Congressional Republican Loggerheadedness Beginning to Backfire

Dems begin to demand changes in automatic spending cuts scheduled for October 17th.

Infused with a new burst of political capital as the country shakes its head and laughs at the fanatical, obstructionist wing of the Republican Party, Democrats have successfully shifted the dialogue away from Obamcare and have begun trying to leverage the ill-conceived brinkmanship to avoid spending cuts scheduled for the forthcoming sequester.

Both sides, says the Washington Post, are awaiting financial news today to see if market turmoil can force the other side into a panicked capitulation, continuing a now three-week old strategy of using the national economy as a bargaining chip. [Washington Post]