This is the second time Speaker Boehner has broken the 'Hastert Rule' which says that a Republican speaker will not allow a vote on legislation if it doesn't have majority Republican support in the House. In January Boehner allowed a vote on the fiscal cliff which passed with a similar one third Republican support to last night's debt ceiling vote.
Since Reagan was elected in 1980 America has drifted steadily to the right, to the point that zealots have come to control their party. Since President Obama was elected the gigantic ocean liner 'America' has been turning Left.
And thank God, America is getting back on the right track-Left.