Kudzu is strangling native plants and trees all over parts of the south.  In some places, its destroying vibrant forests that have flourished for hundreds of years.  It’s a disgusting parasitic plant that devours damn near everything in its path.  It provides virtually nothing positive or good in the communities where it is sucking the life out of entire local ecosystems.

These days when I drive by a stand of trees that is slowly being strangled by Kudzu, the scene always looks like a metaphor for the way the GOP is being hopelessly, brutally strangled — in fact murdered — by a tiny out-cropping of Kudzu-like Teabaggers.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced