Rick Perlstein writes...
This pattern is widely misunderstood by analysts. Republicans striking conservative positions are interpreted as "pleasing the base." But this isn't the main thing they're trying to do. Much more so, such moves are aimed at shifting the way even those who don't pay attention to politics — actually, especially those who don't pay attention to politics: "independents," "swing voters," etc. — understand the world. William Rusher, the National Review publisher and conservative movement activist who died last year, once said that the greatest power in politics is "the power to define reality." Obama never attempts that. Instead, he ratifies his opponent's reality, by folding it into his original negotiating position. And since the opponent's preferred position is always further out than his own, even a "successful" compromise ends up with the reality looking more like the one the Republicans prefer. A compromise serves to legitimize.
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You can't compromise with these crazy mother fuckers. The Republicans are crazy and there is no talking to them. It is time for us to treat them as such. It is useless to try and argue with them, it is useless to state facts, it is useless to deal with them on any level. Call them crazy and tell the press if you are interested in seeing what normal sane people want to do to make sure the country is running right hang out with us, if you want crazy talk to the Republicans. That's it. No amount of Super Pac money can shine crazy and make it sane.
Obama dedicates "Black History Museum." Republicans demand equal time with "Fat Angry Syphilitic White Guy On A Couch Study Center."
There are people currently running for president that I wouldn't want to see on 'Celebrity Apprentice.'
Self-righteousness + Stupidity = Santorum