Moment of Truth

Read Michael Tomasky’s editorial, The Republicans’ Moment of Truth, on the Republican Party in the face of the so-called “fiscal cliff:”

The only thing the Republicans are ready to play, as usual, is roulette, with the cocked gun against the country’s temple, unfortunately, and not their own. It’s worth taking a moment in this context to consider: Never have the priorities for survival and success of a major party’s Washington politicians been so utterly at odds with the priorities required for the country’s survival and success. These Washington Republicans represent the one-third of the country that hates government, despises Obama, and considers obstruction victory.

The rational two-thirds wants compromise, good-faith bargaining, higher taxes on the wealthy, a reasonably strong safety net, and lower defense spending. But the obstructionist one-third wants the opposite. McConnell and Boehner aren’t ideologically committed to that one-third in the way that Jim DeMint and Paul Ryan are, but so far, they have never once stood up to it for the country’s sake. We’ll find out this weekend who they really are.


Can the Fascists Win?

While waiting for Mitt the Twitt to reveal his income tax returns, I noticed an article on the internet focusing on these five adjectives:  Obstructionist, Vindictive, Delusional, Hypocritical, and Inept. Does this sound like today’s Republican Party? Does this sound like someone you want to lead this country into the future? Is it any wonder that they nominated Mitt the Twitt to be their leader? If we add Lying and Cheating to the list and an inept press that is more interested in keeping their ratings up with a close race, then it seems possible that the Fascists will take over the country.

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