I’ve been watching this tendency build now ever since 2010… even back to 2008 when it started to become apparent that the political tiger of fundamentalist ignorance and lies that the Republicans had been cultivating and using politically for the past decade–see Karl Rove’s strategy for the Bush 2004 reelection amongst other things–was beginning to get out of hand (Think Sarah Palin…)
Then 2010 arrived and this Tiger appeared dangerous when liberals didn’t show up to vote for a number of reasons that I could elaborate upon–but which would just end up being ranting right now…
However–in 2012.. that Tiger is showing itself really to be less of a real tiger and actually to be more like a nasty weasel or possum… something cranky and nasty–but not actually all that dangerous on it’s own–at least not to its opposition…
More importantly–it’s already looking like this group thinks the Republicans this time around are not conservative or extreme enough and that this election is already being written off a bit–so that The Tea Party can break off and form its own real party in 2016… something that will result in the utter destruction of the Republican party as we know it..
I’ve been noting it since 2008 that the Republican party was unsustainable over the long haul–and Obama has either skillfully or opportunistically encouraged them along this path to self-destruction.
I applaud this. And after we have watched them implode.. I will be happy to work on blowing up the Democrats–so that we can separate out real progressive politicians from the number of corporate whores who regularly subvert them.
Patience has its own rewards….