I think we might be witnessing the swift and messy self destruction of the GOP.
I say this because what Republicans are doing isn’t politics as usual and its more than political terrorism.
We should all be alarmed.
Republicans are making a dangerous attempt to destroy the rule of law in our country by trying to annihilate the balance of powers between the three branches of our government.
What does it say about Republicans like John Boehner, Rand Paul, Eric Cantor and Ted Cruz that they are willing to obliterate our nation’s stability to further their own interests?
One of the biggest threats to America’s national interests, peace and stability isn’t abroad but right here at home. And it goes by the name of the Grand Old Party.
President Obama can’t cave in to the GOP because not only would he be sacrificing his signature legislative achievement but he also be laying American democracy as we know it on the chopping block.
The GOP has gotten reckless and desperate and I think a party that would put American democracy on the chopping block for position (John Boehner) or power (Ted Cruz) cannot last long.
"These days the specter of Watergate is thrown around any time the slightest misstep or lack of judgment is brought to light. But what the guerrilla (tea party) caucus is doing is truly Nixonian. After all, Watergate was at its core about an illegal abuse of power. After the secrets of Watergate had been revealed, however, after it was clear that Republicans too would vote for articles of impeachment, Nixon was at a crossroads. He had no constitutional options left to stay in power. However, he did have an Unconstitutional option.
There was one thing left that he could have done and that many feared he would do. He could use the army to defy impeachment and barricade himself in the White House, refusing to relinquish power. He decided instead to accept defeat, resign, and preserve our democracy.
We are now at that Watergate moment with the guerrilla caucus. They have lost in their battle to destroy Obamacare. They lost in Congress, in the Supreme Court and at the ballot box. Now they have a choice, will accept the basic constitutional methods for settling questions of law and submit to the gut wrenching, freedom destroying catastrophe of having uninsured people buy private health insurance? Or will the guerrilla caucus decide to stage a veritable coup d’etat and install themselves, 30 Tea Party members, as the dictators of America, with the nuclear weapon of debt default pointed at our heads? Right now it seems that the movement inspired by the revolutionary founding of our nation is hell bent on its destruction.”
'IT'S NOT ABOUT THE HEALTHCARE' by Krystal Ball, The Cycle, MSNBC
"We are the advance guard of a massive moral revolution for jobs and freedom. This revolution reverberates throughout the land, touching every village where black men are segregated, oppressed and exploited." - A. Philip Randolph at the 1963 March on Washington