Once more with feeling. But this time the nihilists in the Republican Party really seem to be winning. Party leaders in the House can’t find the votes among their own to prevent the false bankruptcy of a federal government shirking its debt payments and shuttering itself. It takes do-nothing government to a new level — just stop doing anything.
After presenting a debt limit bill to their conference … that would delay Obamacare for a year and secure permit approval for the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, [GOP] leaders have yet to win over enough Republicans to proceed. And Democrats still insist they won’t negotiate at all.”