The infamous Night of the Long Knives refers to an internal political purge of the national socialist party in Germany in the summer of 1934, whereby the left wing was attacked and destroyed by the right wing.
We see this scenario played out, in charade and tentatively, this week with the President’s weekly message and the GOP response presented by Virginia’s 6th District Representative, Bob Goodlatte. On September 3rd, the President pleaded to an economically shell-shocked nation about a transportation spending bill held up in the Senate. In 2007, when the transportation bill multiyear spending phenom was passed, it was filled with pork. The House sent the extension to which Obama refers over to the Senate back in March, with full Republican support, including a "Yea" vote enthusiastically granted by GOP statist Mr. Goodlatte. The Senate has not acted yet, and time’s a’ wastin’ on this bit o’ fat-packed stimulus.