'We are a Banana Republic with Nukes'

It's true.

Krugman's got it right over the New York Times:
So what we now have is non-functional government in the face of a major crisis, because Congress includes a quorum of crazies and nobody trusts the White House an inch.

As a friend said last night, we’ve become a banana republic with nukes.
And we've been that for a very looooooooong time.