During this crisis, I’ve had hope that they would figure something out before the Government runs out of cash on October 17. I didn’t know where it would come from, but I had hope.
Sadly, though, House Speaker John Boehner insists that whatever comes of all this must please 217 of the 232 House Republicans, not 217 of the 432 total Representatives, due to the stupid “Hastert Rule” non-rule. Unfortunately, his party is so chaotic, irrational, and incompetent that he has given himself an impossible task.
The Speaker of the House will risk destroying our credit rating, risking a new recession or depression that would cause untold devastation to the American people in order not to cross the idiots who caused this problem in the first place. He’s scared of them, and he thinks they’ll take his gavel away from him if he crosses them. How many jobs will the country lose so that John Boehner can keep his?
We literally have the self-proclaimed “conservative” party preparing to destroy America’s place in the global economic system for years or decades to come unless they 1) make it more expensive for a few hundred congressional staggers to get health care and 2) reserve the right to pull this shit again in a few weeks.
What on earth happened to conservativism? As Andrew Sullivan says, “No real conservative would ever come even close to forcing his own country to default on its debts. Ever.” But we now have a nihilist/reactionary/incompetent party occupying the bones of the former conservative party in this country.
May the replacement/renewal of the Republican Party come soon. America needs the GOP to be better and smarter than this.