The tea-party has been a threat to democracy since its inception. They are funded by the 1%, and represent a tiny portion of the electorate. John Boehner has no control over this extremist separatist movement. The tea-party has started something they cant finish, and it will end their crusade.
The last time our country was careening towards financial oblivion when the tea-party refused to raise the debt limit the national economy suffered, voters blamed the GOP and the US economy stalled, less jobs were created, US credit was downgraded, and the GOP broke their constitutional oath in the process. But they didn't resign in protest, they kept their jobs earning $15,000 a month to continue to attack Americans economic security.
So now we have another shutdown, what the tea-party has wanted all along, to stop Obama, and the most significant political achievement for America in decades, the affordable care act.
Who cares about Obamacare? If its the worst thing ever, why didn't republicans offer their own solutions? Because they had none.
Now the GOP cant even convince Americans their crusade is just, not because Obamacare is "unpopular", but because Americans don't negotiate with hostage taking traitors.
lets play their apocalyptic game to their 'rational' conclusion, maybe that will bring things into context for the rest of us.
- What if one of these tea-party fuckers gets elected president in 2016?
- Would the tea-party try to nuke San Francisco if they don't stop the gay weddings?
- Would the tea-party start a new world war invading countries at will?
- Would they dismantle federal laws and revoke the constitution, install a fascist figure?
- Will America still be whole while the tea party tail is wagging the dog?
There are so many historical instances of things like this spinning out of control, and I know many are already seeing the writing on the wall. If this tea-party stuff continues, our country could start ripping itself apart.
Confident as we all are the tea-party would lose that fight, the last civil war cost hundreds of thousands of lives too, its not like this hasn't happened before, its not impossible.
Its a no-win scenario for tea-partiers. If they think they are above laws, they are lawless. The constitution is not a suicide pact.
Sure the tea-party cult may be small and lose favor with moderate republicans in the process, but they will drag our country down the longer we allow them to abuse our system of government, not an artificial government home grown to destroy what Americans have left of representation.
There is a few excellent videos on MSNBC right now that have this hostage-taking narrative pretty well spelled out but don't come to any conclusion, http://tv.msnbc.com/shows/all-in/
tell me why Im wrong, what other scenarios will present themselves?
They tea-party has always wanted more, now it may get nothing.
Should have taken that 10 to 1 deal, thats gone now.