The public displays of disaffection among participants in the U.S. government have become more akin to some kind of reality show in which various members of the family commit acts of disrespect and hurt upon one another.
For those who are striving for family pride, the public displays of tit for tat and much worse that undermine the integrity of government, keeping some of that in the office of family counselor might be better than public thrashing and trashing. That is what is meant by a little less transparency.
We know what goes on in the bedroom, but do we need to see it on television all of the time?
The odd couple, Mitt and Harry, are reengaged. Here’s hoping that Harry won’t throw the legislative spaghetti against the wall in a last minute tantrum.
More subdued watchers in China are not at all amused by American undisciplined behavior. They might think that this is a display of wild freedom in government, liberty gone wild, or something.
The story concludes in a last minute cuddle when a cake is baked and iced and a slice is shared before bedtime. All may appear to be well, but the whole world is watching and everyone knows better. They are waiting for next seasons premier when voters remember in November.
"Another day older ...: Another day closer to the debt limit deadline. Time is growing short, desperately short, in fact, for Congress to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.
Raising the $16.7 trillion debt ceiling is the most serious concern. Without an increase, the government could run out of money to pay its bills, and that could mean another recession, economists say.
Uncertainty reigned on Tuesday night as House GOP leaders bolted from the Capitol after failing to garner enough votes on their latest incarnation of a debt-ceiling and continuing resolution bill.
But Senate leaders did provide a ray of hope after a long day of waiting and waiting some more.
"Given tonight's events, the leaders have decided to work toward a solution that would reopen the government and prevent default. They are optimistic an agreement can be reached," said Don Stewart, spokesman for Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.).
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) spokesman Adam Jentleson echoed that sentiment.
"Sen. Reid and Sen. McConnell have re-engaged in negotiations and are optimistic that an agreement is within reach."