Digby wins tonight’s internets, comparing the Teahadists to that guy on Breaking Bad.
Petula Dvorak, local columnist for the company paper in the company town (WaPo), has been collecting “Ways to Punish Congress for a Shutdown“. Let’s just say, if I were a Congresscritter, I’d be brewing my own coffee tomorrow…
Dana Milbank reports from the scene of the crime:
… Although they claimed confidence that they were doing the right thing, Republicans were in a state of agitation as they moved toward the midnight deadline.
Rep. James Sensenbrenner (Wis.) was trying to flee the caucus meeting as CBS News’s Nancy Cordes asked him what would happen. “Well, we’ll see,” he replied.
“What do you think is going to happen?” she persisted.
“I don’t know,” he said, and when the questioning continued he snapped at the reporters: “I don’t like to do hallway interviews. You all know that.”
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) was similarly irritable Monday afternoon when NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reminded him of opposition by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to House Republicans’ shutdown strategy. “I don’t care what John McCain thinks!” he blurted out. “Andrea, I don’t care what John McCain thinks!”
This was reminiscent of Rep. Darrell Issa’s explosion over the weekend, when Public Radio International’s Todd Zwillich asked him what he would do after the Senate rejected the House’s Obamacare gambits (as it later did). “How dare you presume a failure?” the California Republican said. “How dare you! How dare you! How dare you presume a failure!”…