Sunday, March 04, 2012

What has the Republican Party come to?

David Seaton's News Links
If Mitt Romney takes the nomination and then loses to Obama, the extremists who’ve taken over the party will surely say the problem was Romney’s lack of ideological purity.  Joe Nocera - New York Times

Here’s what I think may happen. Romney gets the nomination and is defeated. Republicans decide they are sick of nominating “moderates” and next time they go haywire. Then the party gets really crushed and sanity returns. David Brooks - New York Times
I think people are making a mistake if they treat the Republican primaries as serious politics. They obviously aren't, but at the same time it seems to me that they are a more than serious symptom of levels of unhappiness, frustration and confusion among the citizenry that border and frequently cross the border of collective insanity.
All the unhappiness and frustration are searching for moral absolutes. Moral absolutes are what allow people to kill each other... if only in their imagination. All this hateful speech and dippy ideas are pregnant with death, they could give birth to a monster, but the Republicans would only be the midwives... They are helpless in the face of the spirits they have invoked from the country's inner darkness. It is that darkness that should worry us, something very, very nasty is cooking in it. DS

1 comment:

Publius said...

It's pretty unbelievable, isn't it? I don't really watch TV or the news, but I heard that Limbaugh called some poor woman, a law student, a "slut" for defending the idea of contraception being paid for as a health benefit.

I heard that Romney just disagreed with the "language." Pretty weak.

The only good thing is that they are all mortally damaging the Republican "brand."

I hope.