Sanctimoniously convinced that default would be good for the country, despite every economist who can speak aloud saying that two weeks into November would spell a deep recession for America, and that a week into December would spell a worldwide downturn that would likely last years, the TEA-Traitors in the House have forced the Spineless Speaker to cut Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell off at mid-thigh. Having heard the details of an agreement to reopen the government, to sabotage it they demanded an extra year of abeyance on the medical equipment tax, that they, and their own staff, be denied the option of their employers paying part of their premiums (as does min, and every other persons whose employer provides insurance), that the Treasury be forbidden to pay bills from cash rich programs to extend the next default deadline, but default on each indebtedness as the program runs out of money and a half dozen other "you'll-never-sign-this-so-it'll-be-your-fault" measures that I've forgotten. Meanwhile, two rating agencies announced that they had put the USA's AAA financial rating "on watch."
Having accomplished the stupid part, the segued into the ignorant part. In order to accomplish that, and prove to all and sundry that they were well and truly committed to governing through pure and distilled ignorance, a half-dozen Representatives (cannot imagine who they think they're "representing") paraded in front of press microphones to declare that they were only trying to inject a little "fairness" into ObamaCare and the Debt Ceiling process.
Finally, in an obvious attempt to put to rest any lingering doubts, they looked directly into the camera and demanded that the Democrats and the President end the Obama-Democrat government shutdown. After making demands they had been told from before the election were non-starters, repeatedly attempting to persuade the American people through the people's laughter that those demands were reasonable and should be negotiated and upping the ante every time it looked as if anyone actually were willing to talk, they declared the resultant and continuing shutdown the Democrat-Obama Shutdown. Then they took the talks that had occurred and laid them at the feet of some yahoo who showed up with a Confederate Battle Flag, screaming "Hell no, we won't vote," a sentiment which had become obvious when they changed the rules so that only Rep. Cantor (TEA-Traitor-in-Chief) could bring a bill out of committee to the House floor.
The last threat I heard before I turned off the TV was that they would vote on their bill of poison pills and take the weekend off, weekends apparently running from Wednesday through Monday for the immediate future.