"A number of commentators seem shocked at how unreasonable Republicans are being. “Has the G.O.P. gone insane?” they ask.
Why, yes, it has. But this isn’t something that just happened, it’s the culmination of a process that has been going on for decades. Anyone surprised by the extremism and irresponsibility now on display either hasn’t been paying attention, or has been deliberately turning a blind eye.
Mr. Bush squandered the surplus of the late Clinton years, yet prominent pundits pretend that the two parties share equal blame for our debt problems...So there has been no pressure on the G.O.P. to show any kind of responsibility, or even rationality — and sure enough, it has gone off the deep end. If you’re surprised, that means that you were part of the problem. "
The Republican party has spent three decades descending into lunacy, and what's worse, a deliberate lunacy in the service of corruption. Meanwhile, the people who are allowed to speak to the nation have taken it as their preeminent mission to deny this reality in any way they can, so the Republican plundering of the nation can continue until there is nothing left to steal. This combination of a treasonous political party and a bought-and-paid-for press (also arranged for by the Republican saint Ronald Reagan, through doing away with the rules against media conglomeration) is destroying the country. Many people, myself included, have been aware of this since the eighties at least, but it still suits the purpose of our overlords to hire as many people as they can find who are willing to deny the fact and grease the skids to oblivion, in return for a nice salary.
You can be sure that the 2012 election will be fought over a collection of bogus Republican "facts" and issues, which will help guarantee that nothing whatsoever is done to deal with the real crisis facing this country, as that would inevitably involve identifying the real villains- the very people who finance the Republican party's descent into self-serving "lunacy."