In the end, in the last minutes of the House that was elected in the tea party year, 2010, Boehner's Republican caucus couldn't even get its majority.
Tomorrow some of them will be gone. That's about the best news we can take away from last night cliff-hanger. That and the Republican leadership pleading, "Please, socialist muslim DemoRats, will you help us out?"
But no one is a real winner here. We still have the debt ceiling ahead. The only difference is that the "we" of Congress is about to change (tomorrow) in the House, and the Dem majority in the Senate has grown. And the ratings agencies are breathing down the collective neck of Congress, threatening a rate dip...
...If you're still looking for who's hurting -- and in a rage -- this morning, the Washington Post has one answer: the tea party.
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