Ever wonder why the Republicans have spent the last four years doing everything they can to handicap President Obama, even at the risk of throwing us into a full-scale Depression, as when the ultra-right Republicans did their best to sabotage compromises that were needed to save the country from bankruptcy? It isn’t just cause they want to win an election. It’s because that whole Tea Party-Republican alliance is threatened.
Gene Lyons writes a column for the Arkansas Times, which occasionally gets picked up by one of the Chicago papers. Listen to the story of a longtime Republican Congressional aide, Mike Lofgren, who recently quit his job, as Lyons told it in a recent column:
In his farewell message, Lofgren explained, “The Republican Party is becoming less and less like a traditional political party in a representative democracy and becoming more like an apocalyptic cult,” and added, “For Obama to succeed where Bush had failed had the power to reduce the GOP to a powerless bloc of neo-Conservative whiners for a generation. So Obama had to fail at all costs.”