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Dealing With Loons And Sociopaths

Kevin Drum nails it on the NRA’s proposed solution to gun control:

It turns out that if you have only one political forecasting metric — modern conservatives are loons and will always act the part — your forecasting accuracy goes up.

The NRA response to use gun violence to stop gun violence is indeed right up Idiot Nation’s alley — but to their credit, at least they aren’t going through the charade of wanting to have a “dialog” like Republicans in Congress are over the fiscal cliff issue. It’s still very early in the game, but so far things seem to be proceeding exactly as I worried they would — the Republicans stonewalling everything Obama wants to do, and Obama continuing to be the nice guy. For a while there when McCain and company were waging their demented, sociopathic attacks on Susan Rice I thought I saw hints that a new Obama was going to emerge, one that would call out McCain and Boehner et al for being the sick bastards that they are, and stop all the non-partisan bullshit and plow ahead without them. If the country does end up stuck in neutral for the next four years, the Democrats need to make sure that it’s painfully obvious who’s fault it is. And that’s going to take a lot of work in Idiot Nation.