Cantor is putting personal power before country here, and in a very dangerous way. If Boehner actually does manage to cut a decent deal despite Cantor’s effort to throw him under the bus, he may not hold on as leader of his party, but unlike Cantor, he’ll deserve to. For better or worse, this is when we learn whether anyone on the Republican Party’s leadership team is actually prepared to lead.
They got all the concessions they wanted on spending, now Kyl and Cantor have withdrawn from the process as soon as the topic shifts to taxes.
We know the answer to this question already, Ezra.