Yesterday on the show, I came around to the notion of perhaps it being a good thing for the do-nothings in Congress to push the country off the cliff (with an anvil tossed over behind.) Why? Because the sooner the trainwreck, the sooner we can all pick up the pieces, punish the idiots in charge, and move on.
I realized that, for the most part, the sequestor and it's effects will not effect me. Nor most people. For most of us, life will keep on going, fairly uninterrupted. Mind you, the difference between some of us is that I care about the people who will be screwed over, while the right wingers out there (who say they are Christians) act like those who will be screwed over somehow deserve it.
Compassion is the difference. And the mood and mode of the GOP these days is to lack compassion. Dare I say that they are starting to also lack conservatism as well? And when you put it all together, they lack patriotism.
I do like that some of the notorious bomb-throwers in the GOP, who have spent years being hellbent on seeing this sort of thing unfold, are the first to start crying foul. Take, Gov Jan Brewer, for example. She is one of the foremost among the teabaggery of America that we've endured. Yet, the cut in border security has her pitching a fit. Perhaps she should have thought ahead about her needs (politically and practically) before chosing to be such a wild radical.
Will there be an 11th hour lifeline? Some hints of it have started to roll out today, as GOP talking heads have taken to the TV and started hinting at short-term fixes and ways to prevent total chaos (which they created).
Meetings are set for tomorrow in some chambers within the capital. Will they bear fruit? Will we get the posturing that comes with the ego that leads to a last moment deal?
Tune in tomorrow....