Reporter John Harwood has 3 indispensable tweets on the ongoing debt ceiling debate.
Basically, the Democrats have been trying all Summer to negotiate with the GOP in a “conference” on the budget, only to see the Republicans refuse. Now the GOP is demanding negotiations, but is not willing to offer any concessions, nor is it even willing to stake out a clear position that it wants.
Understand these three points, and you’ll basically have a better understanding of the debate than any of the yakkers yakking cliches for the next few weeks.
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