There are a few facts and dynamics I don't hear being discussed concerning Republican fiscal brinkmanship. Our pundits and news outlets make assumptions that this will all proceed rationally, somehow. I'm not so hopeful. What is not being factored into these assumption are Republican craziness, Republican selfishness, and Republican corruption. Those three dynamics will pull the right-wing away from acting in the public interest, or even acting in their own self-interest.
- Dare Republicans go against the wishes and demands of the people who corrupt them?
- Are Republicans able to grasp reality, even their own political reality?
- Selfishness diminishes Republican ability to act in the public interest; how much will that determine their actions here?
All three factors or dynamics are powerful, individually. Combined their power becomes exponential. What do you think?