Apparently to qualify as a New York Daily News columnist now all you have to do is search the leftwing blogs for talking points and cobble together the worst paranoid conspiracies and lump them all together in one place.
Koch Brothers? Check.
Rightwing loonies? Check.
Conservatives John McCain and Peter King? Check.
Wait, what? John McCain a conservative? Whoa, check you meds, dude.
And 521 years after Columbus “discovered” America, on the holiday celebrating the noted explorer, America was still closed for business. And in 2013 Congress had nothing to do, so it sat on a hill of grass scratching its collective ass.
Even on Columbus Day.
Columbus and his band of European Christian white guys had sloshed ashore to civilize the “savage” red man. And half a millennium later words like “deadlocked,” “debt ceiling,” “fiscal cliff,” “sequester,” “continuing resolution” and “default” clogged the headlines and airwaves like a logjam of political inertia that has made us the laughingstock of the world.
But this isn’t about money, debt or deficit. It’s about race.
Is there anything lazier these days by breaking down opposition to Obama polices as racist? Geez, it’s not even remotely original.
Five centuries after Columbus and his nervous white crew arrived, there is still a small crew of frightened white people in Congress who refuse to accept an America with a black man in charge.
These extremists have not yet been able to accept, even after two decisive national elections, that a black man occupies the White House.
For some of them, their single goal as members of Congress is to make this first African-American President fail.
President Obama has failed at many things all on his own, disappointing many in his own Democratic Party. He failed to close Guantanamo Bay, as he promised. He failed to bring a swift end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He failed to curtail the government’s invasion of our privacy. Obama has failed to remove the cop-of-the-world badge from Uncle Sam’s top hat after 12 years of awful, bloody, deadly war.
Obama and Secretary of State Kerry were itching to go to war with Syria until our old warmongering nemesis Russia persuaded Syria to agree to start dismantling its chemical weapon stockpile.
He admits Obama is a failure, so does that make him racist? Of course not. It’s all you Tea Party nuts.
This crew of right-wing loonies does not want Obama to succeed, so they hold the entire country hostage. It doesn’t matter that the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC Poll shows that their own Republican Party has sunk to historic lows in public opinion. That even sane, conservative Republicans like Sen. John McCain and Rep. Pete King warn of political blowback.
A really sharp observer of the political scene right there. Anyone who claims Peter King and McCain are conservatives really has no idea what the hell he’s talking about.
The worst part is that the Republican Party allows this extortion to continue because its cowardly leadership fears primary challenges financed by the odious Koch brothers, who have bottomless pockets.
Does this tool even realize one of the “odious” Koch brothers supports gay marriage and marijuana legalization? Those aren’t exactly Tea Party-driven issues. But why bother with pesky facts when you’re a lazy columnist?