The Republican Party has signed, sealed, and is about to deliver a message to the citizens of the United States and to the world. That message is:
"We are willing to severely damage, perhaps destroy, the financial integrity and credit rating of our country in pursuit of our political goals. We are also willing to savage our own staffs, other federal employees in Washington and across the world, and the public at large to achieve our political goals. We are willing to ignore the voices of a majority our constituents, and the public at large, to appease the interests of our most radical supporters and those who finance them. In short, we are willing to cheapen, poison, degrade, and otherwise subvert our government, and punish many innocents, in our quest. We have used false claims and lies to incite the fears of the less-informed among our citizenry, and we will continue to do so no matter the cost. And, we will, in the dark of night, try to re-write the rules of our legislative bodies to the advantage of our goals."
That is the message about to be delivered, and it's a message that should be broadcast far and wide in exactly these terms. Or, perhaps we could use one word that says it all: