Friday, November 2, 2012

Gangster Politics

Here's David Frum giving the real Republican argument for electing Romney, and in fact the whole argument the last four years for letting Republicans run things:

"The question over his head is not a question about him at all. It's a question about his party - and that question is the same whether Romney wins or loses. The congressional Republicans have shown themselves a destructive and irrational force in American politics. But we won't reform the congressional GOP by re-electing President Obama. If anything, an Obama re-election will not only aggravate the extremism of the congressional GOP, but also empower them: an Obama re-election raises the odds in favor of...very possibly a seventh-year impeachment. A Romney election will at least discourage the congressional GOP from deliberately pushing the US into recession in 2013." 

So, this is what we have come to in the United States:  One political party feels that it is okay to threaten to destroy the country if it doesn't get what it wants.

As Paul Krugman so succinctly puts it in the New York Times today:

“Nice country you got here. Shame if something were to happen to it”

Because Obama is from Chicago, it has  become standard operating procedure among Republicans to call him a gangster.  Well, here is real gangsterism in action.  This is what the Republicans have to offer us- a virtual promise to devastate the economy if we don't give them the White House.  And it may work.

Anyone who thinks this is democracy is an idiot.

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