I suppose it was inevitable, but the headline today about the Mass. victory for the Republicans probably marks the beginning of the end of the US as a great power. After years of running it into the ground with un-budgeted wars, deregulation that really only benefited their sponsors and almost broke the world economy, the have been salivating at the chance to block everything in Congress. And now it looks like they will get it.
The US is the only developed nation that refuses to provide healthcare for all its citizens. And what it does is at breathtaking cost. Huge debts are being wrung up to fight the wars that they instigated. And to bail out the financial system that their greed and unbridled ego inflated to the point of catastrophe.
So now the Republicans, who have no real ideas of their own beyond ‘NO’ will likely make the remaining three years a funeral pyre for the country as they block every attempt to improve conditions for citizens and repair the damage done. Funny, but it seems that the call of the right has become ‘burn, baby, burn’.
And for a group that seems to pride itself on patriotism, somehow working to destroy it just doesnt seem proper.