One nation, grimly risible
Posted by Charles II on June 4, 2011
Robert Parry, Consortium News:
Over the past four decades or so, the Republicans have simply not played by the old give-and-take rules of politics. Indeed, if one were to step back and assess this Republican approach, what you would see is something akin to how the CIA has destabilized target countries, especially those that seek to organize themselves in defiance of capitalist orthodoxy.
The hard reality in the United States today is that the Republicans and the Right are now fully organized, armed with a potent propaganda machine and possessing an extraordinary political will. They are well-positioned to roll the U.S. economy off the cliff and blame the catastrophe on Obama.
Indeed, that may be their best hope for winning Election 2012.
The irony is that they own the golden goose they are killing. Their new Chinese (or whoever) overlords are not quite so foolish.
FWIW, I think that it is a small subset of Republicans, namely the paranoid right who are organizing in this sort of destructive politics. Unfortunately, they include people, like the Koch brothers, who have more money than brains. Also unfortunately, their servants in Washington have no brains at all.
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