Ben Affleck’s “The Town” used in House GOP meeting

Ben Affleck in "The Town"
Ben Affleck in "The Town"

Debt talks…they’re intense. Apparently they get so intense that a Ben Affleck film was brought in to rally support. The Washington Post reports that during a House GOP meeting, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., showed a scene from last year’s bank robbery film “The Town.”

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.

And things aren’t looking so good in the House this morning, at least if you’re John Boehner.

We’ve got just six days to go before we hit August 2nd. So, which other Ben Affleck films could help us with the debt standoff?

Maybe a little “Boiler Room”? Or perhaps “Chasing Amy”?

UPDATE: Mr. Affleck responds


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