But this commitment to being blind, deaf and dumb isn’t limited to Islamist radicalization. It has been on ample display in the fiscal arena as well.
America has a fiscal crisis? No way! All we need to do is spend more — or, if you prefer, invest. If we do make some minor cuts for show, they definitely shouldn’t be to critical programs like the Brokeback Mountain Poetry Festival.
Medicaid and Medicare have to be radically altered? Not a chance! Everything is fine on the Titanic. No icebergs ahead.
America has serious problems for which immediate or near-immediate action is required. While much is to be desired of many Republicans, too many Democrats in Congress have proved they are completely and totally unserious, not even willing to recognize the most obvious threats to America’s security and primacy. We’ll see how that plays with the public in 2012. In the meantime, let’s get some more hearings on Islamist radicalization on the calendar.