Maybe the ‘crazies' in the House GOP really are crazy

They are determined not to compromise

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Maybe we should take more seriously the claim that the "wing nuts" in the House GOP really are a bunch of crazies, just like the GOP establishment sometimes says they are. Maybe Speaker John Boehner’s fatal error wasn’t that he called them mean names, but that he tried to co-opt and negotiate with them. By definition, you really can’t deal rationally with crazies.

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