Here's a blog post by a writer for Vanity Fair, that's a perfect, complete, factual dissection of today's Republican party. He says in a few paragraphs pretty much everything I've been writing about here, for years; and, presumably, he has an actual audience. Like me, he mourns the loss of a once-great conservative party; unlike me, he says he's actually voted for R presidential candidates. (I would have, if I'd seen any worthy of it. Eisenhower, maybe, although I was eight years old at the time.)
The GOP must be stopped in 2012. The future of America’s ideals of democracy – and of the Republican Party itself – could well be at stake.
Today, for Republicans, up is down and front is back. Lying has become so ingrained into the conservatives’ national dialogue that they are now dangerously demagogic or, worse, severely unhinged. Blind rage at the election of Barack Obama has wrecked a once great political party. Its leaders have made so many deals with the devil in their almost pathological obsession with unseating Obama that they have pushed the GOP into its own version of political hell – unable to speak truths to their now-rabid and conspiracy-addled base and unable to right the party back onto a path of responsibility.Only through the disinfectant of defeat can the Republicans, and the two party system, be preserved. And so, the campaign of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan must be consigned to the ash heap of history. Defeat must not only be decisive, it must be crippling. Here are five reasons why: ...
His list is complete and documented. But, sadly, the ones who should read it, won't. And if, presumably by mistake, they do, it'll absorb like water into a glass mirror. They not only don't want to know, they can't anymore. They've been fed lies and have been carefully convinced that knowledge is dangerous for so long, so effectively, that they haven't the tools to assimilate it. Smart people saying stuff that's factual: run, teabaggers, run! Return to your homes! Turn to Rush and Sean and and Glenn and Mitt and Paul before your heads explode.
And they will.