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Why Haven't We Had a Requiem Yet?

Askia Muhammad | 8/1/2012, 5:39 p.m.

But wouldn't you know it, there are Republicans lining up to defend this indefensible slander against a trusted government official because of her family background, despite the fact that she now happens to be married to Anthony Weiner, a former member of Congress himself.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) defended Bachmann's slander of Hillary Clinton's top aide's loyalty to the United States, saying the Minnesota lawmaker's "concern was about the security of the country." Oh, that explains racist xenophobia. It's all about the security of the country.

What I can't understand is how this group of people who have demonstrated themselves to be utterly and totally incapable of governing the country can still be vying to lead, and how so many people are still taking them seriously. If progressive forces were beset with this kind of leadership at the top they would be a laughingstock.

The only hope these plutocrats have to pull off their scheme in 2012 is: they will be able to convince enough gullible voters that WASP-guys like them [the GOP] should govern, precisely because they're WASP-guys. That's what xenophobia, masked as "American Exceptionalism," is from the get-go. When will we declare it to be permanently dead?