I’ve wondered for a while how long our Galtian overlords will put up with the debt ceiling brinksmanship. At a certain point, they’re going to put an end to this before they themselves get hurt, right? Josh Marshall says he’s hearing that if the House Republicans don’t get their shit together in a couple days, the Galtians will step in.
The scenario being floated informally now by a lot of observers is that if and when we come to that point Republicans in the Senate, Wall Street and just a lot sane people in general who haven’t come off the sidelines yet or haven’t really been paying attention just say: Dude, you don’t have a full deck, this is over.
I assume Boehner and Cantor have some kind of exit strategy to keep from looking like completely fuck ups when the whip comes down, but who knows?