Sunday, May 22, 2011

Birtherism, the debt ceiling, climate change, evolution: Are Republicans losing their grip on reality?


Some common sense on the slow burn psychopathology infecting Republican politics.


Birtherism, the debt ceiling, climate change, evolution: Are Republicans losing their grip on reality? - By Jacob Weisberg - Slate Magazine


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Are Republicans losing their grip on reality?

Illustration by Rob Donnelly. Click image to expand.At a press conference last week, someone asked Chris Christie for his views on evolution vs. creationism. "That's none of your business," the New Jersey governor barked in response.

This minor incident, which barely rated as news for a few political blogs, offers a glimpse of Christie's personality, which seems increasinglygrumpy and snappish. But it says even more about the current state of the national Republican Party, where magical thinking trumps rationality, and even to acknowledge basic realities about the world we live in runs the risk of damaging one's political future.

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