My take on this is that the republicans, IN THEIR WORLD, think that if the president raises the budget ceiling, he will face his own armegeddon.
My feeling is that he will be the hero, he will look like the only sane and responsible ADULT in the room.
However it’s not quite time to breathe easy just yet. I beleive that this is just a ploy to create the ILLUSION that the republicans, are trying to be the sensible adults . Mitch Mcconnel knows his plan to give the president full athority to raise the debt ceiling will never fly with the tea-party freshman. And is just a strategy to create more delay. If this is truly his strategy , then we will only find ourselves back in square one.