Quote of the Day

"And to think that the guy who coined the phrase 'axis of evil' is now the moral conscience of the Republican Party."Brad DeLong, on David Frum's recent appearance on "Morning Joe," in which Frum detailed the problems plaguing the Republican Party, from the top to the bottom and back again. Like:
I believe the Republican Party is a party of followership. The problem with the Republican leaders is that they're cowards.... The real locus of the problem is the Republican activist base and the Republican donor base. They went apocalyptic over the past four years. And that was exploited by a lot of people in the conservative world. I won't soon forget the lupine smile that played over the head of a major conservative institution when he told me that our donors think the apocalypse has arrived.

Republicans have been fleeced and exploited and lied to by a conservative entertainment complex.... Because the followers, the donors and the activists are so mistaken about the nature of the problems the country faces the nature--I mean, it's just a simple question. I went to Tea Party rallies and I would ask this question: "have taxes gone up or down in the past four years?" They could not answer that question correctly. Now it's true that taxes will go up if the President is re-elected. That's why we're Republicans. But you have to know that taxes have not gone up in the past. And "do we spend a trillion dollars on welfare?" Is that true or false? It is false. But it is almost universally believed.
As you may recall, Frum was last seen sounding like a feminist compared the rest of his garbage party.

graphic of a barrel with green slime oozing out the bottom of it, which I have labeled 'GOP HQ'

[H/T to Iain.]

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