Why do congressional Republicans keep jumping off the cliff – and taking the country with them? Don’t they see the political trap that President Obama has sprung on them?
You could enjoy what they’re doing to themselves politically if you didn’t hate what they’re doing to the country economically.
Here’s just part of the sequestration toll in North Carolina, according to theCharlotte Observer and News & Observer: “Hundreds of North Carolina teachers would lose their jobs, many families across the state would no longer get help with preschool or day care for their children, and 22,000 civilians who work for the military in the state would face pay cuts.”
Nationally, unemployment will go up. Economic growth will go down. The recovery from recession will be slowed.
Worst of all, lines at airports will get longer and slower. Now you’re talking a real crisis.
Republicans have convinced themselves – again – that their strategy is a winner. They are blinded by ideology. They hate government so much they thinks everybody hates it. They’re already forgotten how Obama won an election they were certain he would lose.
So Obama just goes up to bat every day and hits another one out the park on them.
One of two things is certain to happen at this rate: Republicans will eventually wake up and change, or they will get their brains beat in at the ballot box, and it won’t matter.