No, I’m not going to write the definitive analysis of these things. I’m going to turn into a linker and refer you to the analyses of others, because I don’t have much to add to what they say:
The short version of the leadership’s plans: the House will pass a CR that defunds Obamacare and send it to the Senate to see if Senate GOP can make it stick. The House, anticipating that Senate Dems will strip out Obamacare defunding, will also pass a 1-year debt ceiling increase in exchange for an Obamacare delay until 2015, some tax and budget reforms, and the Keystone pipeline.
That’s divided government for ya.
Here’s the usual White House spin.
John Podhoretz criticizes Republican strategy or lack thereof.