The always entertaining Matt Taibbi reports that the GOP establishment is taking action to prevent the party from being completely taken over by idiots.
This is good news for Republicans who are tired of losing elections in red districts when they nominate people so crazy that even their own supporters vote for the other guy (or stay home).
I may disagree with most Republicans, but the majority of them aren’t stupid idiots. I have many friends who used to consider themselves Republicans who have seen the party taken over by religious fanatics, conspiracy theorists, evolution deniers, and radicals who refuse to compromise or do the job they were elected to do. They just can’t support the Sarah Palins, Ted Cruzes, and other crazies that are identified with the GOP these days. And who can blame them?
So this change is good news for the party. Maybe they can rid themselves of these people who cheer when the government is shut down, boo heroic soldiers who are gay, and clap when one of the leaders say it’s better for people to die than to give them health care.
This is also good news for Democrats in two ways:
1. It will split the GOP and cause an internal war. This will make it easier for Democrats to get elected in the short term.
2. If it is successful, we may end up with a GOP of reasonable and intelligent politicians who understand that adults get things accomplished through compromise.
And therefore, in the long run, we all win.