Skip to comments.Republicans deal with a tea party hangover (Irony so thick...)
Posted on 02/27/2014 7:05:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The evidence accumulates that the Republican Party is sobering up cotton-mouthed and slightly disoriented from its recent ideological bender.
The tone of some rhetoric on the far right no mercy to enemies, no enemies to the right was pressed to an abhorrent extreme by Ted Nugent, who called President Obama a subhuman mongrel. And almost all of the right (save Sarah Palin, who finally lost her long, sad struggle with ideological delirium) recoiled at such viciousness and bigotry.
No political movement can persuade a great democracy without displaying a measure of democratic grace. And any ideological movement that claims to be inspired by faith and morality is discredited by language that dehumanizes its opponents.
This sobering also proceeds on matters of political strategy. The serious prospect that the GOP might gain control of the Senate has highlighted the fact that many tea party leaders and groups view this goal as irrelevant. Their objective is not to elect the acceptable; it is to weed out the heretical. So Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) having previously pledged not to raise money for a similar group does so for the Madison Project, which seeks to defeat Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in his upcoming primary. Cruzs representative says it reflects a previous fundraising agreement. It looks more like strategic incoherence and political duplicity. Thomas Sowell, not a conservative violet known for shrinking, notes disquieting signs that Ted Cruz is looking out for Ted Cruz even if that sets back the causes he claims to be serving.(continued)
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They are so incredibly fearful of the Tea Party and Ted Cruz—it’s deranged them and they’re resorting to imagining an alternate reality.
I think they get paid a bonus if they can work Palin’s name into a column.
I think it’s interesting that the Washington Compost finally mentioned Thomas Sowell! Of course they ONLY did so because he said something unkind about Senator Cruz. Otherwise they wouldn’t have been able to print anything he said, because he’s always criticizing Democrats or Obama.
Who is Michael Gerson and should I care what he says?????????
Nobody, and you shouldn’t.
Please add “(Hurl Alert)” to the title of any future thread you post based on a puff article written by “populist” Michael Gerson.
the tea party (whatever that is) lives rent-free in leftist minds. seems prudent to exploit it.
“Far-right” means what exactly?
Don’t think sodomy is an appropriate thing to teach in middle schools?
Scoop Jackson was to the right of these GOPe and he was a Democrats. That means these guys are more Democrats than a middle of the road Democrat from years ago.
I know a fellow who worked for scoop who says he would fit in only with the conservative GOP not the left GOP or Dem Socialists.
Mirror, mirror on the wall...
Ive only seen an article with Cruz talking to Graham and McCain.
Dont think sodomy is an appropriate thing to teach in middle schools?
"Far Right" means you voted for Bill Clinton.
Michael Gerson. One of Dubya’s inner circle. Figures.
“Who is Michael Gerson and should I care what he says?????????”
He was one of Dubya’s speechwriters.
“”Far Right” means you voted for Bill Clinton. Twice.”
Art Laffer says he did exactly that. And once for Obama.