It’s difficult to quantify how remarkably wrong this is:
As the stalemate over the debt ceiling has demonstrated, it is impossible to strike compromise when the negotiating parties do not agree on what counts as a concession. [Yesterday], freshman Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) showed yet again why the Republican Party’s perverse concept of compromise has left the U.S. on the brink of default.
During an interview with MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer, Brooks insisted that Republicans have already compromised with President Obama by agreeing to raise the debt ceiling in exchange for a laundry list of right-wing policies, including an amendment to the Constitution. “Why should we give Barack Obama $2.4 trillion? It’s his debt,” Brooks said. “It’s his debt ceiling.”
This is beyond stupid and if anyone believes this to be true, they ought to be summarily committed to a mental institution. The National Debt has been steadily increasing for decades. The Bush administration alone doubled it. The debt ceiling, under Bush, was raised seven times — five times with the collective support of Cantor, Boehner and McConnell.
But here’s an equally alarming thing to consider. You need to pass a test to become a citizen. You need to pass a test to drive a fucking car or to benefit from higher education. But any slawjawed shit-kicker with a pulse and questionably intact gray matter can become a member of Congress.