So, you don't see why the insidious influence of Rupert Murdoch's far-right media empire matters? Tonight only the blind could miss it. The Murdoch-fanned Tea Party falange owns the debate on the phony debt "crisis" - indeed, Fox created it.
No Fox, no Tea Party.
No Rupert Murdoch, no Tea Party.
No Tea Party, no disgraceful surrender on the part of the weak-kneed Obama Administration.
No insanely unbalanced "balanced approach."
No flight from Munich, paper-waving, "peace in our time" appeasement moment tonight from a man I admire personally but whose timid Presidency is slip-sliding away.
No rollbacks in Social Security and Medicare. No abandonment of long-held principles. No spitting vile facist gobs on the New Deal and Great Society.
This is why the events in Westminster over the last few weeks matter greatly to future of free nations.
This is a Roger Ailes triumph. A Grover Norquist win. A Rupert Murdoch special. They win.
The Democratic Party lies in ruins tonight. It no longer stands for the poor and the middle class and the workers. It has lost without a fight. A true policy of spineless appeasement.
And Murdoch smiles.