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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ted Fucking Yoho

An epic Charles P. Pierce rant today over the utter absurdity and evil in the shutdown/debt ceiling debate, in which his targets range from Tea Partiers to Blue Dog Dems to Chris Matthews and Andrew Sullivan, and more.  Concludes with this:  "This means all of you who went along for the ride on torture, and on Iraq, and who hid under the bed after 9/11. This is how the power came to rest with Ted Yoho, who is a fool and a know-nothing. This is how historical inevitability is created. This is how its momentum becomes unstoppable. This is how the wreckage piles up."
"Government is the problem," said Saint Reagan in his first inaugural. And everybody, all of you sorry bastards, cheered, and made completely predictable the moment in which the power of the government would come to reside in...
Ted fking Yoho.
A guy who should be a minor annoyance at zoning board meetings in Florida is suddenly capable of helping to bring down the financial stability of the world. A guy who should be railing at his local drive-time talk-jock is giving quotes to The New York Times about the essential dismantling of the institutions of self-government.
Ted fking Yoho.
It's his world now. We just live in it.

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