Donald Trump finally went too far for Republicans
Trump said that invading Iraq was a disaster, that the country was misled into invading Iraq by the Bush administration, and that the claim that Bush kept the country safe from terrorism is ridiculous because 9/11 happened on his watch.
These are all things that a majority of voters agree with.
In Response To Paris, Ted Cruz Calls For Airstrikes With More ‘Tolerance For Civilian Casualties’
Translation from GOP to sane person, this attack on civilians needs was intolerable therefor we should attack someone with less regard for civilian casualties. It’s two eyes for an eye, a whole mouth for a tooth. Of course, ISIS uses US attacks as propaganda, so what would this accomplish? The right wing in this country is barbaric. The only concern is that blood be spilled.
Rand Paul Calls Hillary Clinton ‘A War Hawk’
For those playing at home, there are two wings of the GOP. One that claims the Dems are War Mongers and another that claims they are Gutless Surrender Monkeys.
Explaining the GOP Reagan cult
the outsize Republican idolatry of Reagan is explained in part by the fact that there’s no one else in their history of whom they can really approve. The Bushes are a bad memory for most, Ford was a non-entity and Nixon was Nixon. Eisenhower looks pretty good on most historical rankings, but he’s anathema to movement conservatives: Eisenhower Republicans were what are now called RINOs.
Never thought of that but it totally makes sense. They must compare everyone to Reagan because there is no one else they can compare to.
Rand Paul: GOP Can’t ‘Completely Flip’ On Gay Marriage
He went on to say that when it comes to the GOP, “the party can’t become the opposite of what it is” on social matters.
Paul is basically admitting that once the homophobes and bigots in the GOP base start dying off, the GOP will have to change its stance in the culture wars. Liberals have been saying this since the start of the southern strategy.
A Midwest Republican Senator Crusades Against the Corruption of Money in Politics
“I firmly believe that we are beginning in this country to look like a Russian-style oligarchy where a couple of dozen billionaires have basically bought the government,” Sen. Dale Schultz on why he is leaving politics.
He is leaving because of a primary challenge by a Koch brothers sponsored oligarchy friendly candidate.
Apartheid’s Useful Idiots – Ta-Nehisi Coates – The Atlantic
Buckley’s racket as an American paid propagandist for white supremacy would be repeated over the years in conservative circles. As Sam Kleiner demonstrates in Foreign Policy, apartheid would ultimately draw some of America’s most celebrated conservatives into its orbit. The roster includes Grover Norquist, Jack Abramoff, Jesse Helms, and Senator Jeff Flake. Jerry Falwell denounced Desmond Tutu as a “phony” and led a “reinvestment” campaign during the 1980s. At the late hour of 1993, Pat Robertson opined, “I know we don’t like apartheid, but the blacks in South Africa, in Soweto, don’t have it all that bad.”
Why exactly is it on the right that allows them to give safe harbor to racists and have it shrugged off? Why does the right draw so many racists and so many people willing to hire racists?