Monday, July 2, 2012

The face of the Republican Party

New Jersey governor Chris Christie is a rock star in today's Republican Party. He also represents the nature of the Republican Party. Saturday, Christie called a reporter stupid and an idiot. The reporter's crime? He went off topic. Of course, this type of behavior endears him to the Republicans. See Mitt Romney.

But it's an example of what the modern Republican Party has become. There are some who are racists. Merciless. Mean. Bigots. Prone to anti-intellectualism. Don't believe me? Let's go over my past posts and the evidence.

1. Racism in the party. Exhibit A. The Birthers. Exhibit B. Cong. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) use of the term "tar baby." Exhibit C. Calling Obama a chimp and comparing Michele Obama to a gorilla. Exhibit D. The Southern Strategy.

2. Merciless and mean. Exhibit A. During a presidential debate last year, an audience member cheered for the death of an uninsured person. Exhibit B. Gov. Chris Christie. By the way, he's known to calling people idiots. See above.

3. Bigots. In Virginia, a gay Republican prosecutor was rejected for a judgeship by Republicans.

4. Prone to anti-intellectualism. Studies show that conservatives get facts wrong and are inclined to low effort thinking.

So who does the modern Republican Party appeal to? Conservative, angry white males.

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