I promised myself to stay away from the debt ceiling. And I almost made it. But last night's twin speeches pushed me over the edge.

I know I'm gonna get in trouble today, but I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore.

As someone who cut his political teeth watching Ronald Reagan work with Speaker Tip O'Neill back in the day, I really miss the days of compromise and cooperation. This era of hyper political partisanship, is equally frustrating and depressing.

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