August 16, 2011

Quote of the Day

Jonathan Bernstein is right:

The other thing Iíd say to Republicans disappointed in the current choices (as Ross Douthat says he is today) is this: What youíre upset with isnít the candidate ó itís the party. Itís inconceivable that anyone could get the Republican nomination while using anything but solid Tea Party rhetoric on pretty much every issue. Theyíre all going to claim that taxes should never, ever, ever be raised no matter what, that half of what the government does is evil or unconstitutional or whatever, that the scientific consensus on climate is some sort of crazed conspiracy, and so on down the line. Iíve been saying for some time now that the odds are against Republicans actually nominating a candidate who believes crazy things ó but the odds of them nominating someone who says crazy things has gone up.... Thatís what the Republican Party is right now, and thatís what their nominee is going to say.

Posted by Stephen Silver at August 16, 2011 11:43 PM
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