On Monday, we looked close to a deal. And early Tuesday morning, an end seemed to be very near. But when House Republican "leaders" interrupted Senate negotiations with another dose of their crazy drama, they pushed America to the brink of Armageddon.
Fortunately, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Agent Orange) finally stood down last night after his "Plan Z" went nowhere fast. And Ironically enough, that was largely thanks to mounting 21st Century Know Nothing opposition. But in pushing themselves to complete irrelevancy and Speaker John Boehner to total embarrassment, they only succeeded in giving Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) the opening they needed to resume talks and seal the deal.
Never mind that Senator Dean Heller (R) is dismissing the likely deal as a "nothing sandwich". As long as he declines to filibuster (and so far, he is), that "nothing sandwich" that only saves the nation from ruin can pass. With so many House and Senate Republicans signaling surrender, it's finally "game over" time.
After all, Fitch is now threatening to lower America's credit rating. And world leaders have warned of the economic repercussions of Armageddon. So we finally got to see "Game Over".
Yesterday, Rep. Joe Heck's (R-Why?) staff refused to answer questions regarding the Armageddon deadline. But now, it doesn't matter. House Republican "leaders" are declaring defeat, and a floor vote will soon be scheduled.
For the past three weeks, Congressional Republicans from Nevada and elsewhere have pushed the nation to the brink of disaster. And yes, it's led to some awful consequences. But now, it's all coming to an end. Republicans are being forced to drop their crazy demands... Because it's just plain game over.