From the Daily Beast:
Why, they asked, did the GOP seem so in the thrall of its most extremist wing? The donors, banker types who occupy the upper reaches of Wall Street’s towers, couldn’t understand why the Republican Party—their party—seemed close to threatening the nation with a government shutdown, never mind a default if the debt ceiling isn’t raised later this month.This ends when true GOP heavyweights inside and outside of Government (the non-tea party money men, top Reps / Senators – those who leaked this story to the DB) get Boehner into a room and essentially force him ‘in the strongest possible terms’ to bring this to an end. Make him an offer he can’t refuse, to figuratively hold a gun to his head. And maybe not figuratively.
“Listen,” Walden said, according to several people present. “We have to do this because of the Tea Party. If we don’t, these guys are going to get primaried and they are going to lose their primary.”