Ive posted a few threads on inner turmoil in the gop between the moderate traditionals and the far right...I posted about Cantor ready to compromise and now this...a much bigger compromise with boehner agreeing.
I believe there is pressure being put on the GOP leadership about the far right stonewalling from the majority of house members...
The narrative over the past 11 months is that House Republicans are the party of no: “no” to President Barack Obama, “no” to congressional Democrats and “no” to their own leaders.
But an amazing thing is about to happen at the close of one of the most politically contentious years in recent history: Republican leadership is about to say yes to Democrats. Yes to unemployment benefits, yes to Obama’s payroll tax holiday and yes on passing an unwieldy pile of year-end spending bills.
It’s surprising on several levels. Republicans have voiced measured opposition to the payroll tax holiday. Many conservatives don’t believe long-term unemployment benefits encourage people to go back to work and nearly all of them think the current system is broken. Republicans also came into office vowing not to fund the government using massive omnibus bills.GOP gets ready to say 'yes' - Jake Sherman - POLITICO.com