O GOP, que alimentou e acolheu de braços abertos os bat shit religious crazies do Tea Party, começa a perceber os perigos de ter nas bancadas whackos com uma agenda e sem dois neurónios funcionais. John Boehner, o House Speaker pelos republicanos, admitiu isso mesmo aos microfones do programa de Laura Ingraham, reconhecendo que os Tea partiers recusam as negociações acerca da dívida com esperanças de que o caos resultante permita a imposição a todos dessa agenda.
"Boehner offers only political calculus for why this Tea Party plan wouldn’t work. He completely ignores the devastating effect a downgrade in U.S. debt and potential default would have on the American people and the global economy, who happen to be innocent bystanders to this high-stakes hostage negotiation.
Many on the left have been arguing all along that some Republicans are more interested in extorting concessions than addressing the debt issue, and are willing to blow up the economy if they don’t get their way — it’s refreshing, if troubling, to see that their leader agrees."