For more confirmation that we are most sincerely screwed, as referred to in the preceding post, there's this bit of candor from R Senator Toomey, on why gun legislation failed:
So why did GOP senators put aside common sense and popular will? According to Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), who co-authored the bipartisan measure, it wasn't just about the gun lobby -- some of his Republican colleagues didn't want to "be seen helping the president."
Clearly, for today's Congressional Republicans, it's not about governance, nor about what's best for the country. It's about their most narrow and narrow-minded self interest and prejudices, and nothing more."In the end it didn't pass because we're so politicized. There were some on my side who did not want to be seen helping the president do something he wanted to get done, just because the president wanted to do it," Toomey admitted on Tuesday in an interview with Digital First Media editors in the offices of the Times Herald newspaper in Norristown, Pa.
Simply and correctly put, they're a bunch of assholes.