The WSJ editorial page is in full, establishment exasperation over its party's ACA-defunding-or-die fanatics as the instigators of a political DOA-debt-ceiling bust:
Kamikaze missions rarely turn out well, least of all for the pilots....
Some Republicans think they are sure to hold the House in 2014 no matter what happens because of gerrymandering, but even those levees won't hold if there's a wave of revulsion against the GOP. Marginal seats still matter for controlling Congress. The kamikazes could end up ensuring the return of all-Democratic rule.
In that prospect there is, for sure, mammoth potential.
On the other there's this uncomfortable reminder: The GOP House's 2011 Medicare-demolition proposal was that, originally, which would unquestionably doom the Republican House in 2012. Remember? I thought it would, we all thought it would; the church bells rang as children once again played in the streets as news of the GOP's throat-cutting wafted across the soon-to-be-liberated republic.
Now here we are, still GOP House-unbroken, gleefully foretelling of yet another, imminent liberation, should those fanatical GOPers unleash the hounds--on themselves.
I retain some confidence in at least a conscious, midterm electorate; but I gotta say, the non-fallout from Republicans ravaging the political inviolability of Medicare shook a good deal of my earlier confidence.