I really can't be bothered to get too much into this sickening episode in American history, but I do have something to say (surprise). As you may have discovered, I have followed the right in this country for about four decades now, but in all that time, I have never seen the Republicans act as utterly shamelessly as they are right now. The unanimity with which they immediately attacked Obama for something that he should have been praised for, the hypocrisy involved in people, like John McCain, who were demanding a few months ago that Obama do more to free Bergdahl, to instantly turn on a dime and attack him for doing what they wanted, the demands from every quarter that he should be impeached for rescuing an American soldier, and the utter disregard they have shown for even the barest pretense of decency are breathtaking. Add to this the baseless smearing of an American soldier by people who constantly blabber about how much they care about the troops. And let us not forget the press, particularly the scum at CNN, who have jumped on the bandwagon with nonstop coverage that treats the Republicans' disloyal display as having any real motivation at all other than short term political advantage; pretending that there is a single Republican on the face of the earth that gives a damn about this, other than as a chance to beat Obama up with more smears.
This bodes really badly for what the coming 2014 Congressional and 2016 Presidential elections hold in store for us. Yes, the Democrats managed to hold off the tidal wave of Republican money in 2012, but remember the story of John Henry. He managed to beat the machine once, but it destroyed him doing it. In the long run we will never be able to match the effect of the billions of dollars of corporate spending unleashed by five corrupt Supreme Court justices; I fear it's only a matter of time before they roll over all of us. Hatred and lies have a great appeal out there in the heartland- a bigger appeal, apparently, than the chance to live a decent life and leave a livable world for your children. America, Hooah!