September 22, 2013

The Widening Gyre

It's September, and the Republicans are coming to the crunch on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). They are acting increasingly screw-loose, threatening to shut down the Federal government and/or cause the US to default on its debt. All in a hissy-fit over Obamacare.

They can't block the ACA, of course, so instead the GOP lunatics in the House voted last week for drastic cuts in Food Stamps. Nothing makes a plutocrat feel better than to starve a few poor kids, I guess.

Paul Krugman muses on his blog about why they so hate the poor.
and here

A big-time nation cannot go on for long with crazies fouling up its government. Something has to change here, but I seriously doubt that it can or will change at the 2014 midterms. The slightly saner Republicans in the Senate are trying to say this to the House, but they can't hear it.

Maybe if they get crushed (again) in the 2016 presidential election? Nope, if 2012 didn't do it, nothing will. They will simply get crazier and believe ever more in their Rush-fueled conspiracy theories.

Antipsychotics in the water supply, anyone?

        Turning and turning in the widening gyre
        The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
        Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
        Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world....
                      W.B. Yeats, The Second Coming