Monday, September 30, 2013
Let's Just Say It: "The Republicans Are The Problem."
There isn't much more one can add to what has already been said about the GOP's kamikaze plan to shut down the government. People who care about this country see the Teapublicans' obsession to defund and ultimately repeal the ACA for what it is: a fool's errand.
Nothing good can come of it.
via Daily Kos, here are some thoughts on what the crazies in the GOEP (Grand Old Extortionist Party) plan to do to our country:
"Conservatives keep hoping that they can drive the system to collapse. That won’t happen. Enough people, states, and health-care interests are committed to making it work, just as the Massachusetts version has for the past seven years. And people now have a straightforward way to resist the forces of obstruction: sign up for coverage, if they don’t have it, and help others do so as well."
Bill Clinton via TPM:
"There's nothing to negotiate with. He shouldn't delay the health care bill. It's the law and we're opening the enrollment on October 1. We're ready," Clinton said on This Week. They're in better shape now than the country was to implement President Bush's drug program, which everybody's forgotten. Go back and look at the polls, even more unpopular than health care reform is now." "So I think that's a non-starter," Clinton said.
And this truth by James Fallows, which we all need to read and understand, since the dishonest pols in the GOEP will try to place the blame for the disaster on President Obama:
James Fallows:Your False-Equivalence Guide to the Days Ahead
As a matter of journalism, any story that presents the disagreements as a "standoff," a "showdown," a "failure of leadership," a sign of "partisan gridlock," or any of the other usual terms for political disagreement, represents a failure of journalism*** and an inability to see or describe what is going on.
For instance: the "dig in their heels" headline you see below, which is from a proprietary newsletter I read this morning, and about which I am leaving off the identifying details. This isn't "gridlock." It is a ferocious struggle within one party, between its traditionalists and its radical factions, with results that unfortunately can harm all the rest of us -- and, should there be a debt default, could harm the rest of the world too."
Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.