Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"...the party’s biggest problem is the ideological bloodlust of its base."

Micheal Tomasky on the well-deserved fate of the Repugs:

So there is no savior. And let us please be clear on why there is no savior. Because there is no one who can satisfy the base of the GOP — a cohort so drunk on ideology and resentment that they cheer electrocutions and boo a soldier—and be elected president of the United States. Period. The standard journalistic trope the past few months has been to say that the Republican establishment would step in at some point and not let things get too out of hand. But that’s mostly nonsense. This GOP establishment is barely less loopy than the base. If the base is driving the party into a ditch, the establishment is riding shotgun holding a shovel.

Remember that satirical Brecht line about it being perhaps easier for the government to dissolve the people and elect a new one? It’s not a new candidate the right needs. It’s a new electorate.

To paraphrase a famous war criminal, "You go to the polls with the voters you have, not the voters you want."

Luckily there aren't enough Dead End Quarter assholes to elect anybody unless everyone else abrogates their civic duty like in 2010 and stays home.

1 comment:

Fixer said...

There should be a sign up on Capitol Hill that says "Please Don't Feed The Crazies" but then the Rethugs would actually have to run on their record which, as we all know, is awfully thin. I'm making more popcorn as I think about the corner they've painted themselves into, catering to the nuts.