Picking Fights Republicans Can Win: An Alternative to Debt Ceiling Showdown

Watching the news media this weekend start the process of setting up Republicans for another losing fight has been depressing.

Congressional Republicans seem to be moving toward three decisions that are profoundly wrong.

Just listening this weekend some Republican leaders seem to be saying: They will fight over the debt ceiling; They are urging President Barack Obama to lead; They have come out of one failed cycle of secret negotiations with the White House and seem eager to start right back in on a new cycle of negotiations.

All three are demonstrably wrong.

The debt ceiling is a terrible place to fight when there is a Sequester bill and a Continuing Resolution available.

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