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The Republican Obsession

Troglodite Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 11:09 PM
For the intermediate future, the actual fate may be a fairly smooth decline, as government and the assorted parasites consume our accumulated moral and material capital. Inasmuch as there is a fair amount of capital there, the party can perhaps be kept going longer than we think. As the system starts to fail, more and more people may, paradoxically, become more and more committed to keeping it going just a bit longer and to denying, even to themselves, that there is a problem. By the way, I repeat my suggestion to check out Michael Scheuer. As a Southerner, I deprecate his occasional partiality to Abe Lincoln. Other than that, I see nothing where he is not persuasive and sound.

If last week's hearing for Chuck Hagel raised questions about his capacity to be secretary of defense, the show trial conducted by his inquisitors on the tribunal raised questions about the GOP.

Is the Republican Party, as currently constituted, even capable of conducting a foreign policy befitting a world power? Or has it learned nothing and forgotten nothing since George W. Bush went home and the nation rejected John McCain for Barack Obama?

Consider the great foreign issues on the front burner today.

Will the Japan-China clash over islets in the South China Sea, now involving warplanes and warships...