“AP Sources: House GOP offers debt limit hike, end to shutdown in package with spending cuts”
Or, to put it in more proper terms, the House GOP offers unconditional surrender in exchange for a slowdown in the rate of increased deficit spending.
Even better, try this one: the House GOP offers surrender in exchange for fig leaf we can all see their shriveled junk right through.
If — and there’s some people who are saying that the AP sources are wrong on this, so let’s take it w/ a grain of salt for now — but if the GOP folds and takes the Ryan route, where nothing is done with respect to ObamaCare, and the GOP is looking for a way to claim victory while telling us they helped avoid a “default,” they are simply done as a Party.
If they can’t represent the 68% of the American public, not all of whom obviously identify as Republicans, that do not want ObamaCare — and who are enjoying, for the most part, a respite from ever new government regulations and molestations (save for the newly juiced NPS, where Ranger Bob has become a Hessian mercenary following orders from a Marxist ideologue) — then what’s the point of even pretending we have a representative government?
This to them is all about politics and positioning, with the legacy media being its target audience. It’s about the status quo.
The fact that the GOP continues to use the left’s frame — “government shutdown,” “default,” “pay our bills,” et al — is further proof that the party simply doesn’t represent the interests of those it purports to represent.