MAD (or: How the Tea Party Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Default)

July 19th, 2011

Inspired by More Republicans Consider Brief US Default (Newsmax 7/07/11), Madness on debt ceiling (Salisbury Post 7/09/11), and The GOP’s perverse debt default incentive (Salon.com7/18/11).

 

“I will not vote to increase the debt ceiling.” – Michele Bachmann TV ad

 

“The way it’s planned
They’ll only let the fools survive.” — Gillan

 

Remember the policy of mutually assured destruction?

Republicans have applied it to deficit reduction.

 

They’re willing to put our and the world’s economy at risk

In order to severely shrink the federal fisc.

 

The difference is that some of these kooks

Actually want to set off the nukes.

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Here’s your theme music, M.A.D. (Mutually Assured Destruction) by Gillan.

 

Here’s Michele Bachmann’s new debt ceiling ad. Note that she doesn’t say that she won’t vote to raise the debt ceiling if we don’t get big enough cuts or a balanced budget amendment. She won’t raise it period.

 

Here’s a perfect encapsulation of the Tea Party policy of mutually assured (economic) destruction, from the classic movie Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (here’s the book on which the movie was based).

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