For John, BLUF: Actually, such a thing doesn't exist for the Bien-pensant. Nothing to see here; just move along.
So, on 17 September Mr Michael Winship, writing for Nation of Change, gives us "Congress Is a Confederacy of Dunces".
What it boils down to is that the Democrats are prepared to shut down the Federal Government over the issue of funding Planned Parenthood. It isn't cast that way, but that is the way it is.
And why does Planned Parenthood get money from the Feds? What do they do that is not covered by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PP&ACA)? And if not, why not?
So, from my angle, Ms Nancy Pelosi and Mr Harry Reid are prepared to stop paychecks to thousands of Civil Servants over the funding of Planned Parenthood. How does that make sense?
Regards — Cliff