The Rude Pundit takes a look at the GOP shutdown of the government and says:
What the GOP has done, first through the ludicrous overuse of the filibuster and now through the shutdown and the threat of breaking the debt ceiling if they do not get a law overturned, is to use perfectly legal means to achieve their goals. It is, however, a contortion of the Constitution and the rules of Congress that’d make a circus performer say, “How the fuck did you get your head all the way up your own ass?” The ultimate goal of the effort is to undo the will of the people of the United States by forcing the President to accept the GOP agenda.
So let’s just call this what it is: it’s an attempted coup.
The Tea Party, having cowed the leadership of the Republican Party, are attempting to stage a creeping coup by using the Constitution against the nation. It’s so breathtakingly ballsy it’s almost admirable. … It’s even something the GOP laid out in a plan, the Williamsburg Accord. We just didn’t pay attention. The nation is currently being wrecked by a tyranny of the minority, and, unfortunately, it’s up to the cowards leading the Republican Party to stop it.
In the meantime, the lead coward in the Republican Party, tan-master and Speaker of the House John Boehner, says this:
“We’re not going to pass a clean debt limit increase,” he said. “I told the president, there’s no way we’re going to pass one. The votes are not in the House to pass a clean debt limit. And the president is risking default by not having a conversation with us.”
The Tea Party doesn’t like a law that was passed by Congress, signed by the president of the United States and ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court. So it’s followers have decided to destroy America. That’s what a terrorist wants to do.
Presidents have said this before. We do not negotiate with terrorists.
- A Tyranny by the Minority, Part 1: We Are Living Through an Attempted Coup (rudepundit.blogspot.com)