Friday, May 25, 2012

Al Jazeera English--Breaking ranks: The sidelining of two conservative giants

San Pedro, CA - "A few weeks ago, Florida Republican Allen West claimed there are "78 to 81" Democrats in Congress who are members of the Communist Party. Despite the outrageous nature of West's accusation, his comments caused barely a ripple in Washington politics. There was no wave of outrage, no gnashing of teeth, no Republican leaders were pressured - much less forced - to condemn him. Indeed, in today's atmosphere, where a majority of GOP voters still doubt or deny that President Obama was born in America, West's remarks barely seemed to register at all.

At the same time, it goes without saying that no Democrat in Congress ever said there are "78 to 81" Republicans who are members of the Nazi Party. And if, by wild improbable chance, anyone did say that, the result would be an immediate firestorm. It would be all across FOX News, of course, but they would hardly be alone. "

This is an excellent article about US politics. it suggest the GOP is the problem in Washington but the centrist Democrats aren't helping matters, 

As Paul Krugman has stated: 

When future historians write about the fall of the American Republic, they will of course lay primary blame on the extremists of the right, who set out deliberately to destroy it. But they will also lay heavy blame on all the centrists and Serious People who not only refused to admit what was happening, but ostracised and silenced anyone who tried to point it out.

The real irony is that the conservatives who have been predicting the decline and fall of the American empire are the ones who are bringing it about.

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