Now here's a fascinating article from the WaPo, finally putting the blame where it belongs (emphasis added):
House Republican efforts to forge a budget blueprint for the coming fiscal year collapsed last night amid acrimony and name-calling, as the fissures between GOP moderates and conservatives once again burst into the open.
Well, well, well ... how about that? The failure to pass a budget has nothing to do with Democratic obstructionism. It has to do with inter-GOP squabbling. It's about time someone pointed that out.
The first mention of the Democrats doesn't even come until well into the article, and it quickly slaps down the suggestion that this fiasco is their fault:
Boehner last night blamed the Democrats for standing united against the budget plan, but budgets have long been the responsibility of the majority party to pass. With the collapse, House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) said, it is time the Republican leadership realizes that the deep fiscal problems facing the nation will take bipartisan solutions.
How about that? To get a budget, the GOP will actually have to play nice and get consensus, and all that good shit that Commander Chimpy promised when he was elected. We'll see how long that lasts.