I'd like to mention a currently popular Democratic delusion, as exemplified by this comment at Daily Kos today:
"What's whacky is the end game. The GOP is going to lose on this like
they lost on the 2012 election, the fiscal cliff, Benghazi hearings,
Bush tax cuts for the rich, Hagel nomination, etc...So what's their
Well, here is their "brilliant" plan: Sure, they will take a bit of a hit over the sequestration, but they believe that will be long forgotten by the 2014 elections. What won't be forgotten is the new recession, deliberately caused by their intransigence, which they will then spend hundreds of millions of dollars blaming on the President and Congressional Democrats.
And I hope there is no one reading this, at this point in history, that doubts that the Republicans will deliberately destroy our economy in order to take back power.
Well, that is the plan. Hang on tight, and we'll see if it works.