John Boehner tries to hit Obama but gets clocked by his own party. The GOP today...
Things were so bad for Speaker John Boehner Thursday night, support for his 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. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
Boehner was hurt so bad, he couldn't even cry. His "Plan B" was basically an attempt to continue Bush-era tax cuts for those who earned a million and down, instead of Obama's $250,000 and down. But members of Boehner's party were not having it and shut him down.
The Ohio Republican accepted that he couldn’t change the minds of his House Republican Conference. He tried to convince them that, facing tough negotiations with President Barack Obama over the fiscal cliff, he needed them on his side — and he fell short.