I guess I should have seen the old red scare card from a conservative-radical politician coming. Surely it was coming, right as that Iron Horse, "Old Number 97", a' barreling down the railway tracks with Casey Jones at the helm blowing the horn! The breaks are gone, the nut-jobs are stoking the boiler, the dogs are barking, and any sane conservative left is about to make a jump for the ditch.
This whole election year has been off the wall. It just went spinning off to the 1950's all over again.
First we had the GOP's answer to "Baby Doc" Duvalier, former reactionary leader of Haiti --Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Ryan has his nefarious but popular plan in the House to balance the budget by eliminating Medicare as we know it and cutting taxes to the well-off and the super rich while pretending to balance the budget. Even though the budget itself in ten years would lose ten trillion dollars in revenue. Yeah, that will work. Yeah...sure. Why didn't I think of that?
Then it was Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich taking every word out of Barack Obama, Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi's mouth and twisting it to maybe get the last blockhead voter he can out of some state primary he'll never win. And now we have Allen West, the back-bencher par excellence, coming out with his latest attempt to get someone outside his Florida district to notice him.
80 Communists in the Democratic Congressional Caucus in Washington? This guy needs medication. Seriously.