Some terrifically honest political strategizing from the Republican leader in this interview.
They want to blame the economy on us. The reason that default is no better an idea today than when Newt Gingrich tried it in 1995 is that it destroys your brand and would give the president an opportunity to blame us for the bad economy. Look, he owns the economy. He’s been in office nearly three years now. We refuse to let us entice us in to co-ownership of a bad economy.
Let's remember how John Boehner put it yesterday, describing Barack Obama's role in the crisis.
This debt limit increase is his problem.
You know, I'm starting to see a pattern.
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