links to Greg Sargent
on the charge of deliberate economic sabotage:
In recent weeks, there’s been some question as to how far Dems are willing to go in making the explosive charge that Republicans are deliberately trying to sabotage the economy in order to improve their chances of defeating President Obama in 2012.
On a conference call just now with reporters, Senator Chuck Schumer made the most aggressive case we’ve heard yet along these lines, leaving little doubt that Dems are locking in behind this message as the deficit talks hit crunch time and as the 2012 campaign looms.
“Do they simply want the economy to go down the drain to further their political gain?” Schumer asked. “They seem to be against anything that may create jobs, because they view a weak economy as key to their political chances in 2012.”
They're right about the plan; wrong about the motive. This isn't about Obama. Most of the deficit was created by George W. Bush -- the tax cuts for the rich, the insane military spending, the bailouts. The trade imbalance and the destruction of American manufacturing were both caused by libertarian policies put into effect long before Mr. O got the oval.
The engineer wants to crash the train. Why? Because he wants to see it crash
. The crash is the point; Obama is incidental.
They want to see the economy collapse in a huge spasm of Emmerich-esque Total Fucking Destruction. Financial Ragnarok will bring us to the point that Russia reached after Yeltsin took over. The U.S. will be forced to sell off all of her assets to the oligarchs at ridiculously low prices.
After that comes the formal end of democracy. Obama ain't got nothin' to do with it.