The primary season is almost built to tear down the parties. We spend months and months taking apart the candidates and debating who is the biggest sell out of ideals most of us don't even support anyway. But it's particularly entertaining to watch the GOP completely implode as Republicans lose all sense of who they are and what they believe.
Forced to choose between an affable but utterly unelectable and half-kooky Southern Baptist preacher, a mean-spirited and morally challenged tragedy whore, a rutterless Mormon aristobot, and a washed up ex-maverick who sold his soul to the man who called him a dangerous madman and race traitor...what's a good conservative to do?
Find a scapegoat, and who better than the Dope in Chief?
Former Reagan speechwriter and the apple of Chris Matthew's eye, Peggy Noonan, levels her aim on George W. Bush. In response to fathead blowhard Rush Limbaugh's charge that nominating Huckleberry or Jumping John McCain would spell the end of the Rerpublican party, Noonan says that cause is already lost.
George W. Bush destroyed the Republican Party, by which I mean he sundered it, broke its constituent pieces apart and set them against each other. He did this on spending, the size of government, war, the ability to prosecute war, immigration and other issues.
My, how the checkenhawks have come to roost.