Confirmed on Video: Republican Incoherence Run Amok

by Michael Lux Michael Lux is the co-founder and CEO of Progressive Strategies, L.L.C., a political consulting firm founded in 1999, focused on strategic political consulting for non-profits, labor unions, PACs and progressive donors. He is also a partner at Democracy Partners, a progressive consulting firm. Previously, he was Senior Vice President for Political Action at People For the American Way (PFAW), and the PFAW Foundation, and served at the White House from January 1993 to mid-1995 as a Special Assistant to the President for Public Liaison. While at Progressive Strategies, Lux has founded, and currently chairs a number of new organizations and projects, including American Family Voices, the Progressive Donor Network, and BushRecall.org. Lux serves on the boards of several other organizations including the Arca Foundation, Americans United for Change, Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, Center for Progressive Leadership, Democratic Strategist, Grassroots Democrats, Progressive Majority and Women’s Voices/Women Vote.In November of 2008, Mike was named to the Obama-Biden Transition Team. In that role, he served as an advisor to the Public Liaison on dealings with the progressive community and has helped shape the office of Public Liaison based on his past experience working on the Clinton-Gore Transition, as well as in the White House. On January 14, 2009, Lux released his first book, The Progressive Revolution: How the Best in America Came to Be. Lux's book was published by Wiley Publishing. 14.10.2013

This incredible new video clip officially confirms that, as comedian Andy Borowitz put it the other day, that the Republicans have decided to shut down not only the government but their frontal lobes.

Video here.

What Louie Gohmert, a fairly powerful leader in the all-important House tea party caucus, is arguing is that if Republicans in the House refuse to increase the debt ceiling, that this would be an impeachable offense by President Obama. Think about the logic on that one for a minute. Wait, sorry, don’t want to destroy any more of your brain cells. This idea by Gohmert goes completely around the bend: Republican want to impeach President Obama not for his own action but for their inaction? It’s like an Escher drawing on acid.

We’re at the endgame of this particular episode of Republican craziness. Their logic and their brains have melted away. Their messaging is a toxic stew. Their political strategies are sand in the wind. Their policies are incoherent rage. The biggest questions now are how much damage will they cause, to the country and to themselves. We will soon know the answers because we are almost out of time. The scariest thing is that you can’t cut a deal with people who, uh, think(?) like this. We can only hope that the saner people in the Republican party can find a way around their sociopathic brothers and sisters.

All those stories last week about the Democrats taking back the House because of this mess? The odds get better for us Democrats every single day. And if Gohmert’s idea spreads (and even, please God, gets pushed by other Republicans), it will be a lock.

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