Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Stating the obvious

Is there really anyone who didn't know this? Anonymous senior GOP source admits they need Democratic help to escape their own snares in the shutdown insanity. Not at all clear they understand yet how little leverage they have but this is a start.
This source believes that at the end of the day, enough people in the GOP caucus could be OK with this because the economic implication of breaching the debt limit "scares people." This source also acknowledged that under this scenario, House GOP leaders may have to agree to pass a debt ceiling bill without all Republicans on board, and with Democratic support.
Meanwhile, Dana dutifully transcribes their phony talking point.
But multiple GOP sources tell CNN it is hard to nail down a path forward because there are still no direct conversations going on, and the White House will not talk.
What Dana fails to mention, (and how hard would it be to add this one sentence of context), the White House is reaching out to the GOP.
The White House had invited the full Republican caucus to participate in a meeting with the president, but the Speaker opted to send a smaller delegation, including leadership members and committee chairmen, a Boehner aide said earlier Wednesday.
So either these Republicans are too stupid to realize they were all invited to air their grievances directly to the President or they're deliberately lying. Either way they're not fit to hold their office.

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Blogger Mule Breath said...

This is all very curious to me. Obviously reasonable Republicans (yes, I do believe such a thing exists) recognize the current direction of the party is extinction, yet like moths to a candle they cannot seem to avoid their own suicide. Gotta wonder how many folks are searching for the exit doors.

11:49:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I've heard estimates ranging from 25 to 150 (if there was a secret vote) that would pass a clean CR. They're all afraid of the crackpots and the deluded base because they're the ones that vote in primaries.

9:24:00 AM  

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