At the very least, members of the radical-right faction of the Republican party have lost the support of a large majority of Americans. The left should hope that they hang in there for a while, irresponsible though they are, because they're eating away at support for the Republican party as well as their own.
Today's poll is interesting.
Sixty-five percent want Congress to reach a deal that includes both higher taxes and cuts to spending. However, 55 percent said cuts to the military were unacceptable, and 68 percent said the same about cuts to Medicaid.
Opposition to any kind of entitlement reform is particularly pronounced in the poll – 60 percent are against raising the Medicare eligibility age, and 60 percent are against changing the way Social Security benefits are calculated to slow the rate of increase. ...The Hill
The rest of us -- from middle to left -- need to recognize that we're well on our way winning this round if not the whole shebang. Thing is, don't let up on the pressure.