Remember chicken–driving at night without headlights waiting for the other guy to see you and swerve?
It’s a stupid silly pastime that causes the brainless to feel macho right up until they shoot over the edge of the cliff to their deaths.
Michael Cohen explains the Republican game of chicken:
Since Republicans won the House of Representatives in 2010, the country has staggered from one pointless fiscal showdown after another. In every case, Congress and the president have repeatedly kicked the can down the road rather than pass legislation that either made serious efforts to right the country’s fiscal imbalances, or would stimulate economic growth.
And virtually this entire situation is the result of Republican intransigence. If you’ve come looking for false equivalence or a pox on both houses-style argument, you’ve come to the wrong place. This one is all on the GOP. They’ve created this crisis; the perpetuated it and then refused to resolve it until the country had basically gone over the fiscal cliff they manufactured.