Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:37 AM
Stinky The Clown (55,392 posts)
No self respecting clown . . . . .
Columnist Eugene Robinson, from Jan3/13 WaPo:
To say that Congress looked like a clown show this week is an insult to self-respecting clowns.
(ed: you betcha!)
Painful though it may be, let’s review what just happened. Our august legislators — aided and abetted by President Obama — manufactured a fake crisis. They then proceeded to handle it so incompetently that they turned it into a real one.
The bogus “fiscal cliff” — and please, let’s never, ever use those words again — was designed as a doomsday mechanism to force Congress and the president to make tough decisions. But resistance to the very concept of decision-making was so fierce that our leaders could manage only to avoid hurtling to their doom, and ours, by deciding not to decide much of anything.
Obama “won” this bloody and unnecessary battle, but what did he really gain, aside from bragging rights for the next few weeks? More important, what, if anything, did the nation gain? Practically zilch, except a reprieve from hardships that its elected leaders were bizarrely threatening to impose on the citizens who elected them.
>snip< More at the link above
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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:06 PM
Walk away (9,493 posts)
3. I think the Nation gained plenty from the "Cliff" drama...
It seems to me that it marginalized the republicans in Congress even more.
A surprisingly large amount of Americans still stupidly believed that these bigoted bags of greed represented them. Those numbers have been greatly reduced. We need that desperately because the odds of us losing ground in 2014 is pretty good unless the pukes do something even more idiotic than usual.
It also sets them up for the "Debt Ceiling" high dive they plan on taking. Anything that keeps the republican party's dysfunction in the spot light for the next two years is good.