Average voter watches debt limit fight
-Headline of the Day-
"Harry Reid Calls House Republicans' Bluff."
The debt limit follies go on and on as Harry Reid proposes a plan that gives Republicans everything they say they want and Republicans refuse it.
See, the GOP said they wanted $2.7 trillion in spending cuts, so they got that. They said they wanted it without tax increases, so they got that. What they didn't say was that they wanted Democrats to attack Medicare, to let them off the hook for the insanely unpopular plan Paul Ryan put together -- and they didn't get that, so no deal.
"Ah-ha!" says Harry. "I've got you now! Now we know your true purpose and you've been bargaining in bad faith and..." You know what? Nobody fucking cares anymore. That's what I'm sensing anyway. People see headlines like this and they translate it to "CONGRESS STILL DICKING AROUND." Maybe a week ago this would've amounted to something, but voters are suffering from stupid-fatigue. They just want it over and done with.
Give the GOP a final offer, say, "Take it or leave it," and let the chips lie. If they let the economy go belly-up, they can pay the price in November.
Fuck it already. (Matthew Yglesias)
-See, 'cause marriage is like that and stuff-
On Marcus Bachmann's "pray the gay away" "clinic":
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"Time Travel Impossible, Say Scientists."
Well there's a bummer. Turns out the Vulcan Science Directorate was right after all. (Discovery News)