CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The conclusion I came to is this. Republicans have tried brinksmanship, now twice under Obama with the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling, and got shellacked. And Gingrich tried it twice with the shutdowns in the '90s, and he got shellacked. If you're in opposition you cannot govern from the House. So, what do you do?
I thought the way to go ahead is do an incremental debt ceiling hikes where you ask for something relatively small but completely unassailable. I mean, what are the Democrats going to say? We're now going to allow America to go to default because we refuse to ask the Democratic Senate to pass a budget, which under law it has to do and it hasn't for 48 months?