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Boehner: Bailout is a “Crap Sandwich”

September 29, 2008

Patrick O’Connor of Politico reports:

In a closed-door session with House Republicans, Minority Leader John A. Boehner just called the financial rescue deal a “crap sandwich” – then said he’ll vote for it when it comes to the floor Monday.

House Republicans are the key to the bill’s passage – Speaker Nancy Pelosi said earlier today that it’s a “bipartisan” bill and will need “bipartisanship” to pass – and it now appears that a substantial number of them will put cast their votes in favor of it.

According to a source in the room, the plan has so far won endorsements from Minority Whip Roy Blunt, who negotiated it on behalf of the House Republicans; Eric Cantor, the chief deputy whip; and Paul Ryan, a hard-core conservative from Wisconsin who may hold more sway with conservatives on this issue than any other member of the House.

But like Boehner, Ryan wasn’t exactly happy about how things have unfolded. Referring to the situation facing the country – and not the bill itself – Ryan said, “This sucks.”

I am not sure if Boehner is referencing the classic South Park episode regarding the 2004 election where Stan was forced to choose between a “Turd Sandwich” or a “GIant Douche.” Personally, I supported the turd sandwich.  It’s a bad position that the House conservatives are in, but at least they put up a fight though the fight seemingly was for naught.
It’s good to see Eric Cantor involved in this to such a high degree.  He is the future of the Republican party as far as the House goes and he needs to make himself a national name.  The guy could be the next Newt. 
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