Well it didn't take long for the slavishly devoted tea partiers to find out what it feels like to get
fucked over lied to by the likely new Speaker of the House, John Boehner (D-OH).
Rep. John Boehner, presumptively the next Speaker of the House and a longtime rhetorical foe of earmark spending in its present form, told a Fox News host on Thursday that the proposed ban on congressional earmarks he'd been talking up was officially off the table.
Boehner, who has personally upheld the no-earmark principle, had before the elections advocated a year-long ban on financial appropriations for individual districts. Now he says there will be a "moratorium," but has not said for how long and refuses to hold fellow Republicans to his own standard of never bringing tax dollars back to constituents.
So, why a reversal on the earmark ban? "Only because some things that people call earmarks here, uh, wouldn't classify as an earmark to the American people," he explained to Fox News host Bret Baier.
As SNL's Church Lady used to say, "Well isn't that special."
The banning of earmarks was one of the cornerstones of the midterm GOP campaigns.
What else was the GOP "just kidding" about? Balanced budgets? Cuts in spending? Repeal of "Obamacare?" Ending the bailouts?
It hasn't even been a week.