Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.

by Ben Hoffman

The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.


7 Comments to “Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.”

  1. Sounds like you just described the Democrats too!

    Anyone who thinks there is anything but minor differences between the two wings of the same bird is delusional.

  2. This article is arguing this, right when the Democratic Party is openly applauding the “burn down the city” Occupy Movement? Let’s be real, Democrat are liberal on economic issues and liberal on social issues, where Republicans are occupied with a good amount of mutts that are conservative on economics but liberal on social issues. You think we who believe in God are crazy but those who believe the GOP is the devil are by default making the Democratic Party their pious God.

  3. This article is arguing this, right when the Democratic Party is openly applauding the “burn down the city” Occupy Movement?

    What Democrat is applauding violence? And who believes the “GOP is the devil?” (other than metaphorically)

    No, most of us think Republicans are crazy and stupid, but not supernatural.

  4. Good grief Hoff, Dem’s may not be outwardly “applauding violence” but the Liberal Hypocrisy when it comes to Civility is beyond obvious and laughable.
    ” dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.” Really? Bless your heart. Who is trying to shut down talk radio? But anywho…
    We all must remember you Libs are like children. And, please look at me-Obama has done a great job putting the Hypocrisy that is Modern Progressive Liberalism on full display for all to see. Even the drive-by media and the lock-stepping Liberal hack bloggers like yourself won’t get Obama re-elected.
    But by all means keep up your twisted version of the “good fight”. I wait with great anticipation for you typical angry, bitter, child-like response.
    God bless.

    • God bless? The concept of “god,” the virgin birth and resurrection are the stuff of children’s stories. No, you’re just projecting your shortcomings onto others. That especially applies to your “civility” comment. Scientific studies have shown that conservatives have larger amygdalae than normal people, which is the part of the brain responsible for emotions. You right-wingers think with your emotions, and if someone presents information contrary to what you believe, rather than re-evaluating your beliefs, you get angry. All one needs to do is watch Fox “news” for a few minutes to see emotional reasoning at work.

  5. Children stories? And the cute picture of a lizard crawling out of a swap and progressively morphing into a monkey, then finally into an upward-walking human-being.
    Yea that’s defiantly not something you’d find in a child’s book…
    Ah where to begin; scientific studies on Conservatives proving they are by some brain defect angry? So Conservatives are born this way? Or do our brains mutant over time as a result of reading the Bible, & embracing our God-given freedom & Liberties?

    As far as emotions are concerned, Liberalism can only be advanced by manipulating & playing off the emotions of Americans.
    The Left attempts to make us all FEEL bad for driving SUV’s, b/c we are HURTING the environment.
    Don’t talk about God, Religion, or Morality b/c you might HURT someone’s FEELINGS or make someone FEEL uncomfortable.
    The Leftist push for division among the masses on the lines of income, ethnicity, (class warfare) in order to push Big Gov’t ideology w/ the understanding that only Govt can right all the wrongs & institute FAIRNESS.

    Republicans are the problem Hoff? Sure Hoff if you say so; and Europe got it right, America has it wrong.

    • You’re such a coward, you won’t even post logged in. And liberals do use emotions, but in a different way. We want to make our country better and to make people feel bad about causing harm to the environment, the economy, education, our government, and our country in general. Conservatives get emotional when someone criticizes their leaders because they favor authoritarian rule, which has been proven with scientific studies, also. And evolution is just too hard for right-wingers to understand.

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