First of all, I agree with everything A just posted about the uselessness and futility of the whole shutdown exercise. It's essentially political dodgeball of a sort that not even Vince Vaughan would try. That brings me to this week "honoree" who is a bidnessman, fantasist, and delusional malaka, Ted Yoho Yahoo. Since I cannot possibly top what Charlie Pierce wrote about Ted Yoho Yahoo and everything he personifies, here's the money quote:
The power rests with Ted Yoho because the castrato Speaker Of The House, Boehner of Ohio, cares more about his job than he does about his country. The power rests with Ted Yoho because the American political system has tolerated carefully cultivated ignorance and carefully tailored bigotry for far too long. Ted Yoho has been coming for years. Ted Yoho was made inevitable by the NCPAC campaigns of the late 1970's and by the elevation of Ronald Reagan to the presidency in 1980 and, subsequently, to an artificially exalted place in our history after he left office. The Republican party revelled in all the forces that are now tearing it apart.
And that is why Ted Yoho Yahoo is malaka of the week. He's the quintessential ignorant and damn proud of it teahadist motherfucker. I hope he crawls back under the slimy rock from whence he came.
That concludes what the late Greg Peters would have surely called "lazy quoting from better writers" theatre.