Frank Rich’s report (below) that some Republicans are now praising the guy who flew his plane into an IRS office building, burned down his home, leaving his family without either home or support, makes one wonder what is happening to this party.  I recall a time when it was filled with honest and decent people such as Robert A. Taft:
<a href=” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Taft”>
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Taft</a>

It now seems to be permeated with liars, smearers, and as this suicide incident indicates, nut cases.

If Obama is given the opportunity, he will presumably call this junk for what it is.  But our media too often only gives us fragments that distort the facts or play lies as though they were valid ‘opinions’.

As one trained in philosophy who taught it for my lifetime of work, I am appalled.  There are many ways to make big bucks. I looked at those and concluded that they were not for me — save us from the greedies who would destroy their own families to make a dishonest buck.

Humanity, I guess, is divided between our psychopaths and those who care for others — with a mix between the two extremes.  I hope that the former do not take us over and destroy our democracy and the lives but all except the super rich in the process.

This country is in very precarious shape, thanks to the Republican dominance of things since the time of Reagan.

Where we are headed next is a damned scary business!

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The Axis of the Obsessed and Deranged
By FRANK RICH
Violent invective, once largely confined to blogs and talk
radio, is now spreading among Republicans in public office
or aspiring to it.

<a href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/opinion/28rich.html?th&emc=th”>http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/opinion/28rich.html?th&emc=th</a>

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“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent [blind copies]

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