Well if nothing else, Obama gives good speeches. He did a very good job of laying the blame for this debt ceiling mess on the doorstep of his opposition without sounding like he was whining. Boehner on the other hand was clearly backed into a corner on the issue and was in extreme defense mode. I feel a little sorry for the poor guy. He really wants to come to a compromise but his strings are controlled by the new guys on the block and they all made that ridiculous pledge that they can't possibly keep. Interesting times. Sounds like we might actually get to see what happens if the debt ceiling doesn't get raised. Sure hope the TP guys are right. If all the other pubs and dems are right we might be in for that double dip with no way out. The great experiment that ha lasted for over 2 centuries may end in failure for the inability of one group to give any ground at all. Dysfunctional is a very apt description of our Congress since 2010. Very sad state of affairs.