http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/19/us/politics/19fiscal.html?_r=1&hp So, the Republicans cannot handle the tea party whack jobs in Congress, so the best they can do it kick the can down the road to Obama and hope everyone blames him for increasing the debt ceiling. If it hadn't been for the dogmatic tea party children in the House, a real deal had been done. A 4 Trillion dollar plan was on the table, and the GOP walked away from it, basically because they cannot handle the tea baggers. But it is going to backfire. Do you think the US voter wants the nation to be held hostage by a bunch of tea bagger children? Everyone can see that the Republican party is on the way out. They are now being held hostage and will soon only be a notation in History Books.