Update II: GAME ALMOST OVER: Boehner to Let The Senate Debt Ceiling Deal Come to the Floor
Update: Markets are banking on this debt deal: 7 charts
The world knows America is pretty foolish, but disbelief is the predominant sentiment as default is hours away.
Rational Americans hold to about the same sense of disbelief and horror.
Matt Taibbi in 2011 described John Boehner as "the ultimate Beltway hack, a man whose unmatched and self-serving skill at political survival has made him, after two decades in Washington, the hairy blue mold on the American congressional sandwich."
And his betters may be telling him to knock it off, economic catastrophe is a very bad thing.
Tea Baggers can go back to their white homeland and pray, no matter how many rightwing nuts tell them suicide is glorious.
That's what we hope.