Saturday, October 19, 2013

Washington Post Ventures Into Tea Party Land, Informs Us Of Nothing

I don't who I'm more annoyed with after reading this article in the Wash Post this morning, the tone-deaf teabaggers who wanted the country to default on its debts, or the Wash Post writer who seemingly didn't bother asking them (1) What's so wrong with the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, that they're willing to bankrupt the country over it; (2) What their responsibility is to compromise with those of other opinions and interests; (3) is the country supposed to default on its debts to please them; or (4) do they understand Democrats have the WH and the Senate, which in our system of checks and balances gives them considerable input into policy and budget choices?

Any of those questions would seem warranted when interviewing suburban teabaggers outside of Louisville, KY, who gathered to meet the wealthy teabagger candidate who's primarying Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. 

But no, we got nothing. So, given what the article did reveal, there's not much reason for feeling optimistic about anything politically unless teabagger candidates are just defeated, everyone, everywhere.

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