The least dispiriting moment of another grim week in Washington was the sight of ornery veterans tearing down the Barrycades around the war memorials on the National Mall, dragging them up the street and dumping them outside the White House. This was, as Kevin Williamson wrote at National Review, “as excellent a gesture of the American spirit as our increasingly docile nation has seen in years.”
Read the whole thing. Here are some pull quotes:
- Folding is what Republicans do. John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are so good at folding Obama should hire them as White House valets.
- without meaningful course correction, America is doomed.
- we are on course to becoming the first nation of negative-millionaires.
- These days, it’s not clear to me that the Republican Party functions as a pro-American right.