Nothing is changing and we are going over the cliff again--maybe this time forever. I for one am absolutely fed up with the liberal media universally saying that all this republican intransigence is only about or ALL about hate of the man in the White House. Right-wing think-tanks must be giddy that the left is telling everyone what to think and it all about Obama hate. Absolute horse shit.
If we could just stop crying racism for a minute and keep our eyes on these apparent nuts on the right, every one of the hardest cases have been hand-chosen by Grover Norquist and his circle of colluders who seem to have taken one statement by Saint Ronald Reagan on as their singular guiding fundamental i.e. "Government IS the problem". And Norquist and his Team Tyranny of Congressional acolytes don't distinguish between health care and anything else as long as it is perceived to "grow" their stated and re-demonstrated enemy "bigger US Government".
Make no mistake, these people have had to sign on to Norquist's purity test in order to get a chance at office. And taking the oath of office without renouncing primary allegiance to an idealistic totality intent on defunding the government is the crime of perjury. Engaging in organized disloyalty to American democratic traditions and using extortion tactics on what they see to be a weak President (who has already caved to them by such blunders as extending the Bush tax cuts two years), makes them arguably a domestic enemy who should lose legitimacy as Congress-persons as codified in the oath of Congressional office. What's holding this back? President Obama's nature.
And as much as I have put my own faith into him and truly admire and respect the man, it is the liberal media and all on the non-right who are giving the hard right a pass by buying this being all about Obama hate. It's about defunding government expansion and to criminals and third rate dullards who have no good name to lose, the details of who gets screwed and maybe dies over government shut-downs, sequesters and refusal to honor the country's debt. are just details of little import.
Hey, Mr President, show some real balls and fight your domestic enemies with law and hard-ass rhetoric. You drone folks on the other side of planet although you don't you don't have to watch their heads explode but it seems that anyone on this side of the world who wants to disrespect you until you cave as they expect will, will go right to the mat with you. And maybe your version of balls is to go over the cliff this time rather than cave taking us with you when you should be sicking the dogs of the DOJ on all these extortionists, perjurers, and fraud committers who have been using crafty subterfuge to steal from the poor and give to the rich.
Man up. Man up for real--the kind of manning up for which you will earn a place on some denomination of US currency and have parks and institutions named after you. Man up before your nature to do everything domestic with just political smile takes us so close to the cliff we'll be down-graded again anyway.
Every day many of these people show their lack of qualifications to hold the offices that they do and it is because of three things, one, their loyalty to Norquists's pledge to defund government which makes them violators of their oaths of office and perjurers. Two, their pitiful understanding of our own history and economic consequences of default--hell they don't even seem to know that they signed off to create the bills we owe. And last but not least, their expectation that you don't have the guts to press the law and send some of these bastards summons to court though investigation by your Department of Justice to face charges of tyranny, extortion, perjury, and conspiracy. Why have they not already have forfeited legitimacy as Congress-persons? They do anything but act like they know what their part is in democracy and have chosen to defy the outcomes of elections. American democracy is over when you left them get away with that. And if I could file case, you could bet the farm I would. Ted Cruz would be on a hovercraft back to Vancouver BC or w/e and America can get on with progress. I love you, but I'm calling your ass out.