The Emperor Nero may or may not have fiddled whilst Rome burned. But political discourse in America has become a distracting and increasingly irrelevant side-show.
As Republicans lurch from the right to the far right their standard bearer (for now) has become that well known huckster Donald Trump.
The “birthers” will continue to follow their weird mythology, whatever the facts. “Birthers” have next to no interest in facts. The one fact which motivates their daily visits to Fantasy Island is that our President is black skinned.
Members of the Tea Parties oppose every tax in sight, whilst gobbling up the benefits and services which taxes enable.
Libertarians continue with their self cantered and self absorbed piety.
My Democratic Party folks in Congress have lost their cohones.
Our good President still tries to build consensus. Sooner or later he will have to understand that when we make a pact with the devil, the devil always cheats and wins.
In the midst of all these “noisy gongs and clanging cymbals” there is one “still, small voice” which comes from the Pentagon. Here is a report about wisdom from the highest levels of military command in these United States.
Thank goodness for sanity from the "Brass".