and to continue paraphrasing Pogo: shot ourselves in the foot. Ted Kopple’s explains it far more eloquently.
I blame the Tea Party mentality that was lying dormant all through the Rove/Cheney years for the foot shooting. The funny thing is that while the Tea Partier’s are decrying federal spending it seems they are really more in sync with the moral fundamentalism of bin Ladin than the awful “Libruls” in America who are dismantling the work of America’s apostolic Founding Fathers. Blame it on Jefferson and his gosh darned “pursuit of happiness” nonsense.