The longer we continue to “humor” them by overlooking their “symbolic” gestures and statements, the worse off we’ll be in the long run, says Horowitz.
This video was first released on July 24, right before the crisis on budget and default came to a head two days later. The ordeal in Congress was then carelessly and senselessly extended until the very last moment; only late this morning, just 12 hours before the string holding our country together would have been axed, was it finally resolved. And it was the Tea Party assembly in congress that made damn sure it got extended to that point, too.
And if it didn’t leave a bad-enough taste in the mouths of all Americans, we South Carolinians are left with even more bitterness stuck under our tongues. Our state’s House representatives joined up under the Tea Party tent to do all they could to stop any progress, even getting attention from national media, which described their behavior as “South Carolina vs. the world.”
South Carolina voters should keep this in mind as the 2012 election season nears, and should remember Horowitz’s key advice: “Don’t let them get away with it.”