Comment of the Day: Would Life in Paul Ryan's America Be Scary?
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.
So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.
This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.
In the throes of GOP Convention-euphoria, we jumped the gun a little bit and imagined the Nirvana that would be America under a Paul Ryan Presidential Administration.
We thought it would be great: lotsa Jesus, tax breaks for the über-rich, no safety net for those less well-off. Some readers, amazingly, disagreed.
I try to avoid superlatives when it comes to politics. I have a lot of family and friends that are uber-conservative fans of the Tea Party, and I've long learned how to be diplomatic. But honestly, I'm worried. The rightwing has grown more hysterical over the last couple of decades. It's really hard to debate folks who think the earth is 6,000 years old and climate change is a liberal conspiracy. But worse yet, it's the audacious, arrogant way in which they truly *revel* in their ignorance, as if it is some kind of honor to disregard the facts, and repeat the falsehoods ad nauseum. That is scary. I have to think eventually this whole thing is going to implode on itself.