The Republican wingnuts in Congress are turning the US debt ceiling fight into a sport and the Village is starting to panic at the prospect.
David Brooks is horrified at Republicans cheering the prospect of defaulting on the US debt:
If the debt ceiling talks fail, independents voters will see that Democrats were willing to compromise but Republicans were not. If responsible Republicans don’t take control, independents will conclude that Republican fanaticism caused this default. They will conclude that Republicans are not fit to govern.Richard Cohen is calling republicans "a cult" and Megan McCardle says the sky is falling. Even David Frum says Republicans need to smarten up, though of course its all Obama's fault really.
And they will be right.