While the latest blockbuster news from Capitol Hill will help the nation avoid a disastrous fiscal fiasco, there are still plenty of people who are unhappy with how it all played out.
For weeks on end, our elected officials have been hammering one another over the debt ceiling, (along with a number of other looming legislative issues), proving once again that our entire political process is fraught with egotistical peril.
Now, after the debt ceiling was finally raised in a last-minute maneuver, not everyone is pleased with how it turned out.
For instance, Senator Lindsey Graham, who lashed out at his fellow Republicans during an appearance on Hannity.
“Well, we screwed up. For two months, we promised our base and the American people that we would not help the Democratic Party raise the debt ceiling so they could spend $3.5 to $5 trillion through reconciliation. At the end of the day, we blinked. Two things have happened: We let our people down, and we made Democrats believe that we are all talk and no action. At the end of the day, every Republican voted against raising the debt ceiling, every Democratic senator voted for it. But we had a process in place. We made a promise, for two months, that we would make them do it without our help and we folded, and I hate that.”
But he did have some hope for the future.
“We’re in a hole; we’ve got to dig out of this hole and we can. We shot ourselves in the foot tonight, but we will revisit this issue in December.”
But will the American people be as excited about future legislative stagnation as Graham is?