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Behind the Scenes: Last Night's Meltdown

Beethovens10th Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 8:23 AM
We've truly reached critical mass for evil in this country, and there is no going back the normal political way. Avoid the fiscal cliff? We have ALREADY gone off that cliff long ago, as well as the moral cliff. What other calamity can possibly befall us? The logical progression of this slide was hinted at by Ayn Rand and others: a complete collapse of society upon itself, destroying the very parasites that have brought about this demise, and rebuilding from the ashes with absolutely NO MERCY shown to any surviving parasites and their pernicious world view.
Michael3116 Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 5:11 PM
With all due respect to Ayn Rand. We don't have John Galt or Dagne Taggert to swoop in and start rebuilding after the collapse. We are now more analogous to the Wiemer Republic in late 20's or so. Our risk is when things finally collapse and we get our version of the charismatic leader we'll get somebody worse than they did.

Two groups are elated over the sudden and dramatic demise of John Boehner's "Plan B" in the House of Representatives last night: Liberals -- who are thrilled to see their opponents in utter shambles -- and hardline conservatives, who view the development as a principled victory and a much-needed rebuke of the GOP's weak-kneed leadership.  National Review Washington Editor Robert Costa was on the Hill during the collapse, and filed a must-read story about how it all went down.  In short, a demoralized Boehner stunned the caucus with a brusque announcement that he was pulling the bill.  The...