If there were a Nobel Prize for political alchemy, there would be no doubt about who this year's winner would be. The Republican Party is about to turn a very large lump of steer manure into electoral gold.
Republicans have not only pledged to set Wall Street loose, they've vowed not to clean-up the economic mess that results. When Wall Street sets the economy on fire, they'll let it burn -- if that means home, your job, or your retirement, so be it.
With the increasing chance of Republicans taking control of at least one house of Congress, I hereby invoke Aretha Franklin to deliver a simple message to the voters of America on this important election: Think!
The current Republican Party is counting on the Tea Party morphing into the attack wing of the GOP -- isolating moderates and anyone with genuine new ideas. So where do the reasonable Republicans go who were not listened to?
NPR's Linda Wertheimer recently discussed a decision that political reporters have to make: How many times can you (politely) say that Candidate X lied today, when Candidate X lies every day, and so do Candidates A through Z?