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Friday, September 27, 2013

When he's right, he's right...

And he is quite often.

Quoth Robert Reich

When I worked in Washington for the first time in 1967 as an intern for Senator Robert Kennedy, the leadership of the Republican Party included responsible adults capable of governing the nation. Fast forward 46 years and there's no real Republican leadership (Boehner and McConnell are the opposite of leaders). There's not even a national Republican Party: The GOP is a hollow shell infested with right-wing nihilists like Ted Cruz and Eric Cantor, conservative fanatics like Paul Ryan and Mike Lee, and a Star Wars barroom of cranks and crackpots, mostly bankrolled by a few billionaires and cheer-leaded by wackos on Fox News and yell radio. No responsible adult is in charge, and yet the rest of us are being held hostage to their playground antics.
A little more than a year from now the nation will have an opportunity to vote many of these people out of office. We must do everything in our power to do so.

The bolding is by me for emphasis.


Anonymous said...

I am 100% on board with this. Too bad the mainstream media is too obsessed with Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel at the moment.

Zebster said...

Mr. Reich today, "What is the proper term for those who are determined to get their way by threatening to otherwise close our government or default on our nation's debts? They are not legislators because they eschew the normal processes of legislation. They are not statesmen because they are willing to sacrifice the governing institutions of our nation. They are not leaders because they cower to a fanatical minority. They have chosen instead to get their way through extortion -- holding the United States hostage to their weapons of mass economic destruction. What, then, are they? Would it be unfair to consider them traitors?"