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Krugman on Whether Republicans Have Gone Insane: Yep, They Have

 
 
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Today's New York Times column by Paul Krugman is a must-read for progressives, as he boldly ask the question that's been on all our minds recently. Is the GOP Insane? You won't be surprised by his answer.

A taste:

A number of commentators seem shocked at how unreasonable Republicans are being. “Has the G.O.P. gone insane?” they ask.

Why, yes, it has. But this isn’t something that just happened, it’s the culmination of a process that has been going on for decades. Anyone surprised by the extremism and irresponsibility now on display either hasn’t been paying attention, or has been deliberately turning a blind eye.

And may I say to those suddenly agonizing over the mental health of one of our two major parties: People like you bear some responsibility for that party’s current state.

Krugman goes on to give a timeline of growing insanity which will look quite familiar to AlterNet readers, no doubt.

Read the entire piece at the New York Times.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at July 15, 2011, 5:54am

 
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