Big show tonight after John Boehner caved on his resistance to bringing the Payroll Tax Cut extension to the floor of the house. Boehner did not listen to his caucus on a conference call this afternoon when he informed them he would bring the 2 month extension to the floor of the house and try and pass it by UC or unanimous consent.
The bottom line: if the vote goes through the house tomorrow morning taxes won’t go up on 160 million Americans. John Boehner takes a major hit with his caucus, but the American people end up the winner.
The big question: will the tea partiers in the house object to unanimous consent and force the House to return for a vote after Christmas. That would be yet another HUGE black eye for the GOP with the American people. It would prolong this bloodbath for Republicans and it would mean that your taxes may indeed go up!
The stakes remain high and we have a huge show on tap for you with Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressmen Garamendi and Ellison and EJ Dionne of the Washington Post to analyze it all.
Also tonight: Republicans are hammering the President for his scandalous decision to by a chew toy for his dog. Can you say psychotalk?
Mitt Romney has himself tied in knots trying to assault the President’s tremendous record on foreign policy. Bob Shrum will break it down.
As we mentioned previously, the one and only Ezra Klein will bring us some charts that will knock your socks on your behind.
And the man who is soaring in front in Iowa is answering some tough and uncomfortable questions about his past issues with race. Dr. James Peterson is all over that one.
It’s going to be a great show. We hope you’ll join us! #edshow