On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday, Sen. John Kerry dressed down the media for giving equal time to mad people who think defaulting on the debt is a good thing. But that’s not the most important thing he said.
Kerry also implored his Republican colleagues not to allow the extremists whose mania for slashing government and refusal to allow a dime’s worth of revenue to come out of the pockets of the rich, onto the “super congress” that will try to negotiate a grand bargain on debt and deficits (if it isn’t declared unconstitutiional before it gets a chance.)
Why? Because if the tea party faction has its way, the Republican side of the bipartisan commission will be stacked with anti-tax, anti-government lunatics of the same stripe who brought us America’s first-ever credit downgrade.