Dana Milbank NAILS IT:


As House Republican backbenchers hurtle toward a government shutdown and a default on the national debt, their leaders remain in charge in title only.


Perhaps some changes in job descriptions are in order.


Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) will now be Spokesman Boehner, for he serves only as a mouthpiece for the desires of House conservatives.


Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) will henceforth be Majority Follower Cantor.


Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) will become simply Whipped McCarthy, presiding over a staff of whipped deputies.


These three members of the GOP followership surrendered without much of a ...

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Dana Milbank NAILS IT:

As House Republican backbenchers hurtle toward a government shutdown and a default on the national debt, their leaders remain in charge in title only.

Perhaps some changes in job descriptions are in order.

Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) will now be Spokesman Boehner, for he serves only as a mouthpiece for the desires of House conservatives.

Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) will henceforth be Majority Follower Cantor.

Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) will become simply Whipped McCarthy, presiding over a staff of whipped deputies.

These three members of the GOP followership surrendered without much of a ...

Read more