Americans United for Change is running this TV ad blasting Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, over his complicity in the Republican government shutdown.
“It’s time Denham and fellow Republicans in Congress come to grips with reality that the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land, that it was upheld as constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, and that it’s working,” reads a press release accompanying the ad. “They can’t possibly have forgotten that Obamacare was a central issue in the 2012 presidential election and that the candidate that campaigned on repealing it lost by 5 million votes.”
They don’t care. To these extremists, Obama and big government are evil. You cannot compromise with evil.
Andrew Sullivan — a conservative, by the way — says is better than I can:
“There is effectively no Republican party any more. There is a radical movement to destroy the modern American state and eviscerate its institutions in favor of restoring a mythical, elysian, majority-white, nineteenth-century past. This crisis is proving that more powerfully than even watching Fox. We need to see what is in front of our nose: a cold civil war has broken out between those properly called conservatives, defending the credit of the government, empirical reality, and adjustments to modern life and those properly called radical reactionaries declaring our current elected president and Senate as illegitimate actors, bent on the destruction of America, and therefore necessitating total political warfare, even to the point of threatening to destroy the global economy.”