There’s an interesting possibility, even a likelihood, we may see unfold over the coming days. And if it happens, we might find out quickly whether there’s a limit past which consensus opinion, the Wall Street/business interests who hold such a sway over national politics and even elements within the GOP will not indulge this mania.
I mentioned before that it’s not clear whether John Boehner even has the votes for his own plan in the chamber he runs. In other words, will House Republicans even support Boehner’s plan, the plan of their nominal leader, let alone anything that would pass the Senate or garner the president’s signature?
At that point everyone should be able to see there aren’t two sides here to tango, we’re listening to the sound of one hand compromising.
The scenario being floated informally now by a lot of observers is that if and when we come to that point Republicans in the Senate, Wall Street and just a lot sane people in general who haven’t come off the sidelines yet or haven’t really been paying attention just say: Dude, you don’t have a full deck, this is over.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.