“There is no place in a fanatic’s head where reason can enter”

The fanatic is incorruptible: if he kills for an idea, he can just as well get himself killed for one; in either case, tyrant or martyr, he is a monster. ~Emil Cioran

Andrew Sullivan takes the Republicans to the woodshed. Every word he’s saying is true, but I’m afraid it’s too late.

It was too late a day after the 2010 elections.

Boehner and McConnell have one goal and it is has nothing to do with the economy. It is destroying this president and this presidency. They are clearly calculating that the economic devastation their vandalism could create will so hurt the economy that it could bring them back to power through the wreckage. And they will use every smear, every lie, every canard possible to advance this goal. The propaganda channel dreamt of by Roger Ailes in the Nixon era will continue to pump poison into the body politic, until they defeat the man whose legitimacy as president they have never truly accepted.

As they say, read the whole thing. And weep.

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