I personally have no use for Senator Reid, old party over country, McConnell is also that way. But what I was trying to say, is let the ACA kick in with worts and all, after a year it is the people who can decide by who or who doesnít control the senate. I also do not believe it is working. If the latest news I hear, Boehner has already dropped the defunding of the ACA and added other stuff that would make it more easy to negotiate.
Capitulating, no. It is called picking the right time, the right place and have the right resources and perhaps the majority of the people on your side. Picking a fight should be well thought out which I have the impression this one was not. Using oneís head and avoiding a battle too soon that you are not prepared for is not capitulating, it is called living to fight another day.
Yes I have argued that point about more than enough money to pay the interest and service the debt. If this country defaults, it wonít be because of money coming in. It will be because the treasury secretary or some other person put the wrong priorities on spending what was coming in. The interest payments should be made first and then use what left to fund necessary items in the government, not the nice to have items.
But even so, when that rider was tied to the cr, Boehner and every republican in congress knew that it wasnít going to fly. To me, it showed me a total lack of political common sense on the GOP side of the aisle. Politics is said to be the art of the possible. Trying to do the impossible leads to bad choices and perhaps yes, capitulation or worse.