Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Time For The Next Verse, Same As The Other Verse

Looks like the Orangeman of Ohio is prepping his legion of nihilists for another debt limit showdown.

Because it worked out so well before.

In a not unrelated tidbit, Norm Ornstein and Thomas Mann, who wrote a thorough, scholarly book on the dysfunction created by the current governing ethos of the GOP, have not been invited onto the Sunday morning gab shows.

Until we fully acknowledge how profoundly bonkers the GOP is, we will not be able to punish them at the polls.  Until they are punished at the polls, they won't alter their behavior.  Until they alter they behavior, the government won't work.

This is not a "both sides do it" issue, and until the news media realizes this, we are doomed to electing more bomb throwing reactionaries.

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