The Republicans in the US House of Representatives are so pathetic at this point that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has to tell her troops not to “gloat” about their latest tactical victory. No kidding.
I don’t know what is worse: that the GOP threatened to refuse to raise the debt limit (you know, “government shut down” time again) unless some goodies would be dispensed to one of their core constitutencies (military pensioners); or that when they were called on it they caved. Both are so miserably inept. The GOP shows you craven, unprincipled pandering competing with despicable cowardice – a complete and almost nauseating lack of character or fortitude – and asks people for their votes. It would be funny. Maybe it is anyway.