Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Awakening

Even David Brooks now suggests the Republicans have taken their no-compromise posture a bridge too far ("The Mother of All No-Brainers"). Welcome to reality.

But no, this is not a party incapable of understanding the ramifications of their actions. They do not need to be told that they are decimating the poor, the middle class, the old, the sick, the weak with their survival of the wealthiest concept of governing. They do not need to be told that there is no trickle-down from their policies but merely lining of the pockets of those with whom they curry favor. They do not need to be told that as of August 2 their debt limit posturing may throw the world into economic chaos.

These are not stupid people. These are extremists and extortionists. They are not unlike other radical movements around the globe, ready and willing to turn their fanaticism into our problem. Even Mr. Brooks, in fundamental disagreement with the Democrats, sees the folly of aligning with what more and more has the feel of a terrorist organization.

"The Mother of All No Brainers" should be an indictment for those who continue to blindly pledge allegiance to this cause. As we stand on the precipice of economic suicide in the form of massive spending cuts in the midst of a still very deep recession, I applaud Mr. Brooks for the use of his brain but fear his awakening has come way too late.

1 comment:

Nancy Leeds said...

I can already see this one in The Times.