Our Oxymoronic Politics: Defunding Government as a Major Fundraising Opportunity
All summer, various Far-Right organizations have been making money hand over fist by selling bumper stickers, t-shirts, coffee mugs, and all sorts of other paraphernalia usually associated with political campaigns but, in this instance, promoting three delusional political causes: (1) the impending impeachment of President Obama; (2) the impending confiscation of all guns from all American households, whether law-abiding or not; and, of course, (3) the impending collapse of American medical care and the American economy because of the long-delayed enactment of the final major provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Never mind, that not even the most radical of the Tea Partiers in Congress have introduced any impeachment resolutions—or even mentioned impeachment on the House floor. Never mind that, despite recurring massacres, the Federal government has not been able to pass legislation that makes it even marginally more difficult for mentally unbalanced individuals to purchase assault weapons and large…
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