For the last 10 years, anyone willing to listen, has heard me say the Republican Party is on a collision course with itself. Slowly but surely the GOP is falling apart. The marriage of convenience between fiscal conservatives and social conservatives has eroded beyond the point of return. Stay tuned. It’s still going to take some years to actually happen, but it will happen.
The “Shutdown Showdown” (or whatever your news producer is calling it) is not a fight between the GOP and President Obama. It is a fight between the Republican pragmatists and the Republican ideologues.
Hypocrisy is commonly part of the content of my work. I am fascinated by the contradictions between our thoughts and actions.
Here we have an amazing act of hypocrisy. This list shows the members of congress that accepted and benefited from government farm subsidies, yet voted against expanding the food stamp program.