This morning on, where else, Fox & Friends, Donald Trump weighed in on the impending "Fiscal Cliff".
The economy is "fragile", Trump says; and it is. But I have to wonder where this sudden epiphany comes from? Where was this, for lack of a better word, rational mindset two years ago? Why go through the debt ceiling fiasco? Why force a credit downgrade? Did electing Barack Obama to the Presidency cause this level of collective insanity? Did reelecting him cause such fear that everyone (mostly) in the Republican Party is doing an about-face?
I have many questions for Republican blowhards which will never be answered. Suffice to say that I am grateful for the moderate tone, now that a second recession looms; but incredibly disenchanted by how close we came to failing ourselves as a nation. We should all be aware that we are far from out of the woods yet. There is no guarantee that the Republican led House, still too heavy with disgruntled tea party types, will fall in line with Speaker John Boehner's sudden posturing towards rational bipartisanship. Of course, "the Donald's" grunts about a "fragile economy" can't hurt.
In the end, the Republican Party brand won't recover until every too-tan, over-combed, misogynistic glad-hands who sold out to the special interest funded tea party are replaced by those with a bigger heart and a more trustworthy past. I'm reserving judgment; but I remain wary.