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Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Frankly, I was appalled by the Gingrich response to John King's open marriage question last week at the start of the 75488929th Rethug "debate."  It got worse, but we'll get to that later. 

Newt did what conservatives always do when they have no answer.  He changed the subject.

He did what Rethugs always do when they should rationally be considered defenseless.  He flipped the enormous negative into an enormous positive.  Here, I'll just turn it over to John Stewart, who is an actual professional at this sort of thing.

It's later.  Here's the getting worse part.  Newt was trailing significantly in S.C. until he unleashed his inner bulldog on the utterly hapless John King.  Whether this was a planned outcome or King was simply totally unprepared is something I'll let the conspiracy theorists sort out.  But it's clear that at that moment Newt won the flinty hearts and defective minds of the the sociopathic mob known as the South Carolina Rethug electorate.

As exhibit B, I'll point out that when revelations of Herman Cain's sexual harassment surfaced, his campaign received a surge of donations.  

This is sick, appalling, and - yes - despicable.

This is what conservatism has degenerated into.

This is the modern Republican party.

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