Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The New York Times Gets It Partly Right

When it published this comment today:

"House Republicans have lost sight of the country’s welfare. It’s hard to conclude anything else from their latest actions, including the House speaker’s dismissal of President Obama’s plea for compromise Monday night. They have largely succeeded in their campaign to ransom America’s economy for the biggest spending cuts in a generation. They have warped an exercise in paying off current debt into an argument about future spending. Yet, when they win another concession, they walk away. 

This increasingly reckless game has pushed the nation to the brink of ruinous default. The Republicans have dimmed the futures of millions of jobless Americans, whose hopes for work grow more out of reach as government job programs are cut and interest rates begin to rise. They have made the federal government a laughingstock around the globe.  "

True, except for the part about the Republicans having lost sight of the country's welfare.  They know perfectly well what they are doing, and what its consequences will be.  They just don't care, because it stands in the way of their seizure of power, just four years after they used that power to nearly destroy the country.  Now they are willing to complete the job if it gets them what they want.

We are at the point where we must recognize that the Republican party is a traitorous, corrupt cabal, bought and paid for by the hyper-rich, which is deliberately trying to crush everyone who doesn't pay them to "govern."  The Democrats, other than in their pathetic weakness, played virtually no part in creating the disaster we are living through.   We must face this reality or their 100 year long campaign to destroy the United States as we know it will succeed.

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