House Speaker John Boehner “may need a shutdown just to get it out of their system,” said a top GOP leadership adviser. “We might need to do that for member-management purposes — so they have an endgame and can show their constituents they’re fighting.”
I wonder how many days of default are necessary for the “endgame”? Does a complete cratering of the stock and bond markets show enough “fight”? Just how much pain does the rest of the country have to endure to satisfy the 27% who elected this neanderthal rump?