Well it looks like the mess may be over-for a while.
Our Galtian overlords have finally had to cave in and recognize that they were only going to get one thing:
The exercise was pointless from the word go. Sane people recognized that. They also recognize how we cannot persist to allow this wreckless bunch of teabaggers to make a mockery of the American politcal system.
This moment in American political life is insane. That a group of narrow-minded zealots could push us to the brink of economic ruin, that they maintain a base of support in their frenzied, quixotic, incompetent gambit, that there is an apparatus that exists to defend this kind of nonsense—it came on us slowly but it is no less an emergency. This is broken. This cannot go on.
And if you can’t see that then it’s not just the world that’s gone mad. You're crazy too.