Robert Prather at OTB on the debt ceiling hostage taking:
I’ve been moving to the left for a few years now, but these idiots are radicalizing me. I’ve never voted for a Democrat in my life (full disclosure: I didn’t vote the last two elections due to moving), but I doubt I’ll ever vote for a Republican again. They’re either stupid or evil, but either way they’re dangerous and bad for the country.
I don’t know the specifics of Prather’s politics, but there’s a general lesson here. You can be a social conservative who thinks that Roe v Wade was the worst Supreme Court decision on record. You can be a paleocon who thinks that uncontrolled immigration is killing our domestic workforce. Or you can just be a Chamber of Commerce, Main Street, traditional “cut my taxes” Republican. No matter what your reason for voting Republican in the past, how can you vote again for a party that’s about to ruin our national credit rating and kill off an already halting recovery, all over a vote that, as Prather points out, is simply procedural?