Thursday, October 3, 2013

They Bought Themselves a Revolution…

…and ended up against the wall.
Why [asked donors at a high-priced fundraising luncheon] did the GOP seem so in the thrall of its most extremist wing? The donors, banker types who occupy the upper reaches of Wall Street’s towers, couldn’t understand why the Republican Party—their party—seemed close to threatening the nation with a government shutdown, never mind a default if the debt ceiling isn’t raised later this month.
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1 comment:

john_burke100 said...

What bothers me about this (by now familiar) narrative is that primary politics can be used against the Tea Party types as well as against those who claim to be their helpless prey. Can't the Wall Street fat cats pour enough money (especially post-Citizens United) into enough districts to get rid of the wingnut obstructionists? Were we all wrong in saying that wealth confers political influence?