Feuds

GOP's Budget Civil War

The GOP has drafted an alternative to Obama’s $3.6 trillion budget in order to demonstrate its opposition, except … Politico reports that there is feuding going on within the party, with House Minority Whip Eric Cantor and Rep. Paul Ryan being ordered to back the plan by Minority Leader John Boehner after they raised objections. Politico notes the feud “underscores the minority party's woes in mounting a unified opposition.” The GOP’s alternative is 19 pages, compared to Obama’s 142 pages. Ryan had wanted to present a detailed amendment to the Democrats’ plan next Wednesday, but was told the party needed to act quickly to counter the Democrats’ charge that it was becoming the “Party of No.”