The greatest nation in the world is unable to address its greatest challenges.
And that’s the real tragedy of the faux catastrophe in Washington.
You can’t help but be depressed by the game of debt-ceiling chicken being played in Washington.
The greatest nation in the world is paralyzed
by something that used to be a meaningless ritual.
The nation’s credit rating is at risk.
Barack Obama – the man who became president
because he promised to build bridges and restore America’s hopes and dreams
– looks helpless.
In a burst of rhetorical excess,
all sides are threatening disaster,
Let’s just hope they don’t drag us all down with them.
I used to think America would solve its problems,
after all else failed.
Now I’m not so sure.
The political class is looking more dysfunctional than ever.
This is a manufactured crisis
in which hardly anyone can understand
the ins and outs.