Here's one for Jonathan Chait, who notes not only that it's really not actually possible for House Republicans to meet their policy goals without negotiating with the President of the United States -- but that by telling Speaker Boehner not to do so, they're actually buying into the very strategy which they themselves believe didn't work over the last two weeks.
Which is nuts, of course.
The best part is that, as he reports, apparently some Republicans really think that Joe Biden was negotiating on his own, without White House guidance, in this last round. I think that one goes more in the foolish category than the crazy bin, but at any rate it's an amazing misreading of what just happened. Hey, did you know that conservative talk radio believes (okay, the conservative talk radio host I heard last night was saying) that Nancy Pelosi is a drooling idiot? They think (that is, they say) the same thing about Biden, and of course about Barack Obama, too. Or, that is, they simultaneously believe that at least Pelosi and Obama are both simple-minded fools and brilliant Machiavels (can we bring that word back, by the way?).
As long as I'm sort of on the subject, I'll push my idea for how Democrats should deal with this: challenge Republicans to televised negotiations, but with the price for admission set as a detailed, specific proposal.
But mostly I just liked Chait's post quite a bit. Nice catch!