And since we've mentioned the budget, and since it is far more important regardless of the deafening cheers of news hacks, let us say neither side has covered itself with glory. The Democrats won't cut anything because of their psychosis that a government program can never be bad; but the Republicans are playing a game of brinkmanship, and their friends in the Wall Street Casino have already shown they can blow up the economy when they want to. Both sides will have to swallow hard. We may not like increased taxes or reduced services but we definitely don't like the Republic collapsing.
One of the few who has shown leadership is Rep. Ryan, and we've meant to discuss his name before, but such leadership speaks for itself. Nonetheless in a nation as mentally and spiritually eviscerated as ours the pandering and posturing of others can drown it out.