Because the more I think about Mitch McConnell’s proposal, the darker things are looking.
I tried in my initial post to be fair and balanced, and not simply reactive. But it’s growing on me, and not in a good way.
The good news is that 98% of Americans probably have no idea what the proposal is, and of those 98%, far more are on our side, according to the latest Gallup poll:
Despite agreement among leaders of both sides of the political aisle in Washington that raising the U.S. debt ceiling is necessary, more Americans want their member of Congress to vote against such a bill than for it, 42% vs. 22%, while one-third are unsure. This 20-percentage-point edge in opposition to raising the debt ceiling in Gallup’s July 7-10 poll is slightly less than the 28-point lead (47% vs. 19%) seen in May.
I’m hoping that by the morning, this will just have been a bad dream.