Daily Kos Week in Review: The Grand Old Crazy Party

This was Republicans Gone Wild week in the imaginations of Kossacks, who described the party as a "radical hate group"; suggested that the "spirit of Hitler" counsels its leaders; and predicted that rank-and-file GOPers, foreseeing President Obama's re-election, soon would lash out violently. 

As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.

brooklynbadboy: The GOP is so demented and racist...
 
...[Republicans have] become a party of paranoid conspiracy freaks, religious kooks, bigots, the marginally insane, and amateur grifters like Joe the Plumber. If Palin were running in the primary election for president, there is no doubt that she would be winning it, probably handily...This is a party unhinged from reality. This is the party of Palin...
 
...Until Palin's infamous "blood libel" video permanently damaged her as a national candidate, she represented everything the GOP base wants in an American leader: White, not too smart, against modernity, an ability to ignore inconsistency, a devotion to megachurchdom, hostility to metropolitan areas, and hateful of anyone not like themselves. The fact that she was woefully unprepared to take on the responsibilities of being president was irrelevant. The Republican right doesn't want a president. They want a televangelist.
 
...[T]he party base has moved far beyond Reagan conservatism and turned into a radical hate group writ large...
 
...The Palin Party does not want Mitt Romney...[T]he most he can hope for is that the Palin Party will tolerate him because they hate the alternative more. After all, as bad as Mitt Romney is, he's still a white man. In the Palin Party, that counts for a lot...
 
MrTrueLiberal: ...that Hitler would have felt at home
 
...Overtly bigoted and racist speak doesn’t play well in...most places in America. Hitler didn’t know from codespeak or dog whistles. He didn’t understand that to reach into the hearts and minds of religious America, you have to invoke the names of God and Jesus Christ. He wouldn’t have understood that Republican men and a few Republican women see the female species as a threat to be subdued and controlled. But although he was fixated on Jews, he would have grasped immediately the right wing hatred and fear of Hispanics and Muslims. And a black President of the United States. Those he could have worked with...
 
...Maybe the spirit of Hitler exists in his full Nazi brown-shirted glory and [is] providing consulting services to right wing media and their political candidates...

Beetwasher: Republicans are about to engage in terrorism...

...There have been diaries on the subject of stochastic terrorism and I can't help but think of the Repubs odd behavior without putting it in this context. The leaders by actions that are seemingly bizarre and illogical and suicidal [are] sending a signal. Now is the time to go all in.

And we have their leader seemingly under siege. (Limbaugh)

We have a mass murder in Afg. by a soldier.

We have an unhinged self appointed neighborhood watch gun nut stalk and murder a young black kid.

We have the bizarre double down crazy all in Ryan budget.

Reality is closing in around some very sick people, their world view is being challenged, they are about to be trounced and repudiated in a big way come Nov. The tide of history is against them. You cannot. Stop. Progress. On some level they must know or suspect this. They are desperate, and sick and crazy...

Michael Alton Gottlieb: ...in dittohead militia groups 

...[H]omegrown terror of the Patriot movement kind is considered the biggest threat to the Government. And with a trillion guns and most of their brains eaten away with fear and loathing, I don't doubt the veracity of the threat.

But why? Are they really patriots concerned about loss of liberty, abrogation of the Constitution, encroaching militarism and creeping totalitarianism? Or are they just Rush Limbaugh clones who await their marching orders from fascist clowns without a thought in their heads?...

Tom Johnson
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