American political discourse has been slowly dying, but it has been accelerating as the debt ceiling deadline approaches. This is perhaps best exemplified by the discourse on the Affordable Care Act.
According to Republican and conservative commentators, Obamacare is an unconstitutional, un-American, fascist, enslaving (and here), over-reach by the spoiled brat known as the US President, Barack Obama.
How do these commentators see themselves? As heroes fighting the 9/11 hijackers or like the 300 Spartans fending off the Persians at the Battle of Thermopylae.
Frank Bruni wrote a good op-ed for the New York Times addressing this. Sadly, I’m pretty sure it will be drowned out by the cacophony of hyperbolic bullshit that is now political discourse.