I’ve seen 18 year-olds organize protests better than this sorry-ass Teapublican attempt to kill Obamacare. They had no strategy, no tactics, just bluster. And they just shot themselves in the foot, perhaps fatally. They are now paper tigers.
Ten takeaways from The Great G.O.P. Cave-in
1. President Obama won. For once, he held firm, and it worked.
5. Republicans need remedial lessons in game theory. If you aren’t willing to go over the cliff, and your opponent knows that, there’s no point in engaging in brinkmanship.
10. We get to do it all again in January and February. But next time, we’ll all be aware in advance that the G.O.P.’s threats to force a debt default are empty.