This is just a little slice of a refreshingly clear-eyed view of the way Republican extremism has grown to dictate American politics, media literacy and - in the end - multiply the number of wilfully ill-informed voters:1. The GOP cares solely and exclusively about its rich contributors. The party has built a whole catechism on the protection and further enrichment of America’s plutocracy. Their caterwauling about deficit and debt is so much eyewash to con the public. Whatever else President Obama has accomplished (and many of his purported accomplishments are highly suspect), his $4-trillion deficit reduction package did perform the useful service of smoking out Republican hypocrisy. The GOP refused, because it could not abide so much as a one-tenth of one percent increase on the tax rates of the Walton family or the Koch brothers, much less a repeal of the carried interest rule that permits billionaire hedge fund managers to pay income tax at a lower effective rate than cops or nurses. Republicans finally settled on a deal that had far less deficit reduction - and even less spending reduction! - than Obama’s offer, because of their iron resolution to protect at all costs our society’s overclass.Read it. Forward it. Favorite it. It may not change anyone’s mind, but it shows how numb and complicit we have all become in the false equivalency of red-vs-blue ginned up by a party bent on power regardless of the cost. Truth and reality lie in ashes because of this shit - along with Americans’ faith in the very system they claim to love and defend.