CNN Politics reports that "top congressional Republicans called Tuesday for Obama to make public the specific spending cuts he will offer in a deficit reduction deal," which is just peachy, except, as Matthew Yglesias notes, "the White House has already done this in both their FY 2013 budget request and their initial memo on the fiscal cliff," all of which shows us just how serious those top congressional Republicans are.
I like the CNN story, though, which is headlined less as news than as a comment on the right's chronically depraved psychological condition: "Angry with Obama, GOP threatens political war next year."
That would be a reference, of course, to the next upcoming crisis of partisan-madmen predictability: yet another debt-ceiling calamity. We all expect it, we know it's coming, just as sure as God made little red madmen, although I missed this situation-awareness-detached, thus ever so slightly hopeful observation from Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen:
Threatening to tank the entire economy, which is what would happen if we ever defaulted on our debt, is not a kind of negotiating strategy that is going to be popular with the American people.
Your point being, Congressman?