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There's a general principle hidden in there too, in a week in which the "other side," meaning those folks Tbogg mentions in his piece, have basically outlawed all abortion clinics in Kansas by virtue of the mischievous application of building codes. Odd that the very people who seem to relish this utter fantasy of Sharia Law being imposed on the US are themselves actually bringing Sharia Law to various of our states.
And at the national level, Mr. Cantor walks out on negotiations concerning the debt limit. I think Digby's probably exactly right on this--it's a kabuki dance, period. That's sad. It means Mr. Obama is thoroughly entangled, when he should be standing up for America and explaining clearly, every day, that the Republicans are bent on destroying the entire fabric of social programs which have been put in place since the '30s. At the very least, this really ought to be said: if the Debt Limit is not raised, it is Republicans who are blowing up a fragile economy, and their smarmy, misleading ads about Obama's record don't change that fact a bit. The rightwingers like to complain about Mr. Obama "apologizing" to world leaders (something he didn't do, by the way). But it's the rightwing that he's reticent about standing up to at the moment. Are they going to say, sometime towards next November, that it's Obama's fault because he didn't stop them from playing with matches? Answer: of course they will, and you heard it here first.