet The PressAccording to Michael Steele, former head of the Republican National Committee, on Monday’s Morning Joe. Mike Barnacle directly asks him, “Michael, if you took Grover [Norquist] out of the equation here, and you lowered the flame on the Tea Party Republicans in the House, how long do you think it would take John Boehner and President Obama to work out a deal?” Without a moment’s hesitation his answer was, “Twenty four hours.”

Everyone knows who the obstructionists are. Its the Tea Party and Grover Norquist crowd. They would pass up on (as they did in 2011’s debt ceiling fight) genuine conservative reforms to maintain purity. Everyone knows it, it’s no secret.

I cannot post the video here, but here is the link to the fascinating conversation at Morning Joe. Steele’s comments come around 11:40.



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3 Responses to Obama and Boehner Would Reach a Deal in 24 Hours With No Tea Party

  1. Pingback: John Boehner, The Most Underrated Person In Washington? | Reason and Politics

  2. I agree that a deal would have a greater chance of getting done, but I don’t think it’s fair to only blame conservatives. Even if some are lunny. Obama also has to appease Senate Dems (who voted against his jobs Bill) and Nancy Pelosi.

    • That’s a good point. I’m sort of fixated on Republicans. They’re just fascinating. I do try to separate the Tea Party crowd from normal conservatives, though. The more I learn about classical Burkean conservatism the more I agree with it and more disappointed that the Tea Party came to power.

      I probably should focus a bit more on the Dems, but the GOP is just really interesting to me.

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