Just about the only drama left is, potentially, the sputtering desperation of Ted Cruz. Will he and his superhero sidekick, Mike Lee, delay the inevitable--that which for weeks virtually everyone has known it would all come down to, an eleventh-hour buckle by Boehner?
Tune in later today, anarchy fans, as the House passes the Senate bill first and then sends it to the originating body. (An enchanting bit of understatement about this, from Politico: "Dozens of conservatives in the House will be disappointed" by the Senate bill.) The assumption is that Mr. Cruz will announce his heroic intentions prior to the bill's swaddled arrival at the Senate. But he's a wily one, that Ted. So we'll see.
As for sheer entertainment rather than gripping drama, we will, for days to come, get to enjoy the spectacle of House "conservatives" either claiming a historic triumph or fuming in ... disappointment. Or maybe from their addled caucus it'll be a mix. Whatever it is, it's sure to be amusing--although I could do without this sort of amusement.