What did Republicans learn from the debt ceiling debacle? All the wrong lessons.
Here is Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell gloating about taking the economy "hostage."
"I think some of our members may have thought the default issue was a hostage you might take a chance at shooting. Most of us didn’t think that. What we did learn is this — it’s a hostage that’s worth ransoming."
The hostage takers got their ransom. They will surely take the economy hostage once more.