Mr. Towery is full of it when he states "What leverage will the GOP have next year that will be stronger than the cards they hold now? The answer: none."
The statement is a total lie.
In February, something call the debt ceiling will automatically be containing the Congresional spending frenzy and will stop continued deficit spending once the ceiling is reached. This is, of course, the largest sledgehammer the GOP could possibly weild. Under any circumstances, there is no larger "hammer" for spending restraint.
Those in Congress who are 'limited Gov't" fanatics need to use the debt ceiling "hammer" to railroad PrezBO into spending not so much of the taxpayers' treasure.
For those who say the US will default if the debt...