Two more reasons to hate America. No, four.
The two (Yes, it took two.) buffoons who typed this lame something or other explaining the recent Republican shutdown fiasco. Ponnuru & Lowry sat down & "thought" for a while before reaching the radical conclusion that the reactionary elements simply didn't have the votes to do anything*. (No shit?)
And these two examples of where else-ism:
The anti-Obamacare passion we saw in the defunding fight, too, is welcome even if it needs to be better applied. That passion is, indeed, one of the wonders of American politics. Where else would an entitlement promising a kind of free lunch engender such strenuous populist opposition? For that matter, where else would a Tea Party be possible?
There is nowhere else on this planet populated w/ so many sheep who are so gullible (& so racist that their concern that non-white others may get affordable care seems to trump any concern for their own well-being). Only in these United Snakes do citizens want to cut off their noses not only to spite their own faces, but to spite others. And not that damn exceptional & special: Children have refused what's best for them throughout human history.
Germany in the late 1920s.
*They make the big wingnut welfare money because their stark & honest reasoning combined w/ their mad math skillz enabled them (sometime after the facts) to determine that the votes for whatever in hell Ted Cruz et al. were trying to do were not there. So the two of them are smarter than Ted Cruz. Damned again w/ faint praise!
— M. Bouffant