Yesterday I read and heard that the debt ceiling impasse would be more or less resolved by Sen. Mitch McConnell‘s suggestion that the responsibility for raising it be transferred entirely to the White House with the Republicans voting on nothing either way. A 7.12 Washington Post story concurrently explained that McConnell folded due to “a sprawling coalition of Wall Street and Main Street business leaders sent an unmistakable message to [Republicans] on Tuesday — enough squabbling, get the debt ceiling raised.”
Then came today’s story, partly supplied by Republican House leader Rep. Eric Cantor, about President Obama walking out of a tense meeting in frustration with Cantor and other Republican hardliners after dressing Cantor down and saying “don’t call my bluff” or words to that effect. (“Don’t push it, Callaway.”) This drew praise among lefty blogger types for Obama showing cojones by way of honest fuck-you anger, which has never been his strong suit.
The came a HuffPost report that Cantor’s walk-out story “is completely overblown…Cantor rudely interrupted the President three times to advocate for short-term debt ceiling increases while the President was wrapping the meeting…this is just more juvenile behavior from him and Boehner needs to rein him in, and let the grown-ups get to work.”
Cantor and his ilk are Tea Party-fellating fiends who need to be roughly grabbed by the lapels and taken out behind a building and repeatedly bitch-slapped and beaten to the ground.