Will Boehner Suffer From Clean Debt Ceiling Vote?

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Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg chief Washington correspondent Peter Cook reports on the clean debt ceiling vote in the House and the politics behind the vote on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

It is a good event if you can get into it.

The best news for me is my good friends to make cheese in the small place of greensboro, vermont, they were on the menu last night.

They didn't even know about it.

That was the big news for me in the state dinner.

Washington does not shut down.

The french flags are still flying all over the city.

A good event and a rare one.

Rare event of john boehner walking away from his own party.

Let me cut to the chase.

Is speaker boehner's job threatened?

As he once again abandoned his core constituency?

I think the exact opposite.

He is probably strengthened by this.

The fact even brought this bill to the floor gives you a sense of how confident he feels in his own position right now and he basically has gone the conservatives, the tea party folks, he has given them a break, if you will.

They will not be blamed for another crisis situation.

It means the prospects for republicans doing better in this midterm election just improved.

There is no crisis they will be blamed for.

They get to focus on things like obama and the midterm elections.

They can go back to being on the offensive with obamacare, but now that they are fixated on 24 midterm elections or 2014 midterm elections and 2016 elections, what is at the top of their to do list that is different from the past couple of years?

It is going to be more of the same.

They want to let the health care law play out and talk about that.

They want to talk about how the president hasn't done enough in terms of deficit reduction.

Basically, the health care law.

You'll hear about it over and over.

More about the irs as well.

These are the campaign themes republicans will be running on between now and november.

Now that this is out of the way, immigration put on the back runner, there is not a lot out there except post offices that will be talking about on the house floor.

Senator cruz i with regard to the debt ceiling limit, when it goes to the senate, he'll insist on 60 votes instead of a simple majority.

Do you get the sense that ted cruzes of the republican party are just digging in deeper even though boehner effectively was giving them a get out of jail free card?

It allows ted cruz to stand up there and sound like the conservative, you know, brand, if you will, the republican party.

It means a small number of republican senator's today, perhaps a few days later this weekend by friday, they will have to join democrats in the senate to pass -- it is going to happen.

Conservative republicans can vote no insight, i held my ground and still are not blamed for a crisis.

It is probably the best of both worlds for ted cruz as well.

Peter cook, thank you.

We're thrilled to bring you our guest this morning, writing thoughtful pieces on the american economy, widely distribute it on wall street on inside baseball economics, the debt ceiling is there, the fiscal stance of the nation has

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