Pete Sessions is a multi-term legislator, and head of the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee. And this is how he thinks:
Mr. Sessions, in his seventh term, said Mr. Obama’s agenda was “intended to inflict damage and hardship on the free enterprise system, if not to kill it.” By next fall, he predicted, voters may regain appreciation for the era of Republican governance when “many dreams were achieved,” the size of the economy doubled and employment and financial markets hit record levels.If that's not enough of a double-barreled bit of paranoia combined with astonishing amnesia and historical revisionism, he also said
....that the administration intended to “diminish employment and diminish stock prices” as part of a “divide and conquer” strategy to consolidate power...And his party officially agrees. (Then Limbaugh, who commands the biggest S in RWS™, as night is followed by darker night, takes it up a notch.)
So that's where we stand, politically. Does anyone doubt the Republican Party is off the rails? Or that they can't be counted on to inject anything useful into the political arena? Really! I'm no longer surprised to hear various members of the RWS™ saying such things -- and they do, daily -- but this guy is the one designated to get Republicans elected to Congress.
If this country functions best when there are two credible parties, each able to put helpful ideas into play -- and I happen to think that's the case -- then we are ever more, increasingly, piteously, irredeemably, irreconcilably, undeniably, cataclysmically, cosmically, existentially, consequentially, Constitutionally, politically, economically, irrefutably, self-destructively, idiotically, embarrassingly, deservedly, stupidly, willingly, inexcusably, laughably, sadly, entirely, irreversibly, majestically screwed.