The Continuing Crisis

The Continuing Crisis

By From the November 2013 issue

September transforms itself into October and hesto presto the federal government closed down, or rather parts of the federal government closed down: the parks, the monuments, the beaches, the pop stand across from the White House, but not the White House itself or the Congress. The expiry of those last two branches of government, particularly the former, was what we Americans have been counting on. In the White House the chief executive officer is promising not to negotiate with the House of Representatives until it agrees to fund his legacy, Obamacare. So he has put the foreign policy of the United States in the steady hands of the KGB. He has called off his promise to bomb Syria after his secretary of state, the nugacious Mr. Jean-François Kerry, promised the bombing would be an “unbelievably small, limited kind of thing.” Then on October 3, a mentally ill woman drove her car into a White House barricade and proceeded down Pennsylvania Avenue, creating havoc until her car was surrounded and she died in a fusillade of police fire.

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R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. is the founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator. He is the author of The Death of Liberalism, published by Thomas Nelson Inc. His previous books include the New York Times bestseller Boy Clinton: the Political Biography; The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton; The Liberal Crack-Up; The Conservative Crack-Up; Public Nuisances; The Future that Doesn't Work: Social Democracy's Failure in Britain; Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House; The Clinton Crack-Up; and After the Hangover: The Conservatives' Road to Recovery.