The media has taken to making this seem like it's both sides who can't agree on a budget deal. Let's be clear - it's not. It's one side that won't budge or compromise. It's the Republicans. And the real reason most of them won't is because of the traitor Grover Norquist's treasonous anti-tax pledge.
Senior, old-line conservatives have come forward and called the pledge foul, yet the GOP leadership, too far mired in this morass of their own making, refuse to compromise. Lump Boehner, Cantor and McConnell in with Norquist as traitors.
These people give us a perfect reason to consider the 'Initiative, Referendum and Recall' process so that, in the future, when they try to do something as puerile and pointless as cause the nation to lose its credit rating status or default on debt payments, or simply hijack the political process, they'll find themselves being UN-ELECTED pretty damned fast.