Once again the Tea Party and the Raving Right want to hold the US to ransom. Get rid of Obamacare or we won't pass the budget or increase the debt ceiling! I think they've painted themselves into a corner. Elections in a November. Does the public really find these shenanigans edifying or sensible? Like a bunch of horrid tots throwing tantrums and food.
Cartoon by Bob Gorell
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