Monday, August 1, 2011

Do These Jokers Seriously Not Know When To Declare Victory and Depart The Battlefield

Mitch McConnell had the good sense to realize he's won, and act like it, but Mitt Romney can't bring himself to say yes. I expected this sort of thing if the deal contained actual, honest-to-god tax increases, but this is cuts only and whatever blue ribbon commission this bill creates is only empowered to find spending cuts. It's, as someone cleverly observed on my twitter feed, a sensible centrist compromise between Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell. I suppose Romney thinks he has to worry about Michelle Bachmann on his right flank, or he's anticipating that the economy will continue to stumble along and he can point to the debt ceiling increase as part of the problem, but he's going to shred whatever credibility he has as a moderate if he can't support something as basic as preventing default.

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