July 28, 2011
When the Grand Old Party Really Was

The debt ceiling crisis in a nutshell, from Abraham Lincoln via Paul Krugman:

But you will not abide the election of a Republican president! In that supposed event, you say, you will destroy the Union; and then, you say, the great crime of having destroyed it will be upon us! That is cool. A highwayman holds a pistol to my ear, and mutters through his teeth, “Stand and deliver, or I shall kill you, and then you will be a murderer!”


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at July 28, 2011 10:23 PM
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Adam Smith, Alexander Hamilton, Abraham Lincoln, even Ronald Reagan all seem to stand against the Tea Partiers' Republican Party. Who stands with them other than the apparition of Ayn Rand?

Posted by: James Stripes on July 29, 2011 10:31 AM

Would it have been so disastrous today if the union was dissolved yesterday? Why don't we ask the millions killed by the world's greatest purveyor of mass violence? Oh wait, we can't. THEY'RE DEAD.

Posted by: ErdoGan on July 29, 2011 5:15 PM

I think Ayn Rand herself would denounce the Tea Party today for trying to steal the Social Security and Medicare she signed up for as soon as she was old enough.

Posted by: JoyfulA on July 29, 2011 6:39 PM

Come on, JoyfulA, haven't you ever heard of IOKIYAR? (It's OK if you're Ayn Rand)?

Posted by: Fast Eddie on July 29, 2011 8:10 PM
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