The Republican Party has gone insane. Not whacky-but-basically-harmless, Uncle Joe Biden insane. We’re talking remorseless-sociopath insane.
Analysts on the Left say so. The New Republic’s Noam Scheiber charges
that the GOP “has completely lost its marbles, having turned into a
collection of anti-tax jihadis bent on the upward redistribution of
wealth.” His colleague John Judis agrees. Republicans have “transformed
from a loyal opposition into an insurrectionary party that flouts the
law when it is in the majority and threatens disorder when it is the
minority.” According to the New Yorker’s George Packer, the “extremism
of the Republican Party,” intensified by the “rabid reaction to its 2008
defeat and Obama’s Presidency,” is now “destroying American politics.”
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