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Problematic Republicans

April 30, 2012

It looks like some people are finally catching on

The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.

When one party moves this far from the mainstream, it makes it nearly impossible for the political system to deal constructively with the country’s challenges.

“Both sides do it” or “There is plenty of blame to go around” are the traditional refuges for an American news media intent on proving its lack of bias, while political scientists prefer generality and neutrality when discussing partisan polarization. Many self-styled bipartisan groups, in their search for common ground, propose solutions that move both sides to the center, a strategy that is simply untenable when one side is so far out of reach.

I guess my first question would be:

Where the fuck have you been hiding for the last decade??!!

It isn’t like this is big news to anyone who’s been paying attention.

But I suppose it’s better late than never. Now we just need a few more people on TV to say it on a daily basis, and it might start to sink in.

However, until we start hearing it on TV, I thought maybe I could help get the message out with a couple of good old-fashioned, easy-to-digest posters.

Just trying to help out any way I can.

Please distribute as needed.

One Comment leave one →
  1. November 11, 2012 3:38 am

    But Franklin & Marshall College pollster and political historian G. Terry Madonna said it was unfair to blame Corbett and Gleason for voting shifts far beyond their control.

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