Mike Barnicle to Pat Buchanan on debt ceiling: "Hey Pat. You know what's interesting? If you walk around, go do your grocery shopping on weekends and get gas in your car, and you listen to what’s out there. You listen to people. This is all pretty simple. They're making it much more difficult and incomprehensible in Washington than it has to be. And it comes down to this: People wanna know about our elected officials in the House and the Senate. [They say]: 'Hey, why don’t you do something for the country before you do something for your political party?'"
Pat Buchanan, msnbc analyst: "Speaking for the conservative Republicans, they believe that if they don't hold the line, and they don't stop these taxes from going up, their country is headed down the same road as all these countries in Europe, and they're determined to do it now. That's why they're taking a terrible beating."