Bruce Bartlett was on Hardball today. If you missed his appearance it was simply amazing. He destroyed every Republican fiscal talking point in 5 minutes. He then ended the interview with this when Chris asked him how to end the debt issue. CM: I feel like sanity has just walked into the door. Bruce, so great, now that I realize you're smart and have the numbers, give me two seconds. Any way to solve this kerfuffle? BB: I think at this point, there's nothing that can pass the House of Representatives. CM: Because it's too much of a zoo? BB: Yeah, i think a good chunk of the Republican caucus is either stupid, crazy, ignorant or craven cowards, who are desperately afraid of the tea party people, and rightly so. WOW. He does let out a dirty little secret though. After the jump. Daily Kos: Hardball: Bruce Bartlett desroys every Republican fiscal talking point in 5 minutes.