Republican freshmen put debt talks in jeopardy
“These are people who are, deep down, anti-government. They sincerely believe the country is being spent into bankruptcy and they are prepared to take whatever action is necessary to reduce spending,” says Mark Rozell, a professor in political science at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Quite interesting analysis. GOP Freshmen are not looking for compromise, they are looking to make fundamental structural changes. The big problem is, they have only a minority mandate from voters, most of whom have no idea what they were voting for. Most voters likely thought they were registering protest votes, with the intention of voting the other direction in the next election. Who knew what damage could be done in just two years.