Incredible. Watching a nation commit suicide. My nation. Our nation.
It now looks like Mitch McConnell and the Republicans in the Senate have decided that a new great depression is a trifling price to pay to get rid of the "barnacles" of organized labor. I am referring, of course, to South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint's comment during his inetrview with NPR yesterday, in which he said the auto makers were in trouble because they have "the barnacles of unionism wrapped around their necks."
. . . we shouldn't dismiss the possibility that the ultras who've taken over the GOP, the people for whom ideology is more important than consequences and reality, would rather risk destroying one of our most important industries in an attempt to destroy a labor union.
Reid had better be in there squeezing balls til the blood spurts out.
The other option is if Bush reverse himself and agrees to use TARP to save the auto industry,
What are the chances?
Yeah, well . . .
Off the top of my head: The economic collapse goes into overdrive just about the time Obama is sworn in. Then, soup lines and food riots by June or July. Autumn at the latest.
I hope that when the time comes, the people with the pitchforks and torches will remember Mitch McConnell, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Heritage Foundation.
God have mercy on us.