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Clive Crook: The Republican Party Deserves Political Annihilation

It took Clive long enough to get to where the reality-based community has been for... quite a while. But welcome!

Clive Crook:

A daft way to tackle America’s debt: Tea Party true believers may be salivating at the prospect... [of s]hutting down the government.... They did it once before, during the Clinton administration, and were slammed: the shutdown rescued the Clinton presidency. To do it in 2011, with the economy laid low and financial markets still twitchy, would be the limit of irresponsibility. It would be betting the recovery to make a point. This time, political annihilation might follow, and the party would deserve it...