Originally Posted by Blart
The fascists are now pleading with Boehner to let our country default on Oct 17th.
The treasury department is warning that this would trigger the next great depression. Economists (real ones that use math) are warning that the effects would be global.
This of course won't happen, the GOP is still a slave to wealth (moreso than dems) and as stupid as the .01% can be, even they know this is a terrible idea.
But it's awesome to see how crazy the right has become, how many in congress truly take this patriot/anti-gubmint/anti-academic ideology to the core. If we'd stop voting and let them run the show, we'd see the end of capitalism in a decade.
The problem is not Congress. These whackos are representing even bigger whackos back home. Fox News has de-educated an entire generation. There is a large swath of idiots across the country who have bought into every piece of "Obama is a socialist Muslim" propaganda that they hear. Every time Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Malkin or Limbaugh utter another psycho rant, these people sit there nodding their heads like bobble heads. The reason the fringe nutjobs can control the rest is because many of the rest know they cannot win a primary challenge from a whacko back home. A large slice of the entire nation has gone uber-stupid. There are congressional districts in this country where going full on crazy will win you the seat. Michele Bachmann? I rest my case.
It's the final culmination of the Reagan/Atwater plan to empower poor white trash through the manipulation of their various paranoias. Only now the Rethuglicans have come to the grim realization that they have lost control of the asylum they built.