Initial Reaction in House…Seems Cool

by Rich Lowry

From a Republican aide who would know on the sentiment regarding the contingency plan:

We, the House, hate this and it will not move.  It would basically mean that the President only needs 1/3 of the either body to raise the debt limit, meaning that we would cede our majority status in the House.  Can you imagine how insane this would make the grass roots/tea party—we have the numbers to stop an increase, but we completely give up and let Dems uphold a veto with a 1/3 vote.  No way.