"The greatest concern to the Cut, Cap and Balance Coalition is the integrity of the Cut, Cap and Balance Pledge that was signed by 39 House Members and 12 Senators, and whether voting for the proposed deal constitutes a Pledge violation... We hold that is does violate the pledge, on several grounds."
-- From a declaration issued today by a coalition of more than a hundred Tea Party groups which warns that any vote for John Boehner's debt ceiling proposal constitutes a violation of a pledge signed by dozens of Republican lawmakers
This is what it's come to. The Republican party is completely beholden to these people and terrified of the threats made by them. And these people are blithering idiots who honestly don't think that a U.S. default would be a big deal -- that it's some kind of hoax like climate change, evolution or the death of Elvis.
They'll willfully cause this country to be plunged into economic catastrophe if the GOP doesn't immediately disavow their insanity. This cannot be allowed to happen.