Tag Archives: GOP Insanity

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Trump’s Hitlerian Rise Is Attributable to Mainstream GOPers

Like Hitler, Trump is a radical, authoritarian figure who lies outside the normal parameters of his country’s conservative governing class. Thus, there is a parallel between the two men’s unexpected rise to power that is worth considering: Why would traditional conservatives willingly hand power to a figure so dangerous that he threatened their own political and economic interests? Why, having failed in their halfhearted efforts to nominate an alternative candidate during the primaries, don’t they throw themselves behind a convention coup, a third-party candidacy, or defect outright to Hillary Clinton? Why do so many of them consider Trump the lesser rather than the greater evil?

— Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine/h2>

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Gingrich Advocates a New House Un-American Activities Committee

Let me go a step further, because remember, San Bernardino, Fort Hood, and Orlando involve American citizens. We’re going to ultimately declare a war on Islamic supremacists and we’re going to say, if you pledge allegiance to ISIS, you are a traitor and you have lost your citizenship. And we’re going take much tougher positions. In the late 1930s, President Franklin Roosevelt was faced with Nazi penetration in the United States. We originally created the House Un-American Activities Committee to go after Nazis. We passed several laws in 1938 and 1939 to go after Nazis and we made it illegal to help the Nazis. We’re going to presently have to go take the similar steps here.

— Newt Gingrich, in an interview on Fox News.

Enumerati

Lawmaker Offers AR-15 as Fundraiser Door Prize

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Day after the worst mass shooting in American history, Rep. Andy Holt (R-TN), is firmly standing behind his decision to give away am AR-15 semi-automatic rifle as a door prize at his next fundraiser, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. Said Holt: “It has nothing to do with the style of weapon. It has everything to do with who’s behind the weapon.”

Enumerati

A Plurality of Republicans Would Support a Military Coup

43%

Of Republicans could imagine supporting a military coup in the United States, according to a new YouGov poll.

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There’s Still Time for Republican Crazies to Emerge Before Midterms

I have to give the Republicans credit for one thing in this election cycle. They’ve been able to keep their crazies quiet. But the big question is: Will some GOP crazy talk seep out between now November 4? In the words of Sarah Palin, I’d have to say, ‘You betcha.’

— Dean Obeidallah, writing for the Daily Beast.

Poetic Justice

Time to Intervene

You Republicans have officially become a political aberration.
One psychiatrist says you have “hysterical delusional affirmation.”
Do you think it’s too late to talk of
Calling your Non-Delusional Caucus,
To try to stage a GOP mental health intervention?

h/t to Charlie Cook