Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The politics of cruelty

Yet another terrific post from Charles Pierce, on the human cost of allowing the "negotiations" meme to prevail. These really are issues of life and death, and it is flat-out immoral to consign millions of people to profound suffering, pain and death unnecessarily. Reality defeated delusion on Nov. 6, and reality should not let delusion back into the tent for the sake of yesterday's Beltway decorum.

In fact, the Dems should take a page from Israel's book. They shouldn't negotiate until they have a real partner for peace. They should not sit down with terrorists, with America's Hamas. There's actual work to do, and John Boehner, Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham and the rest of the Party of Lies have nothing to do with it. They're a distraction.