How House Republicans Are Whipping for Debt Ceiling Votes

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By showing their members this clip from a Ben Affleck bank robber movie, says the WashPost:

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the party’s vote counter, began his talk by showing a clip from the movie, “The Town”, trying to forge a sense of unity among the independent-minded caucus.

One character asks his friend: “I need your help. I can’t tell you what it is. You can never ask me about it later.”

“Whose car are we gonna take,” the character says.

After showing the clip, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), one of the most outspoken critics of leadership among the 87 freshmen, stood up to speak, according to GOP aides.

“I’m ready to drive the car,” West replied, surprising many Republicans by giving his full -throated support for the plan.

It’s not entirely clear who’s going to get “hurt” here, but this is Washington, so I’m going to hazard a guess that it’s “everyone.”