To the Point

There comes a time in every epoch when pragmatism simply evolves into extreme acquiescence and surrender to the forces of apathy and do-nothingness, a guarantor of the status quo in all of its easy, democratic criminality--its fortress of greed. You could line up all the pols in the U.S. in a straight row and examine them head to toe and not find a single man or woman capable of admitting, never mind ending, the corruption of their vocation--Buddy Dooley

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Glory Days

The gamesmanship in the Rep. Greg Walden uproar, when the Oregon Republican broke with the party line on Social Security this morning, is hilarious.

So is Walden a good old teabagger, or a bane for the Republican elite?  His head must be spinning.

Watch Walden squirm in this video as he tries to justify his opinion in light of the GOP blow back he must have guessed would arise.

Boehner has Obama right where he wants him, and Walden speaks up to upset the status quo!

Strange bedfellows, indeed: Sanders and Walden!

Walden has been a clownish rep for years and has never seen a military contract he doesn't like, but in this instance he sucked it up for realpolitik. 

It's sort of admirable.  Few but the wealthy think cutting Social Security is a good idea.  Not even his conservative constituency in depressed Oregon will go down without a fight on this one.

This is all terribly exciting.

Walden is in limbo.  He's left himself on an island while marrying progressive Demos without so much as a kiss.

I thought there was a law against that...


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