I am reading at TPM about how the Republican suicide club is trying to go back to the 50's.
Goddammit, at no time during that fabled age of Ike, McCarthy, In God We Trust, and "Town Without Pity" did anything come across as anywhere near as regressive as the claptrap spewing from Republican pieholes during this silly and hypoxic GOoPer Presidential Primary.
At no time in living memory of a World War One Vet even has anything been this nastily regressive in tone or spirit, with the possible exception of bombast about women voting. More below
"Same as it never was" is NOT Melinda Gordon's haunted antique store, it is instead the way the Republican talking points are at once being shown as old fashioned, but for heaven's sake folks, the 1950's were NOT as uptight as Republican sphincters are in 2012!
It is regressive claptrap, meant to assuage the fears of fearful people who at once don't know the facts and further don't want to know them. they want to be reassured, mollified in their own error that such errors are the correct way to think.
But alas, error is error and assholery remains just what it is...assholery, and of late the Republicans are stuffed to the gills with regressive assholery.
Santorum is just a product of this regression...a sharp who sees a chance in pandering to the lunatic far right wing.
Statesmanship counts for naught, what is important is the ideology.
For God's sakes folks stop thinking that the 50's were like Santorum talking points and instead rent the movie Porky's and subdue it a bit. American Grafetti ain't bad either.
When Republicans blubber and bloviate now listen closely and really hear what they are saying. It's far right wing batshit crazy bullshit.
The 1950's had problems, to be sure, but ideological extremes were not much beyond the roaring from the political anus and resistance to Brown vs Board of Education. America was changing and not into the 19th century either.
Support Obama and a 50 state legislative strategy! It is imperative! Remember that the current Republican noise is "Same as it never was!" It is new, alarming and so damn regressive that otherwise intelligent folks should just press the flush lever and that right quick like!