Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What's the matter with Republicans?

In his first inaugural address, President Ronald Reagan famously said, "In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." The Gipper got it wrong. His GOP was the problem and it remains so today. A reality check from Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein: "The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition. When one party moves this far from the mainstream, it makes it nearly impossible for the political system to deal constructively with the country’s challenges." The prosecution rests.

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