That's what this has come down to. The House Republicans want to hold America hostage so that they can save their party - the exact same party that has caused this problem:
"At the end of the day, there's a lot of people thinking about how to rebuild this party," said GOP strategist Ed Rollins on CNN, "and do we want to rebuild it with John McCain, who's always kind of questionable on the basic facts of fiscal control, all the rest of it, immigration. And I think to a certain extent this 110, 115 members of this study group are saying, here's the time to draw the line in the sand."
"That's pretty scary stuff that they're thinking about party right now and not country, is that what you're saying?" responded host Anderson Cooper.
"I think they're, yes, they're thinking about themselves," said Rollins. "I think they don't think that the threat is as great as a lot of other people do."
This would go hand in hand with the House Republicans wanting to see the whole market collapse.
And what about John McCain? Well he is right in the thick of it:
"Bush is no diplomat," said a Democratic staffer, "but he's Cardinal freaking Richelieu compared to McCain. McCain couldn't negotiate an agreement on dinner among a family of four without making a big drama with himself at the heroic center of it. And then they'd all just leave to make themselves a sandwich."
Is that the man we want leading our country at this time, or ever? Perhaps it is time to declare the House Republicans and John McCain a new axis of evil. They are acting just like terrorists, putting their ideology before the good of the people.