This Howard Kurtz piece is filled with the sort of flabby thinking and tired cliches that pass for analysis inside Washington.and the MSM. One statement deserves comment:
If the party was damaged, then Boehner deserves much of the blame. And if it cannot win the next battle, then his weakness as a public spokesman is a large part of the reason.
Having endured last fall’s senseless shutdown, which damaged the Republicans, the Ohio congressman didn’t want to push his party into another battle it couldn’t win.