Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Most Plausible Explanation

Andrew Sullivan sums up all of my fears about the current Republican Party, my continued support of Obama, and the worst case scenario about what happens if the country continues down this road.

That's how I explain the current GOP. It can only think in doctrines, because the alternative is living in a complicated, global, modern world they both do not understand and also despise. Taxes are therefore always bad. Government is never good. Foreign enemies must be pre-emptively attacked. Islam is not a religion. Climate change is an elite conspiracy to impoverish America. Terror suspects are terrorists. When Americans torture, it is not torture. When Christians murder, they are not Christians. And if you change your mind on any of these issues, you are a liberal, an apostate, and will be attacked.

These Republicans who play conservative on television and radio while selling violent populism as an option for citizen engagement are the Fire-Eaters born again.


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