Lindsey Graham Sorry, So Sorry, Please Accept His Apology

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While the"world watches" America threaten to destroy the global economy, it's "eat your own" time for the Republicans, otherwise known as "the people in charge of making sure America does not destroy the global economy while the world watches." But the debt ceiling is scheduled to come tumbling down tomorrow and yesterday the House could not even get it together enough to vote on a deal that would stop the country from defaulting on all its debt (until February! When we can do this all again!) and open up all the government stuff it had shut down. And the Senate really wanted them to get that done, so that they could pass their bill that Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell have already agreed upon.


There's an arcane procedural reason the Senate [was] waiting. If it were to advance its own bill through the normal channels, stalling tactics expected to be used by arch-conservatives like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) could delay passage until the weekend. But if the House were to pass a debt limit hike first, the Senate could declare the measure "privileged" and advance it quickly, possibly by amending it and sending it back.

So the Senate needed the House to stop being stupid, so they could avoid Ted Cruz definitely being stupid and making everything take forever, because the country's rent is due tomorrow, people. And now what has come to be known as what passes for reasonable in the GOP is yelling mercy and saying sorry and trying to get someone somewhere to do something for chrissakes because this is not good. And who was the most grownup grownup in the room yesterday? Why, none other than our own belle of the ball, Mr. Senator Lindsey Graham!

We won't be the last political party to overplay our hand, he said. It might happen one day on the Democratic side. And if it did, would Republicans, for the good of the country, kinda give a little? We really did go too far. We screwed up. But their response is making things worse, not better.

Yeah, Dems, for the good of the country, how about you give a little and not make this horrible clusterfuck the Republicans have created worse by not negotiating with them, when they cannot even negotiate with themselves. Someone, stop the madness.

John McCain was more I told you so about the whole thing:

It’s very, very serious, Republicans have to understand we have lost this battle, as I predicted weeks ago, that we would not be able to win because we were demanding something that was not achievable.

Yeah you losing losers, you lost, you are still losing, Lindsey Graham thinks you are all screw ups and John McCain knew you were gonna lose all along, so just stop with the screwing up and losing already. And stop making John McCain and Lindsey Graham seem so reasonable.

[TPM / TPM]

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