What hath the Republican Party created? Now not even Lindsey Graham is conservative enough for the teabagging purist revolutionaries! It’s delicious to see a longtime road warrior of the religious right rolled over (however briefly) by the tires of the very reactionary populist movement that Graham has, for so many years, given aid and comfort to.
It’s pretty obvious (at least to me) that what the Republican Party has nurtured (and is now being eaten by) is a nativist authoritarian movement impatient with diversity, nuance, democratic procedure, and dialogue. The Democrats are now “the devil.” And you don’t talk to the devil, do you? You kill the devil. And you can’t really have a functioning civil democracy where such Manichean obnoxiousness overtakes and completely poisons the public square, can you? I wish the teabaggers ill. They’re know-nothing neofascists, and the next terrorist attack could bring their champions to power. It’s a dangerous time for our country. I’m worried.