ABC's Tapper Brilliantly Paints White House Spokesman Into Corner

TAPPER: The worst-case scenario here is a default, right?


CARNEY: That is a bad scenario. I’m not sure — I mean —


TAPPER: Is it worse —


CARNEY: You know, there are things you could anticipate. But I — yes.


TAPPER: Is it worse than voting on the debt ceiling again next year?


CARNEY: The uncertainty created by regular votes on whether or not, for the first time — you know, and if you think it’s — there’s — there are political —


TAPPER: Weren’t there regular votes on raising the debt ceiling during the Bush years?

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