House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) tried to make a bipartisan budget deal with President Obama. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) stabbed Boehner in the back in an act of leadership disloyalty that I literally cannot remember happening with congressional leaders of either party in my lifetime.

I have worked for the House leadership under several Democratic Speakers and have never seen anything like this. Harry Reid took Cantor to the woodshed today, and was right. I would go even further than Reid:

Eric Cantor is the Republican leadership Brutus. Cantor is willing to risk, and Republicans would be blamed for, a global economic crash because Cantor is a poodle for millionaires and conglomerates that pay no taxes and will risk the economic future of the nation to pursue his ambition as he plunges the knife into the back of John Boehner.