If not, it’s a close second. Smitty has a righteous fisk of Dionne’s latest column where he slams John Boehner, Eric Cantor and the Tea Party. Here’s a snippet;
Dionne Smitty Media reports are touting the Senate’s Gang of Six and its new budget outline. But the news that explains why the nation is caught in this debt-ceiling fiasco is the gang warfare inside the Republican Party. We are witnessing the disintegration of Tea Party Republicanism. Probably a paradox, Dionne. The GOP leadership is substantially Ruling Class; their populist squawks have frequently sounded as sincere as a John McCain speech. ‘Tea Party Republicanism’ is substantially an oxymoron. The Tea Party’s followers have endangered the nation’s credit rating and the GOP by pushing both House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor away from their own best instincts. The Tea Party’s followers. Really. You’re sure that the clueless morons who spent beyond the nation’s means for decades had nothing to do with it, Dionne? You’re really so craven as to project all the blame upon those trying to argue for responsibility?