You get the GOP weirdos like Ted Cruz or whatever the hell the Canadian's name is going further and further into insane asylum territory, and we are supposed to be terrified of that. In the meantime we have sellouts like Reid and Obama, the latter especially since he is a fraud anyway, who will look sane but still do the gangsters' bidding. The gangsters, of course, are those who control both political parties.
A day that was supposed to bring Washington to the edge of resolving the fiscal showdown instead seemed to bring chaos and retrenching. And a bitter fight that had begun over stripping money from the president’s signature health care law had essentially descended in the House into one over whether lawmakers and their staff members would pay the full cost of their health insurance premiums, unlike most workers at American companies, and how to restrict the administration from using flexibility to extend the debt limit beyond a fixed deadline.
Even so, the House speaker, John A. Boehner, Republican of Ohio, and his leadership team failed in repeated, daylong attempts to bring their troops behind any bill that would reopen the government and extend the Treasury’s debt limit on terms significantly reduced from their original push against funding for the health care law. The House’s hard-core conservatives and some more pragmatic Republicans were nearing open revolt, and the leadership was forced twice to back away from proposals it had floated, the second time sending lawmakers home for the night to await a decision on how to proceed Wednesday.
This group of dirtbags work so goddamned hard they are coming to work tomorrow at noon EDT, probably after getting drunk at the Georgetown cocktail parties and carousing with women and men not their spouses. Then they can sleep in for a few hours before dragging themselves in to "work."
I am old enough to remember when Congress was actually a sane political body. Now it's just as worthless as tits on a boar (or bore or boor--all apply equally).
Of course these morons and crooks don't give a rat's ass about how this fake crisis is impacting millions upon millions of lives, and not just the federal workers.