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July 1, 2011
I’ve written a few posts in this space criticizing Republicans for their intransigence on the debt ceiling debate. It was fun at the time, but now I’ve been forced to take a hard look at myself, and I’m not sure I like what I see.
It’s Marc Thiessen, writing in the Washington Post, who sent me on this journey of self discovery. You see, according to Thiessen, many of us have entirely missed the real victims in the debt ceiling debate. It’s not you or me or the trillions of people across the globe who will suffer economic calamity if Republicans continue to stonewall, it’s the Republicans themselves. And it’s especially those newly elected Republicans who toddled onto the electoral stage full of innocence and light and made all sorts of campaign promises that now—gasp—they may not be able to fulfill.