I wish I had written this. It almost perfectly sums up my thoughts about the ignorance and hypocrisy that is gripping the nation. A few brief snippets:
"... The democracy idea assumes that reasonable thoughtful people will honestly show up at the negotiating table ready to listen, learn, understand, compromise, and stand firm when that’s the right thing to do. Who would have envisioned that we’d elect a bunch of nay-sayers who just want to stop everything?
Will the tea-partiers, who claim to have “Christian values” demonstrate even more blatantly that they couldn’t give a rat’s ass about their neighbor, especially if he has ever been down on his luck, or worships a different (or no) god?
Do they truly not get that government is the only way to provide things we all rely on, like highways, a justice system, fire protection, roads, safe drinking water, disaster planning, healthcare for senior citizens, parks, and free public education? When did all of that get such a bad name? ..."