McConnell, like most other Republican leaders, has all along seen the battle over raising the debt ceiling as part of a master plan to unseat Obama. Remember, it was McConnell who openly admitted the GOP’s “top goal is to defeat President Obama in 2012” – a brazen and bizarre statement in the face of the worst economic crisis in seventy years.
H/T to Thoma.
The thing that's clear is that the lizard-people will stop at nothing to defeat Obama in 2012. Whether this ploy will succeed or not is anybody's guess. A check of possible outcomes does NOT favor the incumbent. If we get a Rethug lizard in the White House in 2012, "We, the People" are literally finished. The America that once was will dwindle to a faded memory, as the American people devolve into corporate serfdom.