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(Morning Joe) Friend of dead interns everywhere Joe Scarborough lectures the GOP on guns
- Middle-school gossip rag Politico tells us that "support for [strangely orange-hued Speaker of the House John Boehner's] Plan B tax bill so diminished, the limits of his power with his own party laid bare, that he stood in front of the House Republican Conference and recited the Serenity Prayer." Somewhere
IagoEric Cantor is laughing. (Politico)
- Bravado! - Weepy McDrunky says he's not worried about losing his job following the Ruckus in his Caucus last night:
"If you do the right things everyday for the right reasons, the right things will happen," Boehner said during a Capitol Hill press conference. "And while we may not have been able to get the votes last night to avert 99.81 percent of the tax increases, I don't think -- they weren't taking that out on me. They were dealing with the perception that somebody might accuse them of raising taxes."
- Running a Tight Ship - Hahahaha - Weepy's southern membership walked off before the vote to have gumbo with one of their pals who had lost re-election, so there were not there to have their arms twisted to vote for his doomed Plan B:
This Cajun Supper Club was sending off one of their own, the conservative stalwart Rep. Jeff Landry, R-La., who recently lost reelection. What this meant, is that while the GOP leadership struggled to whip up votes for Plan B late in the evening, a number of "no-votes" weren't around to have their arms twisted until they said yes.
With the House in recess after voting on the NDAA, Reps. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina and Steve Southerland of Florida, would not commit their vote one way or another, but didn't seem too concerned. When asked what their thoughts on Plan B were, they went into something of an Abbot and Costello routine.
"Plan B?" said Gowdy. "To gumbo?"
"I hope there isn't a plan B. I was really counting on the gumbo," said Southerland with a laugh.