This week’s Herald column – the right’s cold calculus: the less fortunate must suffer because Obama exists

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It’s Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean that cruelty takes a vacation …

A clip:

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, one thing is clear: We are living in an age of strange and persistent cruelty, and our politics is making things worse.

In Washington, where lawmakers are taking yet another break from a Congress that has been the least productive in a generation, three truths have ground the entire governing project to a halt: Barack Obama exists.

And because Barack Obama exists, Republicans have deemed that nothing of substance will pass the House of Representatives. And by ensuring that nothing of substance will pass the House of Representatives, Republicans hope to regain power, so that they can ensure that nothing of substance passes the Senate, either.

Read the whole thing at the Miami Herald

Meanwhile, Eleanor Clift explores the . (I know, I know what you’re thinking, righties … if only you could create a REAL hunger games…)

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3 Responses to This week’s Herald column – the right’s cold calculus: the less fortunate must suffer because Obama exists

  1. Joan says:

    I keep wondering about this Hobby Lobby supreme court case. Does Hobby Lobby sell
    merchandise from China, you know, the place where they force abortions and now I hear they put out bins, like trash bins where people can dispose of their unwanted babies! Has anyone asked them?

  2. Anomaly100 says:

    Barack Obama’s existence has been their motivating factor to impede progress, since day one when the Tea Party swept into the House.

  3. Phoenix says:

    Joy, you’re the one. We love, love , love your commentary on current events that are so laced with historical references, insight and critical analysis. You are truly a “Joy” to see on MSNBC. How blessed are they? And so are we.

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