The toxic clouds that are the inevitable result of the fear and the bitter conflicts so relentlessly stoked by the Republican Party — think blacks against whites, gays versus straights, and a whole range of folks against immigrants — tend to obscure the tremendous damage that the party’s policies have inflicted on the country. If people are arguing over immigrants or abortion or whether gays should be allowed to marry, they’re not calling the G.O.P. to account for (to take just one example) the horribly destructive policy of cutting taxes while the nation was fighting two wars.
Bob Herbert, writing for The New York Times, on essentially the de-evolution of the conservative movement and Republican Party. It’s a shame to see the Republican Party unable to argue the merits of governing or to bring anything to the table, solution-wise, as a viable alternative to the Democrats and Progressives.