Quote of the Day

[Trigger warning for violent rhetoric.]

"I think some of our members may have thought the default issue was a hostage you might take a chance at shooting. Most of us didn't think that. What we did learn is this—it's a hostage that's worth ransoming."—Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Epulsive).

This extraordinarily frank admission about the vicious cynicism of the Republican members of the US Senate is buried in the last paragraph of a Washington Post article.

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