Here's what I know:
"That feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap" said all along that he would not negotiate. He did. He demanded a clean bill. This bill is dirty.
That gay Guy Curt never heard of retweeted this:
"1. The debt ceiling compromise could've been done six months ago.
2. McCarthy had a weak hand but played it well.
3. Biden had a weak hand and played it poorly.
4. The end result is much ado about nothing. None of this matters a damn."
I think the GOPs won...if this passes.
pb is perhaps the most politically moderate poster on SS. OD's close, but it's probably pb. Of course, compared to po and the Heather-lover, that ain't saying much.
pb loves these increasingly rare moments in which compromise is unavoidable...and the federal government has to do what it's designed, by the Founders, to do...and a majority in the House, 60 in the Senate, and the President have to agree on a compromise.
Unlike po, I ain't a law school professor and constitutional scholar so po can correct me but, based on last year's Supreme Court decisions, I don't think the current Court will allow the President to foist an increase in the national debt on Congress and the citizens by claiming the Fourteenth Amendment. I know that po saw that as a possibility...but, I don't think so. This is, as Lincoln said, "a nation of the people, by the people and for the people."
Anyway, getting the bill through Congress will be a different kind of interesting politics than we've become used to in recent decades.