The end of American democracy, the Republicans and the federal government shutdown


EPA, Education, Labor, Transportation, FDA, and so on are all shut down. A terrifying federal default is around the corner. They are living their dream as they give the rest of us nightmares.

If you want to know just how broken American governance can still become, have a look at the future through their eyes.

Again, political negotiations go like this -- if you give me that I will give you this. They do not go like, give me everything I want or I will blow us all up.

This new ideology of extortion, if it proves successful, will be used over and over again by Republicans.

For the rest of us it will mean that we will always have to live under the threat of a political and economic nuclear strike that is actually home grown.

This is anarchy dressed up as political principal. It's nuts. It has to be resisted.