A new Politico story (“It’s all on Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell”) reports on the latest development in the Republican-created hostage crisis. The latest development is this: Republicans still refuse to release the two hostages they are holding—the government and the economy—until Democrats meet their latest demands, whatever they now are or soon will be.
I just wanted to note the language used in the Politico story:
McConnell, along with his close ally Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), quietly met with Reid and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) early Saturday to find a way out of the first possible default in U.S. history when the Treasury Department begins to run out of money Oct. 17.
“Find a way out”? Hmm. Let me quickly list the ways out:
1. Republicans release the hostages without a ransom.
2. Democrats pay a ransom.
It’s that simple.