Your mother warned you about playing with fire- it can burn you! Apparently the GOP is so dreadfully pathetic that their base is essentially fire itself- human incendiaries that go off at the slightest provocation.
They don’t know exactly what to do with these extremists who camp near their headquarters and act like the barbarians who threaten civilization as in the Dark Ages. How does one control barbarians? Barbarians cared little about culture, art, cities and other expressions of civilization. Rape, pillage and plunder was what they knew and they did it well.
Today’s Republican party, purposely purged of wise statesmen, face a dilemma. The Tea Party gangs and their leaders from the right-wing media are causing the average American to shudder as they watch the grossly barbaric antics of this crowd play out on their TV screens. The GOP likes to keep them close and uses them to stir up trouble for the President and the Democratic Party, but how close is too close? The American citizens are not dumb and see that the two are connected in thought, word and deed.
The question remains: how long can you play with fire before getting burned yourself? Apparently, the GOP is willing to risk it all in order to ‘win.’ However, that’s a risky bet and the GOP already lost the big bet on Sunday.
Within the ranks of the GOP, decent congressmen are facing serious challenges from so-called Tea Party candidates. Bennett in Utah and McCain in Arizona may in fact lose to the radical right-wingers who would pose less of a threat to the Democratic opponent than the Republican would have. The GOP invited them to play, but couldn’t get them to go home.
Will the citizens of Arizona, Utah and Florida elect the far-right candidate to represent their state in Congress or will they decide on a more moderate Democrat? I don’t know, but the luck of the GOP seems to have ended somewhere back in 2005. Yet, rather than repairing the old machine, they’re betting the farm on it once again.