In a detailed piece about in-fighting among House Republicans, this gem stood out:The speaker apparently knew at the time that he would need divine intervention. Shortly after House Republicans rejected his "Plan B" fiscal cliff bill in December, Boehner expressed his dismay about ever reaching a deal with Obama that would satisfy his party's demands for spending cuts. "How we get there, God only knows," he said.
Barely 36 hours after the caustic New Year’s Day vote, Boehner faced a coup attempt from a clutch of renegade conservatives. The cabal quickly fell apart when several Republicans, after a night of prayer, said God told them to spare the speaker. Still, Boehner came within a few votes of failing to secure his speakership on the initial vote, an outcome that would have forced a second ballot for the first time in nearly a century.
I really think they have magic mushrooms in those teabags!