As the United States nears the August 2 deadline for raising its astronomical debt ceiling, much of the world is watching with dismay. Frankfurter Rundschau columnist Thomas Spang writes that Tea Party lawmakers are close to achieving what America’s enemies ‘have only dreamed of.’

For Germany’s Frankfurter Rundschau, Thomas Spang writes in part:

Not even warnings from the [financial services] industry are taken seriously by the radicals. An inability to pay does not exist. That was an invention by Obama. In his statement culminated the same denial of reality that has made moderate conservatives homeless since the days of George W. Bush. Today’s right-wing spokespeople don’t “believe” in climate change, think evolution should be taught as a “theory,” and stir doubts about whether Obama is a “real” American. While much of this can be shrugged off with a grin, bankruptcy threatens real consequences. The Tea Party could succeed in doing what America’s enemies have only dreamed of: driving the U.S. to ruin.

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WILLIAM KERN (Worldmeets.US)
Leave a replyComments (3)
  1. slamfu July 27, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Yea that pretty much hits the nail on the head. Although the Theory of Evolution is just a theory, which isn’t to say it shouldn’t be taken seriously, but technically that’s what it is.

  2. DLS July 27, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Can you imagine the headlines and the content if Bush were Prez?

  3. Quelcrist Falconer July 27, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Can you imagine the headlines and the content if Bush were Prez?

    No.

    This would never have been an issue if a Republican would have been in the White House. The debt ceiling got raised 7 times under Bush without anyone giving it a second thought, it was standard operating procedure. It’s only when a Democrat is in the White House that it became an issue.