Now, I rarely post political things here and I guess those of you who know me have a pretty good idea where I stand on these things. Let’s just say that I have a hard time reading and digesting the news (or what passes as news) these days.
However, I really thought this needs to be (re-)posted and read. It’s straight from the horse’s mouth, i.e. Mike Lofgren, veteran Republican staffer, who left after 28 years because his party became a parade of lunatics.
Here’s a snip:
Far from being a rarity, virtually every bill, every nominee for Senate confirmation and every routine procedural motion is now subject to a Republican filibuster. Under the circumstances, it is no wonder that Washington is gridlocked: legislating has now become war minus the shooting, something one could have observed 80 years ago in the Reichstag of the Weimar Republic. As Hannah Arendt observed, a disciplined minority of totalitarians can use the instruments of democratic government to undermine democracy itself.
Go here to read the entire thing: http://www.truth-out.org/goodbye-all-reflections-gop-operative-who-left-cult/1314907779