Monday, October 7, 2013

Here's the Thing

According to the New York Times, Republicans planned to shutdown the government months ago in something called a "blueprint to defund Obamacare." Surprised? You shouldn't be. Republicans have done everything they could short of throwing tea into the Potomac to sabotage President Obama's terms in office. Never mind that their obstructionism has hurt the economy and job growth, or that their objections have been at times at odds with things they've recommended in the past, or that their own 2012 candidate for president, Mitt Romney, had implemented an Obamacare-like health program in Massachusetts, or that the 2013 Congress has been the least productive in U.S. history -- they don't care. The health of the Republic, the state of our democracy, the plight of every-day working Americans -- none of that matters to a Republican Party gone mad from losing two presidential elections to a man who is not only not white, not a member of the good ole [rich] boys club, and not someone they'd want to have a beer with, but is also -- horrors! -- an intellectual.
Don't be surprised if these Republicans cause the United States of America to default on its debt [on purpose] for the first time in its storied history. These crazies just might do it, because they're mad. They're mad because:
  • they think government is overreaching (such as when it prevents air and water pollution),
  • they believe in free markets (such as those that practically bankrupted the nation in 2008)
  • they believe we are moving towards a socialism (because the 1% only own 42% of the nation's wealth, while the bottom 80% own a big 7%)
  • they lost the 2008 presidential election and worked real hard to obstruct everything Obama tried to do only to lose again in 2012 (Fucking hell! What've gotta do to get back in power, burn the White House to the ground?!)

Don't be surprised if they do.

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