Elizabeth Warren nails the Republican Shut Down of US Government.

Via elephant journal
on Oct 7, 2013
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“Hostage tactics are the last resort for those who can’t otherwise win their fights.”

You can do your worst to make your incompetence look like government incompetence, but when your day is done we will have rejected your cynicism yet again: there are things we have chosen to do together. We are not fundamentally a nation of I got mine, we are a democracy.

Bonus: “We should be having a real debate about our budget – because we have real problems to solve…“For this right-wing minority, hostage-taking is all they have left – a last gasp of those who cannot cope with the realities of our democracy.”


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4 Responses to “Elizabeth Warren nails the Republican Shut Down of US Government.”

  1. neil says:

    I agree that helping people is very important but what are we going to do with all the US debt? How long can we continue to borrow and spend? That is the question.

  2. Auki says:

    The Republicans have gone completely insane. There is a fundamental flaw in our democracy when a small group of of anti-government extremists can bring the wheels of government to a screeching halt and hold our economy hostage. The Tea Party is America's version of the Taliban. They need to be stomped out!

  3. Auki says:

    We can borrow and spend forever. The debt isn't a real issue.

  4. Johnny says:

    We are a republic. (Wasn't she an Ivy League law professor?) I remember doing a research paper in high school where parts of it required studying a number of the speeches and editorials of the 'ruling class' in England about the 'anarchists' in America. This sounds eerily similar.