Apparently we're going over the fiscal cliff on Tuesday.
Higher taxes for everybody. Ruinous cuts to the defense budget that will endanger our national security. Draconian cuts in a whole lot of other places nobody in his right mind would choose to cut.
By no logical analysis- liberal or conservative- would either party caving in completely to the other do as much damage to the country as going over the cliff. And yet here we are.
There is no excuse for this. None. Neither party gets to point fingers- though both, of course, will. Both parties are to blame- and the situation is simply unacceptable.
And we shouldn't accept it. A Jon Huntsman independent candidacy in 2016 is looking awfully good right now.
We deserve to be governed by grown-ups. And it's not happening.