Remember chicken–driving at night without headlights waiting for the other guy to see you and swerve?

It’s a stupid silly pastime that causes the brainless to feel macho right up until they shoot over the edge of the cliff to their deaths.

Michael Cohen explains the Republican game of chicken:

Since Republicans won the House of Representatives in 2010, the country has staggered from one pointless fiscal showdown after another. In every case, Congress and the president have repeatedly kicked the can down the road rather than pass legislation that either made serious efforts to right the country’s fiscal imbalances, or would stimulate economic growth.

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And virtually this entire situation is the result of Republican intransigence. If you’ve come looking for false equivalence or a pox on both houses-style argument, you’ve come to the wrong place. This one is all on the GOP. They’ve created this crisis; the perpetuated it and then refused to resolve it until the country had basically gone over the fiscal cliff they manufactured.

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  1. This was California for the last twelve years. The minority party drove the state into ruin. They wouldn’t even deal with their own governor. The only answer was to get rid of them. And now they’re got rid of. They have no power over anything. There is no answer for the GOP at the national level. The President isn’t of the mind to call on the power of public condemnation and crush them. As you saw with the one commenter on my blog, there is absolutely no point in continuing conversations with current members of the right. You can only walk away. It’s a party that’s actually become a threat to the security of the populace. It’s not even theoretical, you can see it everyday.

  2. They are not a party.

    They are a cult.