I’ve long believed, and lamented, the downfall of the modern GOP: its takeover by the crazies. Initially by the government haters, then by the right-to-lifers, and lately by the outright looney Tea Partiers. With the hate that bloomed around the nomination of Barack Obama, and exploded in response to his election and inauguration, the crazies have co-opted the once-great party.
We don’t have two major political parties in America anymore, we have reasonable people (mostly Democrats, independents, and a very small number of Republicans) and we have hate-mongers and their enablers. Paul Krugman filters out the nonsense to all of this weekend’s news out of Arizona in his blog, leaving sense.