Here’s the story, according to Richard Reeves at truth[sic]dig:
Taking a few moments away from their normal business of stopping progress, those dastardly teabaggers held speaker of the house John Boner hostage (presumably at musket-point) and “blackmailed their opponents” into accepting a debt deal that nobody in America, save for this gaggle of “know-nothings” nostalgic for the 18th century, wanted. And Obama, president of the United States, most powerful man ever, just went along with it. Why? Because, poor trusting sap that he is, he believed Boner could “deal with the hostage-takers,” but tragically he was wrong.
I think some of the folks at truthdig need to keep digging.