Hoyer’s Right

Via The Upshot:  Hoyer calls Colbert testimony ‘inappropriate’

And, Boehner makes a point:

"They’ve got time to bring a comedian to Washington, D.C. but they don’t have time to eliminate uncertainty by extending tax cuts," House Republican Leader John Boehner said on Fox News prior to Hoyer’s segment.

If anything, the political optics are problematic, even if the bottom line is that Colbert’s appearance had nothing to do with whether or not the House was going to take up the tax issue.

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  1. Michael says:

    Who cares what the bottom line is in “your” opinion” is…the Dems did not take up the tax issue or pass a budget but had time for a comedian mock them instead…is that leadership or do you just want to nit-pick on so-called intentions??