There continue to be many disturbing consequences from America’s ongoing economic disaster. One, too seldom noted, is that we now have a subset of Americans who apparently have too little to do and thus too much time on their hands, some of which is taken up with silliness. The economy is still in the pits, Americans are still coming home from Iraq in body bags, presidents (past and present) continue to stretch the limits of constitutional authority, personal spending is down and government spending is up, unemployment is going up not down, Iran has just sentenced an American journalist to prison, north Korea is firing off rockets, and Newt is railing about . . . a handshake.
Monday, April 20, 2009
As I said, I'm no fan of Politico's The Arena, but this, from a former Republican congressman is very, very good: