At one freaking point does the DC press stop obsessing about Obama's selfies at a funeral and start noticing that the GOP are insane.
It's nice, and all, that Eddie Munster and Mrs Van Landingham got together and passed a budget agreement. That budget is still largely a GOP win, because it continues to hurt poor people and the unemployed. And that seems to be their main priority at this point, judging by their actions.
But if they are going to pass a budget and THEN TURN AROUND AND HOLD THE DEBT CEILING HOSTAGE, then they are freaking insane. If you authorize the damned budget, then you raise the debt ceiling to pay for it.
Among the very first things a new Democratic House should do is remove the idea of the debt ceiling from the budgetary process. If Congress approves a budget, then the Treasury is automatically granted the power to raise the debt ceiling to pay for it.
These torch wielding nihilists just boggle the mind.