We recently came to the brink of the cliff of a government default, and by their votes Rep. Marino and Sen. Toomey demonstrated that they were happy to send us over that cliff. They and their really right comrades are so invested in their political philosophy and re-election, that they were willing to sacrifice the economy of the country and the well-being of us all. These people are not conservatives. They are reactionary, mean spirited, selfish, thoughtless, corporatists that are willing to put their personal politics ahead of the good of the country.
We as a country have many problems to solve, but we can't even begin to solve them because of the ridiculous right of the Republican Party. John Boehner isn't a leader, he is controlled by the most reactionary wing of his caucus and puts his retention of the speakership ahead of the good of the country. They are committed to destroying the presidency of President Obama with no concern that in so doing they hurt the country.
The give and take of politics doesn't include political destruction. They are as dangerous as religious extremists in their obsessive belief that they have the keys to all that is right. They have no respect for what little we have left of a democratic process by their inability to accept that Barrack Obama was the winner of the last two elections. They seem to lack the understanding that Democrats have been elected to control the Senate.
The months ahead offer nothing but the same as we have already experienced.
I agree that we should get better control of our debt situation, but their only solution is to burden the poor and the middle class more. Heaven help us if we would ever ask the rich to do their share.