I'll tell you what makes me just about ready to give up and crawl in a hole somewhere: The absolute certainty that the death of an American journalist at the hands of ISIS is going to be the justification for another two year round of Republican attacks on Obama. Is there anyone out there that thinks for one second that Darryl Issa is not already planning more hearings? Or that Republicans everywhere are warming up their distortion machines? An election is coming up, and this is just perfect for them.
There used to be this thing in our country about coming together in a time of crisis. Republicans called those who wouldn't fall in line behind Bush's criminal conduct traitors. Well, that is all over now. Instead of a shred of an attempt to deal rationally with this nearly intractable problem, we are going to get nothing but lies and abuse from the Republican party.
And if that is not enough, we now have a virtual promise from Mitch McConnell to shut the government down again and again after November if the Republicans take control of the Senate.
So, two more years of the same, because at this point, this miserable, treacherous, minority party has nothing else to offer, and they are willing to destroy us all rather than give up the power which they can now only hold through criminality and disloyalty.