GOP goes all in on Wilson

Boehner says he’ll vote against the resolution of disapproval.

They’re in a cleft stick:  they could annoy the extremist base, or vote against civility and against the dignity of the House.  Voting with the extremists is a confession of how much power they wield within the GOP, and will make it very hard to disown them later.

It will be interesting to see if anyone defies the party line, either from principle or from electoral calculation.

Proposed headline:

House GOP Unanimous for Insulting President

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com