The Salon article by Brian Beutler is linked below.
Salon's Brian Beutler: Wacko Birds in Decline?
"Which is why — as volatile as things are, and as disconcerting as the shutdown is — it’s a mistake to interpret stories about the view from inside the conservative bubble as reflective of the party leadership’s ultimate intent. House Republicans might be an ungovernable mess. But the people who control the floor understand the real dangers of breaching the debt limit."
---Brian Beutler, Salon