“Shutdown: New phase in a very American coup” first appeared on PeoplesWorld.org on October 11, 2013. Read it on PeoplesWorld.org.
They didn’t wear jackboots, but the shutdown of government by an extremist faction of the Republican Party can only be described as a new phase in a very American coup. The barbarians of the far right are at the gates. Our democracy, I would say with no hint of dramatization, is under siege.
The immediate trigger of this assault was this faction’s out-of-control obsession to defund the Affordable Care Act.