Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Day 16:  Federal Employees Held Hostage

Apparently there is much excitement today that some Senators are close to a deal to reopen the government and temporarily raise the debt ceiling. Wait, isn’t that how I began yesterday’s post? Oh, right, then came, “Hang on!  The House Republicans want to come up with something. Let’s give them a chance to work out a new proposal.” And what they produced was another meeting of House Republicans where they all pointed fingers at each other and agreed they can’t agree on anything. There are reports that Ted Cruz met late Monday with 20 of the most nihilistic House members and no doubt helped them hatch this latest idiocy. The truth is, these people want a default. In their fantasy, stated explicitly the other day by Sarah Palin on her Facebook page, “Defaulting on our national debt is an impeachable offense, and any attempt by President Obama to unilaterally raise the debt limit without Congress is also an impeachable offense.” So, see, by doing nothing, Sarah believes Congress will create a dilemma whereby the President can be impeached irrespective of his choice of action. (If any House Republicans happen to be reading this, I apologize for the use of large, complex words.) Of course, this is lunacy, because the President won’t default on the debt, the U.S. Government will default, courtesy a bunch of morons in Congress. I will admit, though, that such logic is only true in this universe; I’m not sure how these things work in the parallel dimension occupied by Palin, Cruz, and their delusional anarchist chums. But it’s worth noting that on Planet Palin, putting hundreds of thousands of people out of work and risking a worldwide recession are justifiable in the game of “gotcha” with the President. Anyway, today’s link should give you an idea what to expect from them next...

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