The inevitable Republican surrender is one step closer now that Boehner can't put together anything that can gain Democratic assent, which, since they hold a majority in the Senate, is necessary. Why then do the Democrats hold the cards? Because default really is an unacceptable option - and everyone knows that it would be the Republican Party's fault if it happened. The U.S. as the rock of Gibraltar is not something Americans are willing to abandon. We pay our bills. The block quote blow is Bernstein quoting himself back in May - which he is entitled to do because he was right then and now. He has become one of our most prolific and insightful political observers. His work appears in Salon, American Prospect, the Washington Post and his own A Plain Blog About Politics. - GWC
It’s still extortion for the sake of extortion:
by Jonathan Bernstein // Washington Post
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