What Usually Happens in a Hostage Situation
As most people agree, Tea Party Republicans in Congress have taken the entire country hostage. Defund Obamacare or the country gets it. Approve our rightwing agenda NOW — everything we couldn’t achieve through the legislative process — or the global economy goes into freefall.
In some of history’s most famous hostage crises, the hostage-takers have demanded a certain large sum of money and a one-way plane ticket out of the country. Maybe the teabaggers would take an offer like that. The thirty or forty teajobs in the House who are behind this current hostage situation — would it be worth paying them to leave the country? For that matter, is there any other country in the world that would actually want those douchebags?
In any case, hostage-takers sometimes get their wish — whether it’s money, a guaranteed escape or whatever. Other times, however, it doesn’t go quite as well.
Nope. The best laid plans…