How hard can it be for the GOP to communicate its key positions: No new taxes, a dollar in spending cuts for every dollar in debt ceiling hike, plus budget caps and a Balanced Budget Amendment passing both the House and the Senate.
All of the stories that MSM are using to try and float alternatives wouldn’t have to be written if the House Leadership would follow Senator McConnell’s example and just say “no.” Again and again if necessary.
Whether we have a default, or a market panic or any bad consequence at all from the failure to lift the debt ceiling depends entirely upon the Democrats. There aren’t going to be any new taxes and there have to be deep cuts. The president has to cave and all the House Democrats know it.
Now of only Speaker Boehner, Leader Cantor and Whip McCarthy started showing up in the public eye saying these things again and again and again then even the MSM would have to start to cover the reality that deep cuts can and have to be made, and soon.