Friday, November 14, 2008

Republicans have become "the stupid party"

Interesting and spot-on article in "The Economist" this week about the direction the US Republican party has taken. Author Lexington claims, quite rightly too, that the party has allowed itself to be dominated by the backward-looking rednecks in its midst.

"Many conservatives—particularly lower-income ones—are consumed with elemental fury about everything from immigration to liberal do-gooders. They take their opinions from talk-radio hosts such as Rush Limbaugh and the deeply unsubtle Sean Hannity. And they regard Mrs Palin’s apparent ignorance not as a problem but as a badge of honour."

You can read more about it here

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