What If The GOP Isn’t Playing Chicken?

Andrew Sullivan —  Jun 30 2011 @ 8:36pm

Jonathan Bernstein begins to worry:

[W]hat scares me is the strong possibility that a large percentage of Republicans in Congress have come to believe their own rhetoric about the debt limit: that somehow it just doesn’t matter. That default is an acceptable option. What scares me is that epistemic closure among Republican leaders is very real, and very difficult to puncture.

Chait defends the 14th amendment contingency plan.