The 2012 GOP Candidates Make Even Conservatives Say: “Yikes”
Below are some of the sad reports I have about brainwashing in America. According to one report, the new Republican spin for 2012 by too too many candidates is that saving the environment is not biblical. As a christian and the only progressive Republican I disavow such non-sense. –KAS
Neocon editor of the ultraconservative Weekly Standard Bill Kristol wrote after the most recent GOP presidential debate that his magazines official reaction was: “Yikes.”
After the first GOP debate, at the Reagan Library earlier this month, PFAW president Michael Keegan wrote of the 2012 GOP field, “not even Reagan could get this nomination.”
Since the advent of the Tea Party, the Republican establishment has adopted a philosophy that you could call “Xtreme Reagan” — tax cuts for the wealthy without compromise, deregulation without common sense, social conservatism without an ounce of respect — that makes even a liberal like me almost miss the political pragmatism of the Gipper. It’s terrifying that former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, a hard-line economic and social conservative, whose regressive economic policies as governor were to the right of Reagan, is now widely considered to be too far to the left to even be a contender.
In the Tea Party orthodoxy, environmentalism isn’t just bad for business, it’s unbiblical. Tax cuts aren’t just what the rich want, they’re what Jesus wants. The Democratic president isn’t just a liberal, he’s a foreigner trying to destroy America from within. Conspiracy theories become hard-and-fast facts before you can change the channel away from Fox News.
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