Quote Of The Day: Banzai Edition

We have truly gone through the looking glass when I find myself quoting a Wall Street Journal editorial approvingly:

These critics portrayed the Boehner plan as a sellout because of a
campaign that captured the imagination of some conservatives this
summer: Republicans must threaten to crash their Zeros into the aircraft carrier of ObamaCare. Their demand is that the House pair the “must pass” CR or the debt limit with defunding the health-care bill. Kamikaze missions rarely turn out well, least of all for the pilots.

Adding to the surreality of the whole thing is that I’m linking to the Daily Kos as a way around the Murdochian paywall. If the current congressional Gopers are too extreme for the WSJ, they’re like kids playing in traffic with razor blades. And when you play in traffic, you get run over. Ideological purity has its price, and they’re giving the Dems a shot at re-taking the House if they don’t stop running with scissors.

Here’s hoping that they keep up the kamizake mission. Banzai.

2 thoughts on “Quote Of The Day: Banzai Edition

  1. Ah, if only they were lemmings. Unfortunately the Kamikaze metaphor is apt — they’ll cause a lot of damage as they go down.
    I think this is the culmination of a generation of “government is always bad” nonsense that was easy to peddle to a gullible public…and without much by way of opposition from the Democratic side of the menu.
    Hell, the Dems may have even started it: Jimmy Carter, decent as he may be — and I honestly believe he’s a decent person — wasn’t exactly all that liberal, even by that era’s standards (interestingly, he also was the first candidate I remember who promoted himself as “born-again Christian”).
    On the other side of the aisle, your “establishment” Repugs can be thanked for coddling and nurturing their crazy base to the point where they’ve outgrown the cage and are hungry for a fresh kill. Way to go.
    So now you’ve got a generation of people who’ve grown up taking as an article of faith what was supposed to be rhetoric for the rubes. And they’ve managed to wedge some of themselves into the corridors of power, but without realizing their articles of faith might cause the whole enterprise to fall apart, crash and burn…
    I guess it’s better for the WSJ, Karl Rove (who also wrote an op-ed), and others to notice than not, but shit, it’s getting pretty late in the game…

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