June 8, 2009

Reagan probably spinning in his grave

Mickey Edwards, former U.S. congressman and friend of Saint Ronnie, pins the downfall of the GOP on the hideous, bloviating fuckpipes of hate radio/Faux Noise:


The Republican Party that is in such disrepute today is not the party of Reagan. It is the party of Rush Limbaugh, of Ann Coulter, of Newt Gingrich, of George W. Bush, of Karl Rove. It is not a conservative party, it is a party built on the blind and narrow pursuit of power.

Last year's presidential campaign saw the emergence of a Republican Party that was anti-intellectual, nativist, populist (in populism's worst sense) and prepared to send Joe the Plumber to Washington to manage the nation's public affairs
Over the last several years, conservatives have turned themselves inside out... They have turned to a politics of exclusion, division and nastiness. Today, they wonder what went wrong, why Americans have turned on them, why they lose, or barely win, even in places such as Indiana, Virginia and North Carolina.

And, watching, I suspect Ronald Reagan is smacking himself on the forehead, rolling his eyes and wondering who in the world these clowns are who want so desperately to wrap themselves in his cloak.

Next: mouthbreathing minions of Michelle Malkin TP Mickey Edwards' house.