"In these times, we are faced with a new Republican outrage almost hourly. Tradition means nothing to them and the 'constitutional system' they so valiantly hail and self-righteously cite is but a plaything, as are the nation's security and general welfare — both of which they once pledged to defend on their sacred Bibles. There is no cheap political trick beneath them, no honor they refuse to trespass, no skullduggery unworthy of exploitation, and quite simply no bottom to their infamy and deceit. Every day we suspect they have finally hit some imaginary bottom, but they always surprise us.
"I no longer believe there is
a bottom for these hooligans. Their disgraces are as endless as they are unfathomable. Indeed, their rolling disgraces are so predictable, I no longer even find merit in itemizing at any length the transgressions entailed or detailing the absurdities. I reckon that anyone who still fails to see these gangsters for what they are — naked buffoons of the worst sort of demagoguery — never will."
-- P M Carpenter
, on the Republican letter to Iran