You have to give it to the Senate Minority Leader. I’ve never heard an elected leader so blatantly profess his primary goal of governing is
jobs doing whatever is necessary to have the GOP take the White House back in 2012. Not surprisingly, McConnell was pretty transparent in his assessment that destabilizing the global economy is pretty cool as long as you get what you want in the end.
“I think some of our members may have thought the default issue was a hostage you might take a chance at shooting. Most of us didn’t think that. What we did learn is this — it’s a hostage that’s worth ransoming. And it focuses the Congress on something that must be done.”
– Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), quoted by the Washington Post, on the debt ceiling negotiations.
The disintegration of governance. Good luck, America.