Then it came time for Boehner to corral his kittens into passing the bill.
I know Nancy Pelosi has a grating voice and a bad eye job. I know she had the unmitigated gall to help fulfill a dream of her party's going back to FDR. I know she's from San Francisco (GAY!).
But Pelosi ran the House. Boehner is a joke. I don't think there is another Speaker as inept in our history, with perhaps the exception of that guy who was Speaker for 30 minutes during the Clinton impeachment (Livingstone?).
One party hates government so much it has no idea how to govern. The other can govern, but sucks at politics.
As Charlie Pierce so often writes: "This is your democracy America. Cherish it."