We've been down this road before, haven't we? Still, once again, good cop Boehner, impressed by the election and what it means to Republicans, is offering a "fiscal cliff" compromise while Mitch McConnell (the bad cop) grumps within hearing.
Republicans are “willing to accept new revenue” to tame the soaring national debt and avert an ugly battle over the approaching “fiscal cliff,” House Speaker John A. Boehner said Wednesday in a speech that offered a potential path to compromise in year-end budget negotiations.
With President Obama reelected and Republicans returned to a slightly smaller majority in the House, Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday’s election amounted to a plea from voters for the parties to lay down their weapons of the past two years and “do what’s best for our country.” ...WaPo
"Doing what's best" isn't really within the reach of Boehner's party these says, but it sure sounds nice. Boehner's treachery in the past is not forgotten. I kind of doubt there's any real gold in any part of his apparent willingness to compromise.
Norm Ornstein(AEI), speaking on NPR's "Fresh Air" just now, seems to suggest that we may still encounter efforts to undermine the "legitimacy" of Obama's second term. ...santamadrededios!... Are they pulling the "Stop Obama" yard signs out of the ground yet?
The Hill sees the Boehner position differently. Maybe they were still at lunch while the latest statement was made.