The Republican Party is sick . This is the party of Teddy Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Everett Dirksen, Robert Taft and John McCain. Of initiative and drive, Of fairness and racial justice, albeit long ago.
Now it’s the party of birthers, flat taxers, gold bugs and other assorted, bigots, kooks and imbeciles, not to mention really bad hair.
This is now the party of Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, Sharon Angle and Christine O'Donnell. The last two individuals ran in Senate elections in 2010 that would most likely have been won by even remotely competent candidates had Republican primary voters been inclined to select them. Reagan couldn't get elected dogcatcher by this crowd. This kind of self satisfying but otherwise unproductive behavior by Republican primary voters resembles a certain activity favored by adolescent boys that cannot be discussed in any greater detail on our family centered blog. The Republican Party position on illegal immigration is
guaranteed to alienate a key voting block for generations to come
And now, Obama is salivating at the possibility that he might actually get to face a candiate who thinks that “natural law” as conceived by Thomas Aquinas ought to be the governing principle for a moral life. And who lost his last senate race by 18 points.
The end of result of all this will be to embolden the worse elements of the lunatic left, something neither of us wants to see happen.