Well, this must have been somewhat uncomfortable. Chris Wallace smacking around Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on his party’s shutdown of the government:
“Despite these stakes, the president is refusing to negotiate,” Wallace said. He noted that previous votes to raise the debt ceiling have included campaign finance reform, school prayer, and a nuclear freeze. “What’s unprecedented is not Congress tying strings; what’s unprecedented is a president refusing to negotiate.”
“Frankly, I think your history is wrong,” Lew said. “If you look at the cases where the debt limit was involved, there were many other things attached to the debt limit, but the question of threatening to cause a default of the United States, not until 2011 did it become a positive agenda—”
“With all due respect, your history is wrong,” Wallace responded.
You know, I know that a lot of Republicans are upset at the way that the media is treating them. But when it comes down to it: the Democrats are probably even more upset at the way that the media is treating them. The Democrats were clearly expecting to have no challenges to their narrative whatsoever… and it’s becoming increasingly clear that they won’t know what to do when that narrative fails.