President Obama went on Meet the Press and said this about the Republicans:
"They say that their biggest priority is making sure that we deal with the deficit in a serious way, but the way they’re behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans are protected,” Obama said. “That seems to be their only overriding, unifying them."
He seems to have it right from my point of view. The radical Tea Party element seems to have the GOP tied up in knots favoring the rich over good sense. They are willing to sacrifice the majority for the benefit of the few. Politics gone haywire.