Thursday, October 3, 2013

We Are Living Through an Attempted Coup:

El Rude-o on the shutdown etc. Links at site.

What the GOP has done, first through the ludicrous overuse of the filibuster and now through the shutdown and the threat of breaking the debt ceiling if they do not get a law overturned, is to use perfectly legal means to achieve their goals. It is, however, a contortion of the Constitution and the rules of Congress that'd make a circus performer say, "How the fuck did you get your head all the way up your own ass?" The ultimate goal of the effort is to undo the will of the people of the United States by forcing the President to accept the GOP agenda.

So let's just call this what it is: it's an attempted coup. (my em)

The Tea Party, having cowed the leadership of the Republican Party, are attempting to stage a creeping coup by using the Constitution against the nation. It's so breathtakingly ballsy it's almost admirable. Fuck, it's even something the GOP laid out in a plan, the Williamsburg Accord. We just didn't pay attention. The nation is currently being wrecked by a tyranny of the minority, and, unfortunately, it's up to the cowards leading the Republican Party to stop it.

And that, dear liberals, dear Americans, is why it's not just economic anxiety that hangs over us like a guillotine blade. It's existential nausea that we may finally reap the seeds of our doom that we planted a generation ago.
I will fight it until my last breath. Obama and the decent people in Congress had better do that too.


Syrbal/Labrys said...

That is what scares me, that since Obama has given in so many times in the name of "reasonability"...that he will cave this time, too. And then all is lost and into the dark we go.

Gordon said...

I think he has learned his lesson and will stand fast this time. He'd better, or you're right.

Anonymous said...

I think it likely that he will stand firm on ACA but bargain away Social Security, Medicare, and military retirement pay. He's better than Bush the Idiot but not by much.

Jay in N.C.