So the Reps and the Dems have finally secured an agreement regarding the debt ceiling before the dead line was reached, like it was evident they would. As a foreigner I lack the basic knowledge of American politics to understand if there's a winner since it looks like that was a confrontation between the two main parties instead of a common effort to salvage the national economy.
Some say the Republicans - under the influence of the Tea Party - have humiliated prez Obama, but what do I know? Yet I read not all Americans are pleased with the show and the outcome that has resulted.
David for example seems to be just half satisfied:
Thank you Tea Party for your terrorist attack on the world economy, the USA and my retirement.
Now Steve is also rather critical of the Tea Party and specifically of Michelle Bachman:
Michelle Bachman blaming Obama is like an arsonist blaming a fired department for a fire.
Abigail isn't much more amused when she writes:
We can thank the Republicans for a lot of this. First, putting the Nation in an economic mess during and after the Bush Administration and lately with their Tea Party compatriots for a public spectacle leading up to the rise in the debt ceiling.
But there are divergent opinions as well...
Me I don't know but it reminds me of the Spanish saying that Cervantes quoted in his Novelas Ejemplares which he published exactly 400 years ago.
"Il en est qui se crèveront les deux yeux pour que leur ennemi s'en crève un"
(Unfortunately I haven't been able to retrieve the quote and yet I read it and wrote it down at the time)