A House of Fools
Rasmussen Reports, a commentary by Joe Conason, "Dysfunctional" Too Polite to Describe Tea Party Congress
No, dysfunctional is the too-polite term for the House of Representatives, specifically its dominant tea party Republicans, who can be described in far less dainty psychological terms. Even the most extreme Republican partisans in the Senate seem to realize that their House colleagues, seized by some combination of ideology, madness and pig ignorance, are propelling the country and the world toward economic chaos.
There is no need to look too far to find the source of our discontent -- our "dysfunction," if you must. It is in the Congress, which the American people mistakenly turned over to fakers and fools last November. Every poll shows that most voters regret that error now, and wish that Congress would tax the wealthy and preserve social insurance. Now those voter had better make their remorse heard, and loudly, if they hope to avert catastrophe.
ABC News: No debt deal - House Speaker Boehner misses 4 pm deadline. Asian markets? They are on their own.
In fact, the source says a deal today is now looking unlikely.