With the emphasis on madly…
Charles Krauthammer has gotten a lot of press for his comment to Sean Hannity that Obama is trying to provoke a “civil war” in the GOP.
Now pretend that Bush is president, that the Dems control the House, and that the GOP has a majority in the Senate, but not a filibuster-proof one.
What would Krauthammer say if Bush was trying to keep us from going over the cliff?
He wouldn’t say Bush was trying to provoke a civil war among Dems, he’d praise him for trying to reach out to what he’d call the “reasonable” Dems, who weren’t “crazy, far-left types with San Francisco values.”
Bush would be heroically trying to save the country, while the Kenyan Muslim Socialist is heinously trying to destroy it.
We need intelligent policy debates about the right level of taxing and spending, but all we’re getting is stupid personality attacks.