Damn skippy. High time someone said it. Those guys are nuts. Not only am I uninterested in the bizarre rantings of far-righties, I’m getting sick and tired of having to apologize for them or explain them away.
Republicans can’t be the party of reflexive anger, the party of “no,” without at least having something substantive to put on the table. I’ve said it before — nuclear power plants, balanced budgets, strong dollars, means-testing Social Security, judicial reform that isn’t hostile to the concept of an independent judiciary, immigration reform that still allows for immigration to take place, and an explicit disregard of adults having consensual sex is the platform to offer. Instead, we’re getting people chanting “show me the birth certificate!” with their hands placed firmly over their eyes, and Glenn “Crybaby” Beck slipping beyond the fold of madness before our very eyes.
Maybe Bruce Bartlett has the right idea. Maybe us moderates should take a time out, let the far-right social cons run things the way they like for a while, and in 2013, move back in to pick up the pieces.