Sunday, July 31, 2011

Maureen Dowd Calls Republicans Suicide Bombers

Bombers, Maureen Dowd, suicide, tea party
Of course, Maureen Dowd has rarely had an original idea. By calling Republicans suicide bombers, she is parroting Newsweek's Tina Brown and MSNBC's Chris Matthews.


. . .The maniacal Tea Party freshmen are trying to burn  down the House they were elected to serve in. It turns out they wanted  to come inside to get a blueprint of the historic building to sabotage  it.
Like gargoyles on the Capitol, the adamantine nihilists are  determined to blow up the country’s prestige, their party and even their  own re-election chances if that’s what it takes. (Many are worried  about primary races with even more dogmatic challengers, which is a  truly scary thought.) If they can drag President Obama off his pedestal,  even better. They think he looks down on them and sneers at their  values.
Democratic lawmakers worry that the Tea Party freshmen  have already “neutered” the president, as one told me. They fret that  Obama is an inept negotiator. They worry that he should have been out in  the country selling a concrete plan, rather than once more kowtowing to  Republicans and, as with the stimulus plan, health care and Libya,  leading from behind.
When Obama came before the cameras Friday to  say that “any solution to avoid default must be bipartisan,” many  Democrats wish he had just gone all unilateral and taken Bill Clinton’s  advice to invoke the 14th Amendment. They yearned to see the president beat the political suicide bombers over the head with the Constitution.  Impeaching a constitutional lawyer for saving the economy would be an  even more difficult sell than impeaching a rogue for fibbing about a  dalliance. Keep on reading...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

MoDo is about as insightful and forward-thinking as yesterday's New York Times.