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The GOP are Reaping the Nutty Candidates They Have Sown

Ann Coulter, the GOP convention flame thrower, showed more of her histonics in her latest moronic Townhall column, There's a Huckabee Born Every Minute.

Asked on CNN's "Larry King Live" Monday night about his beliefs on evolution, Huckabee rushed to assure King that he has no interest in altering textbooks that foist this fraud on innocent schoolchildren.

I don't understand that. Does Huckabee believe Darwinism is a hoax or not? If he knows it's a fraud, then why does he want it taught to schoolchildren?

Ann, after ridiculing the entire foundation of modern biology and medicine, goes on to say that the Huckster was' too liberal for her'..and Huckabee mightly offended, asserted that I'm a bigger homo bigot than you think.

Peggy Noonan, ex Reagan speech writer; "The Republican race looks--at the moment--to be determined primarily by one thing, the question of religious faith. In my lifetime faith has been a significant issue in presidential politics, but not the sole determinative one"..

And this is isn't an Episcopalian or a Unitarian faith with room for doubt. This is Southern Baptist fundamentalist faith, where the literal truth of the world was enshrined because it was written in the Bible, 700 years before Mohammed was born, if that is not troubling enough.

No wonder so many Republicans seem so demoralized. The country desperately wants a new direction after George W Bush, and what they are getting (particularly in the two leading Republican candidates) is back, back, way back to the Old Testament in Huckabee or 'a Bush on Steroids' in the form of Giuliani.

Read Steve Benen's post, 'Republicans' none-of-the-above problem'

Soul-searching during a presidential campaign is typical for the Democratic Party, which seems to engage in philosophical rethinking every four years. But it is a rarer instance for Republicans, who typically rally around an establishment candidate, a consensus "next-in-line" who would be a shoo-in for the nomination.

"I'm homeless," said Jack Kemp. "It's about as clear as mud," said Rep. Patrick T. McHenry (R-N.C.).

The reason that the GOP seems completely at sea, is for 7 long years, their leaders have pandered to prejudice, bigotry, ignorance, irresponsibility and venality so much so, that the remaining rank and file delegates and GOP establishment have become corrupted by its long association with the Rove/Cheney/Bush neocon wing that they can not tell the difference between what is real and what is imagined or faith-based.

David Frum, former sychophantic speech writer for Bush has part of the answer. "Many of us on the conservative side have fed this monster" (the anti-intellectual populist side of the GOP) and now we are reaping our reward.


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Comments (1)

Lee Ward:

Interesting piece, Steve. Nicely done.

Interesting also that Frum should be feeing our pain and playing mea culpa, but it is also possible he's just a whore who's noticed that his home team is losing big time, so now he's willing to play sycophant for the other side.

I for one will not welcome people like Frum who are fleeing the right and denouncing it as evil. The conservative movement in the US is on the decline, and it's only that fact that is causing the rats to flee their sinking ship.

They built that floating piece of crap called neoconservatism in America - let them ride it down as it sinks.


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