Thursday, July 28, 2011

Vote of No Confidence

Or, should I say, No vote (on the debt ceiling) at all shows no confidence in House Speaker Boehner's leadership.

Decades after learning, theoretically, about how a vote of no confidence works to bring down the Prime Minister in a parliamentary system of government, I finally get it.

I guess it helps to have a front row seat, watching the process in slow motion, rather than just reading about it in a news story.

Of course, Boehner hasn't lost his position as Speaker, nor have fragments of his party joined with Democrats to elect a new Speaker, but his powerful voice seems muted this evening. He let an assistant announce, implicitly, that he can't get enough votes for his budget plan for him to dare bringing it to a vote.

This is a REAL mess now.

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