Republicans in disarray!

I just wanted to write that. For nearly my entire adult life I’ve been seeing that noun attached to Democrats; it’s fun to see it pasted on the other side.

Republican leaders use a telling phrase when they reject Democratic proposals: any deal that includes taxes “can’t pass the House.” Junior lawmakers have not been afraid to let their leaders know where they stand and even undercut them at times.

At times it’s not clear who’s in charge.

“The internal negotiations among the Republicans themselves in Congress, whether it’s just the House or between the House and the Senate, are in an abyss,” said Ethan Siegal, an analyst with The Washington Exchange, which tracks Congress for investors.

Remember the old Neil Diamond song “Porcupine Pie?” You can substitute Schadenfreude Pie in the title; it will still scan properly.

Sing it with me!