In Brief: President Obama: "Radical Republicans Are Traitors Who Must Be Crushed":
In his remarks today about the end of the shutdown/debt default crisis, President Obama was pissed off. It was something many of us on the left have waited for. We've wanted Obama to finally say that he's sick of this shit and won't take it anymore. You have to think that, after years of Republicans successfully damaging his presidency and spitting on his goals, he wanted to rub their stupid fucking faces in the shitpile of their defeat. But he held back from spiking the ball and doing an endzone dance.
However, what Obama did say was pretty sweet. Essentially, it boiled down to "Hey, you yahoos and nut jobs, this is what it looks like when someone actually is trying to destroy the nation."
Look at how he laid it out. He hit on the credit rating of the United States: "The agency that put America’s credit rating on watch the other day explicitly cited all of this, saying that our economy 'remains more dynamic and resilient' than other advanced economies, and that the only thing putting us at risk is -- and I'm quoting here -- 'repeated brinksmanship.'"
He smacked the GOP with the standing of the U.S. in the world: "[N]othing has done more damage to America's credibility in the world, our standing with other countries, than the spectacle that we've seen these past several weeks. It's encouraged our enemies. It's emboldened our competitors. And it's depressed our friends who look to us for steady leadership."
And then the kicker: "So let's work together to make government work better, instead of treating it like an enemy or purposely making it work worse. That’s not what the founders of this nation envisioned when they gave us the gift of self-government. You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president, then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election. Push to change it. But don’t break it. Don’t break what our predecessors spent over two centuries building. That's not being faithful to what this country is about."
You got it? In other words, Republicans who took the nation to the brink of disaster are, at best, anarchist terrorists; at worst, traitors.
In otherer words, you just got a preview of the line of attack for 2014. Who do you stand with? People who believe in the nation or people who want to wreck the joint?