Friday, February 11, 2011

What Republican leadership?

If anything has become clear this week, it's that the Republicans don't have a leader in Speaker Boehner. He's already lost control. The House is now being ruled by "the angry mob."
House Republican leaders said Thursday that they would accede to demands from conservatives and dig deeper into the federal budget for billions of dollars in additional savings this year, exhibiting the power of the Tea Party movement and increasing chances of a major fiscal clash with Democrats.
The Tea Party yahoos in Congress apparently don't have a clue that the real life effects of actually acting on their phony campaign sloganery is going to be disastrous. They think they're oh so clever right now, but sooner or later they're going to have to be specific about their slash and burn strategy. I expect the public backlash will be painful for all of us, but I'd guess that the ensuing mayhem will be what finally destroys the credibility of the far right for the foreseeable future. So there's that...

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