Sunday, February 19, 2012

Today's Republican Party's "Lofty Views"

Today's Republican Party is an embarrassment to any thinking person. It has become a bastion for bigots, religious extremists, Wall Street apologists, nationalistic fascists, libertarian 'Ayn Rand' kooks, conspiracy nuts, global warming deniers, gun nuts, and fact-challenged, Fox-addicted know-nothings.

Mind you, not every Republican today can be characterized thus. Some are well-meaning people, who still see the "Grand Old Party" as the party of Lincoln, who said, "Our common country is in great peril, demanding the loftiest views, and boldest action to bring it speedy relief."
  • "I’m not concerned about the very poor." (Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican candidate)
  • “I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty.” (Newt Gingrich, 2012 Republican Party candidate)
  • "That's not to pick on homosexuality. It's not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be... What about three men? If you think it's OK for two, you have to differentiate for me why you're not OK with three. Any two people, or any three, or four." (Rick Santorum, 2012 Republican candidate)

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