To the editor of THE EAGLE:
The shutdown of the U.S. government by the bigots on the far right has absolutely nothing to do with the Affordable Care Act. That act was voted on and became the law of the land which was further vetted and upheld by the Supreme Court. Whether they like it or not, they know full well there is nothing they can do about it.
No, the reason for holding the government hostage is all about plain old racism. These fascists have made it clear that their entire agenda is to bring down Obama. Right wing conservatives have dealt with numerous Democratic presidents throughout the years, and they somehow always managed to compromise and therefore get things done. But their hatred for Obama is based purely on the color of this president’s skin.
Shutting down the government is one thing. Refusing to raise the debt ceiling and plunging the U.S. into default for the first time in history is quite another. The consequences would be catastrophic. So let’s see if their blatant racism is great enough for them to ruin the credit of the United States along with the U.S. dollar.
Someone is going to have to blink. In the past it has always been Obama. This time it is the right wing extremists’ turn. With the stakes beyond the comatose American people’s comprehension, the bigots will blink or the Republican party will be toast.