I'll say one thing for the debt-ceiling crisis. It has produced some of the best conservative ravings since Joe McCarthy and Westbrook Pegler.
Case in laughable point is George Will's column today, which reads like one of the borderline psychotic fulminations so commonly drooled onto the comments section of Michelle Malkin's Web site. A complete autopsy of Will's diatribe would be too tedious and gruesome, so let's zoom in on merely one of his gangrenous manifestations.
He praises the Constitutional separation of powers for having
rescued the nation from Obama’s preference for a "clean" debt-ceiling increase that would ignore the onrushing debt tsunami. There are 87 reasons for Obama’s temporary conversion of convenience to the cause of spending restraint — the 87 House Republican freshmen. Their inflexibility astonishes and scandalizes Washington because it reflects the rarity of serene fidelity to campaign promises.
How a clean vote would in any way stay or reverse the nation's fiscal encumbrances which Congress has racked up over the years is beyond anyone dwelling in the real world's spacetime continuum, but let us pass on that. Let us instead zoom in further on Will's praise for the Tea Party's "rarity of serene fidelity to campaign promises" -- yes, yes, praiseworthy indeed, even if it means utter national, and possibly global, destruction.
At the moment I am rather understandably imagining Mr. Will sitting at a typewriter, ca. 1939, giddily praising Herr Hitler for his impeccable fidelity shown to the promises made in Mein Kampf. Refreshing political behavior, was it not? Never mind its apocalyptic substance.
One just doesn't find fuehers leaders like that anymore, except ...