Republicans feel emboldened by their budget experiment hostage-taking and are almost certain to threaten not to lift the debt ceiling. Villagers will applaud them for using the situation to force “fiscal discipline” on Obama. The math demands it! They’re being courageous! Just as the Republican talking point was “a shutdown won’t be that bad”, now they’re saying that not lifting the debt ceiling won’t be that bad.
What do you think the right approach from Democrats is here? I’d like to say “I wish a motherfucker would make us default on our credit obligations” but that’s a tough one to stomach.