These clowns just can't get out of their own way. Hey, I can understand (not really) if the GOP is willing to take stands (like making massive cuts to Medicare) which won't make them beloved among a great number of people who count on programs like Medicare. But to do something like this (refusing to pass the stop gap payroll tax deduction compromise) when it will just make average Americans hate you because their taxes will go up after the first of the year? This is just plain stupid. But it is also instructive, and the American people are watching. And I guarantee you they don't like what they're seeing. Do you think average Americans are going to want to go to the polls and vote for these guys? I don't think so.