Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Totally Unhinged

It's hardly news, but the Republican Party has really become totally unhinged. Amanda Terkel reports on the Kent County (MI) Republican Party canceling a speech by Utah's Republican Governor Jon Huntsman. Why? Because Huntsman is too moderate!

The Republican Party reminds me of a perverse version of Students for a Democratic Society circa 1969: a once influential and powerful organization falling apart over issues of ideology with each era of leadership demanding increasing radical ideological purity and purging those who do not follow the party line with proper rigor. That one was a group of radical students and the other has been the dominant political party in the United States for the last 30 years makes the comparison seem ridiculous, which reinforces just how insane the Republicans have actually become.