It appears that House conservatives have leadership by the short hairs. First break We the People have had in this debate yet.
Leadership knows they won’t get a bill passed without conservative support and they further know if they reach across the aisle to Dems the base will go into open revolt. Which would be the effective end of the Republican Party.
Sure they will, with plenty of votes to spare.
I read a Reuters story yesterday that said the bill only needed some "moderate" Republicans to join the rats in the House for passage. The problem Boehner has is that he can't bring a bill to the floor for a vote and let it pass mostly by Democrat votes. That would show the party base that the rats can run roughshod over the GOP with barely a fight. Boehner and the Republicans would look like complete fools, and Boehner would be doomed as Speaker.