You and your party will be blamed as hostage takers are blamed if you don't behave responsibly on the debt ceiling. I am sure you have had to work with the tea party freshmen but everyone that is drinking their poison will pay a price. I feel sorry for run-of-the-mill Republicans like you, who just want to keep your seats in Congress, but I feel more sorry for those of us living off of Social Security who feel insecure about their benefit because of the irresponsible posturing of people in YOUR party. I can't say anything that will change you or your party but I can hope that your influence, and particularly the influence of the mob to the right of you, is fleeting.
You can write to your congressman via http://house.gov. Have your zip code + 4 ready.