Rob Portman is starting to re-establish his moderate credentials. Or at least his reputation for some sanity.
The bi-partisan budget compromise struck by Paul Ryan and Patty Murray
Portman has decided to support the budget. With that he’s clearly aligning himself with the establishment Republicans against the Tea Party groups who want all-out war with the Obama administration. This GOP rift is going to play out in 2014, and hopefully more Senators and Congressmen will be with Portman and Speaker Boaehner. Of course, Boaehner has talked tough before only to succumb to the Tea Party crazies, but hopefully this time he’s serious.