Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Party of Ignorance

Normally, I'm not a big fan of Bob Herbert. He can go a bit over the top for me. But in this column, I think he's got it right when no one else has the guts to say it out loud, let alone in print.

For decades the G.O.P. has been the party of fear, ignorance and divisiveness. All you have to do is look around to see what it has done to the country. The greatest economic inequality since the Gilded Age was followed by a near-total collapse of the overall economy. As a country, we have a monumental mess on our hands and still the Republicans have nothing to offer in the way of a remedy except more tax cuts for the rich.

This is the party of trickle down and weapons of mass destruction, the party of birthers and death-panel lunatics. This is the party that genuflects at the altar of right-wing talk radio, with its insane, nauseating, nonstop commitment to hatred and bigotry.

Read the whole thing. It's pretty good,. and in a lot of ways it barely scratches the surface (climate change denial, anyone?). And I'm very much open to debate about this.

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