Any questions you may have regarding whether the White House is in the full throes of politics rather than policy look at the Sunday morning talk show guest list. Â Who do you find? Political advisor David Plouffe. Â Just like you found political advisor David Axelrod during the unpaid for dumb decision back in December 2010. Â It’s the Sunday before the United States could default as the deadline to raise the debt limit approaches on Tuesday. Â The GOP appears to have gotten all that it wanted — even when that was the case in the early part of the discussions they could not take yes for an answer.