We're at the endgame of this particular episode of Republican craziness. Their logic and their brains have melted away. Their messaging is a toxic stew. The biggest questions now are how much damage will they cause, to the country and to themselves.
We must stand up for the president against the calls for his impeachment and urge the press to ask Mitt Romney whether he agrees with his supporters that the president committed an impeachable offense or whether he disagrees.
Back in 1995 and 1996, a government shutdown actually happened -- twice. The debt ceiling was not raised, but the country did not default. President Clinton actively used his veto pen, as the Republicans sent him bills that they knew he would not sign.