So the Tea Party Frankenstein monster created by, variously, the Koch brothers/Rupert Murdoch/Wall Street corporate cash backers is not obeying commands of the Master.
As a result, that decrepit old fuckface Rupert Murdoch ordered his rancid editorial staff at the Wall Street Journal to take them to task for not licking a fine polish onto John Boehner's wretched turd of a budget bill.
Ah, yes, in the editorial, we find the reference to "tea party hobbits" which is now causing great umbrage, jowl shaking, and occasional Randian pants-shitting within the halls of Congress. Within referenced editorial, specifically:
I hate to engage in schadenfreude, especially when it means a wrecked national economy and a more rapid hastening of the ultimate downfall of the US dollar as the world's currency, but still, it is gruesomely delightful to see these feeble-minded Republican reptiles gnawing at each other's limbs.
"The idea seems to be that if the House GOP refuses to raise the debt ceiling, a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue, and the public will turn en masse against . . . Barack Obama. The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all blame. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea-party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor."
So, is this finally where the Republicans completely lose it and are lost forever in the realm of deranged fantasy? According to the editorial, the Republicans have played out the cynical political game perfectly:
"The Speaker has made mistakes in his debt negotiations, not least in trusting that Mr. Obama wants serious fiscal reforms. But thanks to the President's overreaching on taxes, Mr. Boehner now has the GOP positioned in sight of a political and policy victory. If his plan or something close to it becomes law, Democrats will have conceded more spending cuts than they thought possible, and without getting the GOP to raise taxes and without being able to blame Republicans for a debt-limit crackup or economic damage".To continue in a Tolkienian vein, that is some majorly strong pipe-weed the ol' WSJ Gandalf is smokin' there. There are quite a few ifs in that chain of so-called reasoning, none of which seem to have much of a chance.
IF the teatards get in line behind Boehner, don their hockey masks, pick up their cudgels, and do massive bodily harm to innocent civilians,
IF enough members of the Senate suddenly become completely unhinged, and vote for Boehner's bill,
IF Obama is attacked by a rabid horde of sea otters in the midst of vetoing the bill,
IF the good faith and credit of the United States of America is not downgraded despite the above farcical proceedings,
IF Wall Street investors do not empty their collective bowels in a catatonic gesture of mass deference,
IF all of this, and the threat of flaming final meteoric death from above does not occur,
THEN why, yes, I suppose the Republicans, viewing the smoking wreckage of the Obama presidency perched atop the equally smoking collateral damage of the world economy, can declare Victory, and go back to the Shire.
Oh, fuck it, amn. You know what? We've already been through the 2000s, 9/11, the failed Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the screwing of the American worker and the middle class, the Crash, the BP oil spill, the tsunami, Fukushima... what the fuck more can be done to us?
Oh, I get it. The Republicans have been sleeper Soviet agents intent upon destroying Western democracy all along!
Well played, Comrades!