Sunday, January 16, 2011

Whatever it takes

From TPM:
Over the last few months, we've brought you news that prominent social conservative Bryan Fischer has blamed gays for the Wikileaks disclosure, told readers that Obama wants to give America back to the Indians, declared that bears are a threat to our Judeo-Christian culture, declared that no new mosques should be built anywhere in America and insisted that Hitler preferred using gay soldiers since they had "no limits."

And just yesterday, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (doing everything he can to get right with the right) went on Fischer's radio show to declare that he'd push to reinstate DADT if he were elected president.

Think about it. This is the kind of thing all Republican presidential candidates have to do in order to prove that they're loony enough for the GOP base.

Why aren't they being punished, severely, in the polls and the ballot box? What's wrong with moderates and Independents - what's wrong with sane Republicans - that there's no backlash against these lunatics?

I don't get it. What's wrong with us these days, that anyone associated with this kind of thing can still be considered a serious candidate? Indeed, if you're a Republican, you can't be a serious candidate without it.

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