Our extraordinary President speaking tonight, after the Senate vote and before the House, graciously, as always, announcing that the Shutdown is over and the country will continue to pay its bills as the debt ceiling will be raised.
So what happened? A lot, and I will say more in the next few days. For now, I will say this:
And the GOP really thought they were winning. Why? Because they were certain he would cave. He didn't. And the terms of their surrender have just been voted on and codified into law in the House and the Senate.
It is possible, but by no means certain, that we will look back and call this a major milestone in the evolution of a workable, intelligent political process in this country.