Watching the “the liberal media” (current TV, MSNBC) today, suddenly there is talk of a “clean” debt ceiling bill and the 14th amendment invocation option. I say it’s about fucking time! Maybe Washington has finally gotten the message that this whole so-called crisis was manufactured by the Republicans in order to derail the Obama presidency and to avoid doing something about the real crisis, which is the continuing excessively high unemployment rate. If the President actually has the balls to invoke the 14th amendment (and I’m afraid he doesn’t) that would calm the markets and avoid financial meltdown (again!). At the same time the President announces that he is raising the debt ceiling, with or without consent of Congress, he should demand that they pass a clean debt ceiling bill. Either way, we get through this with a relatively unscathed economy and the Congress can get back to doing nothing. . .