Conservatives continue to rage against debt limit deal, while eyes turn to Progressive Caucus

With the legislative text out, House Democratic leaders sounded optimistic late in the day about Progressive Caucus support. 

But as the Semafor headline noted, “The Democrats (mostly) won the debt ceiling fight.” Or as progressive journalist Josh Marshall put it, Republicans walked into a Denny’s to hold it at gunpoint, demanded money, and walked out with nothing more than breakfast. It’s okay to be disappointed at some of the concessions while also celebrating Biden’s major negotiating victory in a government in which Republicans, with the House, unfortunately do have a say. 

Many conservatives remain furious.