Like a duck hit on the head.
(An analogy attributed to Lincoln I remember from K Burns' Civil War show long ago!)
I don't have much profound to say right now. I do think this budget fight is the crossroads which will either enable or kill chances at all manner of progressive initiatives.
And I am fascinated by the GOP's utter inability to get its head around the situation.
Last night, we hear T Cole expressing willingness to pass the tax cut for 98%. Man, that seems to open the door.
Today, the GOP can't figure out what it wants to do.
It can't even figure out its own position!
The stress of trying to maintain its ideology in collision with an utterly hostile reality is rendering it incapable of even making a proposal.
FWI, I am optimistic that either ...
The tax cut for the 98% will be passed now, and then tough budget battles will be fought next year.
We go over the Fiscal Curb, the 98% tax cut will be quickly passed then, and the GOP will be even more profoundly weakened.
It's an amazing time. And it will change the political game for decades.
What do you think?