~Michael Joseph Oakeshott (Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays)
This is what happens when extremists get into office. They have no concept how to govern, they lack a knowledge of history and they hurt our country. These people are NOT THE BEST OR BRIGHTEST, they are in fact the worst and dumbest. We are now paying a price for their ignorance and intransigence. This is a case of donkeys leading lions.
This "tea party downgrade" is a shameful blow to our nation's honor and risks throwing us right back into recession. Worst of all? It was completely avoidable.
But when given the choice between extremist posturing and responsible leadership, tea party Republicans chose wrong. And now, amazingly, they're trying to pin the blame on Democrats.
John Boehner and the rest of the Republicans hurt our economy and the whole country needs to know it." MoveOn.org