What I took from that was, first, that the debt ceiling was going to be a lot more trouble than anyone realized. They did not want a negotiation there. There was a religious-like fervor on that point: Voting for the debt ceiling was a sin, and you can’t just sin a little. Second, Boehner and Cantor were going to have a lot more trouble than anyone thought.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Washington's tardiness - Follow-up
Related to my last post, here is Stan Collender, former House and Senate budget committee staffer, on the perception he had of the debt ceiling debate back in February when he met a "Tea Party" meeting at the House of Representatives: