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Republicans, the Stupid Party; it's Much Worse than I Thought (Niall Ferguson Edition)

Republicans: The Really Stupid Party

Well, by the Holy Name of the One Who Was, Is, and Will Be, the Republican National Committee went and did it:

Jimmy Orr at the Christian Science Monitor: Resolved, that we the members of the Republican National Committee recognize that the Democratic Party is dedicated to restructuring American society along socialist ideals....

Since Obama is not a socialist--a Keynesian, and less of a Keynesian than many of us would wish--this is the equivalent for a political party of defecating in its own pants: something that two-year-olds do because they haven't quite got the "you can control your own anal sphincter muscle" business down, something three-year-olds do when mad because it gets your parents' attention and makes them upset, and something four-year-olds and up realize hurts them more than anyone else.

Most disturbing is the absence of Republican push back from politicians and intellectuals. If the Democratic National Committee were to pass a resolution stating "Resolved, that we the members of the Democratic National Committee recognize that the Republican Party is dedicated to restructuring American society along fascist ideals," Democratic office-holders, candidates, and intellectuals would be out there in angry mobs, denouncing the DNC as having done something stupid and false, something damaging to the party and destructive for America. And I would be out there with them, denouncing the DNC in terms that make my views on Hillary Rodham Clinton and Ira Magaziner's stewardship of health care reform in 1993-1994 look like weak toast, or milk tea.

But from the Republican side of the aisle? The office holders? The candidates? The ex-cabinet members and ex-assistant secretaries? The intellectuals? Not a peep of complaint.

I hope it's just stunned silence...

If anyone runs across any Republican with even the slightest amount of guts on this issue, please drop a pointer to them in the comments...

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