It's official: The inmates are in charge of the asylum
As you have no doubt heard, the U.S. House of Representatives, already a snake pit of Kafkaesque proportions, is now under the control of perhaps the most bizarre collection of sociopaths ever to set foot on Capitol Hill. Regardless of their own sketchy personal histories, from thug to torturer, to bible-banging crackpot, the new Repugnican majority in the crazy House are not only proof that the human species is highly flawed, but that they are also dangerous to our health.
Wasn't it Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) who refered to elected Democratic officials as the "enemy," and to keeping her supporters "armed and dangerous"? And wasn't it Glenn Beck who spoke on national TV of a coming "civil war" led by militias (Beck said he "believes we're on this road") and questioning whether the U.S. military would follow the President's orders to stop the violence? This is worse than flaming (what's called flaming on the internet is political commentary on Faux News). And wasn't it Tucson teabaggers who held a shooting event with shooting victim Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in mind? Guess who has left a trail of Glen Beck talking points in his internet wake? Jared Loughner, the guy who shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. I'll grant you that Loughner is a bit of a paranoid nutcase, but he is just the sort of nutcase that is enabled by the crackpots listed above and their like-minded ideologues.
My hope is that this tragic incident that took place in Tucson will be the last gasp for the likes of Glen Beck and the so-called Tea Party. I trust that Repugnicans in Congress who may still be in control of their senses will pull the reins in on their more volatile colleagues and try to restore some sanity to the crazy House. My hope is that my hope isn't just wishful thinking.