There’s an old football story where they ask the coach “is this a must win game” and the coach says “no, World War II was a must win”.
This election is a must win. I don’t know what will become of the country if Mitt Romney wins in November. I don’t. Do you?
I know a little. The Ryan plan will be enacted. Medicare will be turned into a voucher program. The social safety net will be decimated. An unspeakable amount of wealth will be moved from the middle-class to the rich, the largest such transfer in human history.
So when Mark Halperin writes of Romney’s embrace of birtherism:
The level of vitriol and personal animus that exists on both sides over the flap is truly discouraging.
I wonder what’s discouraging about you and me condemning base racism. I wonder what’s discouraging about me and you caring about wanting to live in a society with a functioning middle-class.