It’s interesting that on anything related to science (climate change, whether people are born gay, whether a fertilized egg is a person), the GOP insists on imposing fundamentalist Christian views on everyone.
But when it comes to economic policy, they have turned to an atheist — Ayn Rand — who preached unregulated capitalism, an unfettered free market that is as extreme to many of us as the GOP’s theocratic policies.
That’s why I don’t understand today’s GOP bravado that Mitt was a lousy candidate, but Paul Ryan will do just great in 2016. He’s with Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock on abortion, and with Rand on economics. He’s the personification of what lost last night.
Karl Rove says that this country is still center right. Even if that’s the case, his party is not center right, it is now far, far right. As the GOP has moved more to the right, the Dems have not moved equally left, so they are now the more centrist — and saner-seeming — party.
I would say this is a centrist country, that tilts left or right depending on the issue and how far each party is from the center. If politics in America is played between the 20-yard lines, the GOP is out in the parking lot, with very few young or female or minority folks at its sad little tailgate party.