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As Republicans Fight a Civil War, An Economy Hangs in the Balance

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But if you can't take a joke like that, you're probably not a Republican.

Spoiler Alert

It's hard to know which side will prevail, but as always: our money's on the money.

It's almost a shame. The Tea Partiers, though terrifyingly deluded, seem to love this country. But their kind of love will destroy it. The Chamber crowd seems to view the country merely as a market to be milked, drained, and discarded. They'll prevent a catastrophe, but only to prolong their exploitation. Let's face it: There's no happy ending.

Which takes us to the final scene of Killing Me Softly, after Brad Pitt cleaned up the problems threatening the "local criminal economy" and his sponsor's balking at paying his full price. They're sitting in a bar watching an idealistic Obama speech from 2008. "This guy wants to tell me we're living in a community?" says Pitt, who might be speaking for every corporate executive and politician in the country. "America's not a country. It's just a business. Now (effin') pay me."

If the Tea Partiers win, God knows what they'll do to this country. And if the corporatists prevent a financial crisis, next thing you know they'll grab a handful of peanuts off the bar and say: This is a business.

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Now pay me.

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Hangs in the balance? Apparently someone is not al... by Bill Johnson on Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 8:11:10 AM