Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fareed Zakaria: "Almost Like A War"

Hat tip to DKos for bringing this interview to our attention. Here's a few quotes from Fareed Zakaria on the behavior of the Tea Party Republicans :

"So instead of accepting some compromise that can get through the democratic process, what they're saying is, "We'll blow up the country if you don't listen to us. We'll hold hostage the credit of the United States, the good standing of the United States, and we'll blow it up."

And further:

"They have not been elected as dictators of the United States."


"A national emergency, almost like a war."

Yes, this is a war. The Republicans have declared war on the President of the United States and the Democratic Party. They mean to control as dictators, and they don't care if they have to destroy the country to do it. Doesn't matter how many people get hurt. Doesn't matter if we lose our "good name". They'll just blame everything on Obama and the Dems for not doing what they want anyway. They'll never take responsibility for their actions. Ever. They are zealots, and they are economic terrorists. It's time to start labeling these actions in a truthful manner. We've gone far beyond simple "politics".

Zakaria calls on Obama to use the 14th amendment. He's not kidding. Listen to the whole interview. Very powerful.

It's starting to sink in with the pundit class now. About time.