Sunday, May 1, 2011


The Republicans have finally taken all that rope they’ve been given for so long to hang themselves with, and have hanged themselves with it.

It looks like the Ryan plan has really spooked a lot of non-wealthy Republican whites, including a lot of elderly people. That, along with the Tea governors’ bald assault on the very idea of collective bargaining, and their wholesale, dramatic reordering of state budget priorities and of the concerns of state government itself, has finally educated the public to what the Republican Party is really after.

The indications so far are that this sudden education of the public isn’t working so well for the Republicans. I doubt that that will change, now that the public finally knows the specifics of their policy goals. I think the backlash will just keep gathering steam.

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