groupthink asphyxiation

But these days, one source of anger trumps all others. We are perhaps most furious about our dysfunctional political system, one that cherishes acrimony over cohesion, backstabbing over unity, bickering over a calm and respectful, unified vision.

Mark Morford on keeping the anger, the dread, the paranoia alive —the Tea Party chugged it like Coors-flavored heroin:

You don’t have to believe me. Just wait until nothing at all is done to service the Tea Party non-agenda, because it’s ridiculous and impossible to service. Just wait until you note how there is no actual shrinking of government, no restoring some bogus sepia-toned idealism that never existed, no saving of your job.

There is, of course, but one GOP agenda: furthering their personal stranglehold on all things powermad and avaricious.

“For there to be common ground, both sides have to be looking for it.” —Helen Philpot