Really? Reid's accusation was hardly civil, but Boehner's witless retort seems like an X-rated version of "Nyah, nyah!" and "So's your old man!" I just don't see how Boehner or any other Republican views this as "really telling him." It simply bodes very bad for the upcoming two years. And in truth, Boehner and the Pubbies have no one to blame but themselves. Chris Matthews tells of how, during the Reagan administration, Democrats and Republicans would argue bitterly on the floor of the House or Senate, then gather for drinks together the same evening. When asked how they could speak so testily about each other and then buddy around with each other later, Reagan answered that they may be political opponents, but after 5 o'clock the formalities were dropped and they were one big family. Eric Cantor, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell oughtta try it sometime. Intransigence and expletives may please the most extreme sliver of the 23% who still call themselves Republican, but to the rest of us it makes them look like spoiled children.